The Art of Partnering

The Art of Partnering is the final report of a Cultural Enquiry conducted by King's College London in collaboration with the BBC, which explored the role partnership…

What Works Centre for Wellbeing

Together with the Economic and Social Research Council and Public Health England, the government is funding a What Works centre dedicated to understanding what national…

Age of Creativity

Age of Creativity is a national platform for everyone who believes that creativity can support older people to enjoy better health, wellbeing, and quality of…

Existing Trustee Recruitment Resources

Introduction The effective management of Intellectual Property Rights and of other cultural assets, such as collections, staff expertise, locations and facilities, are hugely important to…

Materials from EU Funding Workshop 1

Materials from Workshop 1 of the Hampshire Solent European funding project, held at Westgate Hall Southampton on 17 November 2015. Further information about the project…

Business Model Generation: Preview

'Business Model Generation' by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur is a handbook for anyone striving to improve a business model — or craft a new…

Creative Europe Desk UK

Creative Europe Desk UK promotes awareness and understanding of Creative Europe, the European Union's programme to support the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors. From 2014-2020,…

Materials from Young Roots Briefing

Presentations from the 'HLF Young Roots Briefing' on Thursday 17 September 2015 at Quay Arts in Newport, Isle of Wight Download HLF_Young_Roots_Briefing_17_Sept.pdf... Download HCT_ENTRENCHED.pdf... More…

International Tourism Toolkit

In 2015 the British Council published an International Tourism Toolkit for UK museums.  This toolkit is the result of a project aimed at increasing the sustainability…

How teachers find and use online resources

An Arts Council England report on 'How teachers find and use online resources' by Matt Locke, Chris Unitt & Eylan Ezekial www.Storythings.com. How teachers find and use…

Materials from Museums and Student Volunteers

University of Kent contacts Prof. Kenneth Fincham, Head of School, School of History, history@kent.ac.uk Jon Beer, Student Office Manager, School of History, J.Beer@kent.ac.uk Dr Zoë Denness, Research Centre Manager,  Gateways…

Evaluation Planning Toolkit

Evaluation is a way to help you understand and show others whether your work has met or exceeded your expectations. Evaluation planning should be built…

Volunteer Management Toolkit

This toolkit published by Essex Museum Development and prepared for them in 2015 by Pippa Smith of Handling the Past, provides guidance and templates to…

Materials from Collections Care & Conservation Roadshow

Conservation Policies and Plans by Daniel Bone from the Ashmolean Museum Presentation Download Conservation_Policies_and_Plans_in_practice_Daniel_Bone.pdf... Arsenic and Asbestos by Derek Brain from Birmingham Museums Trust Presentation…

The Charity Forum

Southampton-based law firm Paris Smith has developed a free-to-join forum to champion the free exchange of information and ideas between chief executives and trustees of…

Insurance for Museums

MLA good practice guidance booklet on insuring museums. Published 2004. Covers: The Insurance Market; Risk Management; Insurance and Risk Management; Different Ways of Insuring; Understanding…

UCL Collections Review Toolkit

This toolkit has been put together as a practical guide to help you review your museum collection. It documents the Collections Review process carried out…

Emergency Planning Basic Checklist

Emergency Planning Basic Checklist. Developed and shared by the Hampshire Solent ‘Emergency Preparedness' Peer Development Group. This checklist aims to supplement your Emergency Plan. It highlights the…

Disaster Plan Table Top Exercise Instructions

Disaster Plan Table Top Exercise Instructions. Resource developed and shared by the Hampshire Solent ‘Emergency Preparedness' Peer Development Group. The purpose of the table top exercise…

Disaster Planning Resources List

Disaster Planning Resources List. Collated and shared by the Hampshire Solent ‘Emergency Preparedness' Peer Development Group. This list is compiled to assist in locating resources…

Emergency Plan: Business Continuity – Making it Work

Emergency Plan: Business Continuity - Making it Work. Guidance note developed and shared by the Hampshire Solent ‘Emergency Preparedness' Peer Development Group. Download Business_continuity___making_it_work.pdf...

Retail Toolbox

Museum Development North West have launched a new Retail Toolbox for museums. The toolbox contains simple tips to help you and your team maximise your gift…

Arts Derby Audience Development Toolkit

Arts Derby Audience Development Toolkit. Author: Louise Cogman. One of the resources collated and shared by the Hampshire Solent 'Audience Development' Peer Development Group. Download…

Cultural Commissioning Resources from NCVO

The Cultural Commissioning Programme has collated a range of resources for those wanting to engage in public service commissioning and for commissioners such as local…

Aging & Mental Health article

The impact of community-based arts and health interventions on cognition in people with dementia: a systematic literature review by Rhea Younga, Paul M. Camica & Victoria Tischlerb…

Heritage Funding Helpline

The Giving to Heritage project has launched the Heritage Funding Helpline as a result of requests for adhoc advice from a fundraising specialist. That this…

Culture Segments

Culture Segments is a sector-specific segmentation system for culture and heritage organisations. Its objective is to provide the sector with a shared language for understanding…

AIM Advocacy Toolkit

The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) appointed DC Research in 2014 to research the expansion of the successful and much-used *AIM Economic Impact Toolkit into…

Donation Boxes in Museums

AIM is pleased to introduce the first of a new series of publications called ‘Quick Guides’. The AIM QUICK GUIDES have been developed to provide…

2014 Arts Award Supporter Starter Kit

Trinity College has launched this revised Starter Kit for organisations wanting to become Arts Award Supporters. There is also a new website aimed specifically at…

CultureHive

CultureHive is a free resource to help you discover and share best practice in cultural marketing and fundraising, managed by the Arts Marketing Association. Featuring…

Materials from Building Engagement: Working with Schools

Programme of the Day: Download BE___Working_With_Schools___programme.pdf...   ------------- Judith Carruthers - Presentations: Download Working_with_Schools___What_makes_a_successful_visit.PDF... Download Working_with_Schools___What_context_are_schools_working_in.pdf... Download Working_with_Schools___Jargon_Busting.pdf... Download Burwell_Museum___Preparing_for_the_new_curriculum.pdf... Useful Links: The National Curriculum…

Materials from the SHOWCASE Conference

Materials from the South East Museum Development Programme's regional conference, SHOWCASE held on Monday 10th November, 2014 at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge. Photographs from SHOWCASE We…

Object Condition Assessment Framework

Framework devised and used by the team at the National Trust property, Knole House in Sevenoaks, Kent. Download Object_Condition_Assessment_Framework.doc...

Developing an Audience Research Approach

Useful blog post by Jessica Suess, Partnership Officer, Oxford University Museums, on the Oxford Aspite website, sharing their experience of starting from scratch with a…

Toolkit: How to Conduct a Focus Group

This toolkit has been provided to assist people in conducting focus groups. It was developed for a particular research project at Rowan University in the…

GEM (Group for Education in Museums)

Website of the GEM (Group for Education in Museums), a community of professionals who work in the field of education in museums. It contains news,…

Visitor Studies Group

Website of the Visitor Studies Group, a community of professionals who work in the field of visitors studies in a range of cultural and natural…