Advice on Reopening

Date added:  14/04/2021

Updated 23/02/2021 The government introduced a third lockdown on 5 January 2021, and a 4 step roadmap to ending the lockdown was announced on the…

Support for Museums

Date added:  14/04/2021

Updated 23/02/2021 Information and advice for museums Latest advice from Arts Council England Latest advice from AIM: Association of Independent Museums Latest advice from NLHF: National Lottery Heritage…

Support for Businesses/Employers

Date added:  14/04/2021

Updated 23/02/2021 Government Support for Employers and Businesses Latest advice from GOV.UK Latest government support initiatives for businesses The Chancellor announced an extension to his package of…

Advice about Covid-19

Date added:  14/04/2021

Updated 29/03/21 Information and advice Latest advice from the GOV.UK Latest advice from NHS Latest advice from Public Health England Latest advice from MIND: Coronavirus and your wellbeing National…

Conservation Basics – 15 March 2021

Date updated:  22/03/2021

What’s the best way to care for museum collections?  How can we safely handle museum objects?  What cleaning can we do - and when should…

Emergency Planning – 11 January 2021

Date added:  15/01/2021

We know that starting or updating an Emergency Plan can be overwhelming. Creating an Emergency Plan is something that can be pushed to the bottom…

Sensing Culture

Date added:  08/01/2021

Sensing Culture was a three-year multi-partner project with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) as the lead partner, and funded by £438,900 from…

Getting Showcases that Work – Online Training

Date added:  11/11/2020

David Thickett, Senior Conservation Scientist of English Heritage, talks through the process of purchasing and maintaining a showcase that will work for you and your…

The National Archives Resources

Date updated:  28/10/2020

The National Archives work in partnership with Arts Council England, together with other sector partners, and aim to support archive services, encourage new thinking in…

Top tips on Arts Council grant applications

Date added:  16/10/2020

What are Arts Council England (ACE) Project Grants? Arts Council England (ACE) is responsible for leading the strategic development of the museum sector.  They have…

Step-by-Step Guide to Grantium

Date added:  16/10/2020

How to create an applicant profile on Grantium The first step is to create a user account which you will use to log into Grantium.…

Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide

Date added:  28/07/2020

This Guide has been produced by the American Event Safety Alliance to support organisations in organising events in the US.  Some of the tips may…

Upskilling for Sustainability

Date added:  15/07/2020

The SE Museum Facilities Managers Forum were successful in attracting Arts Council England and SEMD support for a programme of sustainability training and activity in…

Reopening Case Study: Cromwell Museum

Date added:  10/07/2020

The Cromwell Museum in Huntington has kindly offered to share their Reopening planning documents to help others who are going through the same process. Museum…

Is my Museum at risk of closure?

Date added:  01/05/2020

If you believe your museum is within 4 to 8 weeks of closure: contact your Museum Development Officer at SEMD and the team from AIM to discuss your options…

Advice about Legionella – Advice Sheet

Date updated:  26/04/2021

Legionella risks during the coronavirus outbreak Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia which can cause serious illness in persons who are susceptible such as…

Advice on Remote Working – Advice Sheet

Date updated:  26/04/2021

SEMD has prepared some simple instructions to help you use different online tools, Zoom, and Microsoft Team. Digital Culture Network has created notes about the different tools to help…

Advice about Security – Advice Sheet

Date updated:  26/04/2021

Keeping your Buildings and Collections Safe during the Covid-19 Crisis Priorities for Temporary Museum Closure Top Priority Make sure that more than one or two people…

Advice about Collections Care – Advice Sheet

Date updated:  26/04/2021

Collections Care Guidance during the Covid-19 Crisis Conservation specialists Spencer and Fry have pulled together some suggestions on how to care for your museum collections…

Advice about Digital – Advice Sheet

Date updated:  26/04/2021

‘Covid-19: Ultimate Guide to Free Video Conferencing and Collaboration Tools’ by UCToday Advice about remote volunteer from East Midlands Museum Development Example of a Digital Museum from Hastings…

Advice about Wellbeing – Advice Sheet

Date updated:  26/04/2021

Advice from MIND: Coronavirus and your wellbeing Advice for Museum Educators about Mental Health and COVID-19 from Group for Education in Museums (GEM) Advice on looking after…

Resources for Museums – Advice Sheet

Date updated:  26/04/2021

Advice about Business Continuity ‘Expect the Unexpected’ from DCMS Advice about HR from AIM: HR advice from TheHRDept Advice and resources for employers to support home working…

Disaster Recovery Guide

Date added:  25/02/2020

A useful Disaster Recovery Guide produced by the Ecclesiastical Insurance Office, and circulated for reference by Kent Heritage Watch. Download a copy of the Disaster…

SEND in Museums Project Resources

Date updated:  20/08/2019

  "The children were alert, joining in, had fun. It was a relaxed visit and we went with what worked well. The resource can be…

Creative Case for Diversity: Case Study Form

Date updated:  15/05/2019

South East Museum Development is looking for museums to share their experiences of how they have become more responsive, connected, diverse and representative of their…

South East Hampshire Museums Conference 2019

Date updated:  25/04/2019

South East Hampshire Museums Conference 2019 Welcome This page is dedicated to providing information for delegates attending the South East Museums Conference that took place…

Making Digital Fit 2019 Training Session

Date updated:  25/04/2019

Making Digital Fit 2019 Training Session This was a one day training event aimed at those working or volunteering for museums that are Accredited or working…

Doing Digital Right 2019 Training Session

Date updated:  30/04/2019

This one day training event was aimed at those working or volunteering for Accredited museums or working towards Accreditation.  The training objectives for the day…

Special Schools and Museum Toolkit

Date updated:  19/06/2019

We are delighted to launch this unique toolkit which aims to provide museums with practical support to create inclusive and accessible experiences for people with…

Materials from Impact workshop, 8 March 2018

Date updated:  30/04/2019

This day was an opportunity for LAINet members and museum staff to discuss and explore evaluation techniques and the quality standards set by the Arts…

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Agreement Template

Date updated:  15/05/2019

Simple agreement template to support the development of effective peer-to-peer mentoring relationships. Peer support can be really helpful to mentors, supporting us to reflect on…

Hampshire Solent Museums Conference 2018

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Welcome This page is dedicated to providing information for delegates attending the Hampshire Solent Museums Conference 2018. If you have any questions about what is…

Materials from SEMD CPD Event: Mentoring Skills January 2018

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Outline Download SEMD_mentoring_CPD_outline_20180111.pdf... Handouts of slides Download SE_mentoring_20161208_handout.pdf... More detail of additional resources suggested during the session: Coaching For Performance by Sir John Whitmore Coaching and…

Guide on non-user consultation in museums

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Non-user consultation is a requirement for every Accredited Museum. If you would like to improve how you consult with new communities, here is some help.…

Working with Public Service Commissioners

Date updated:  26/04/2019

This quick guide for the arts and cultural sector documents learning from the Cultural Commissioning Programme’s work with five locality projects, based in Birmingham, Derby,…

Making Sense of Social Prescribing

Date updated:  26/04/2019

‘Social Prescribing’ is a mechanism for linking patients with non-medical sources of support within the community, including cultural provision. Find out more about how it…

Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries

Date updated:  26/04/2019

This is the website for the British Association of Art Therapists‘ Museums And Galleries Specialist Interest Group. We aim to be a positive and inclusive…

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