Connecting with Culture

Connectingwithculture.com has been created by Artswork as a simple way for schools and children & young people’s organisations to connect with arts and culture. Connectingwithculture.com…

Keep it legal – volunteering risk toolkit

Keep it legal - volunteering risk toolkit Publisher:  Institute for Volunteering Research and Volunteering England Author(s) : Katharine Gaskin Year of publication: 2006 This toolkit draws…

Rural Touring in a Nutshell

This guide has been produced by the National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF). In it you'll find information on how rural touring schemes operate and on…

Security Policies for Museums

Background In 2016, SEMDP commissioned Osprey Heritage Mangement(OHM) to provide expert advice on museum security, As part of their project, John Minary - who led…

12 Tips to Help you with Networking

No matter how often you have done it, networking can be challenging. Whether you are at the very beginning of your career in museums, have just…

Arts Commissioning Toolkit

This toolkit will help you understand and engage with commissioning. Being commissioned provides an opportunity for the arts and cultural sector to deliver contracts for…

Materials from EU Funding Workshop 3

Materials from Workshop 3 of the Hampshire Solent European funding project, held at Chilcomb House on 17 May 2016. Further information about the project can be found here.…

Materials from EU Funding Workshop 2

Materials from Workshop 2 of the Hampshire Solent European funding project, held at Chilcomb House on 15 March 2016. Further information about the project can be…

Arts Business Models case study: Multistory

How can museums improve their own sustainability by learning from other arts organisations’ business models? We are publishing six case studies to provide valuable learning…

Arts Business Models case study: Aspex

How can museums improve their own sustainability by learning from other arts organisations’ business models? We are publishing six case studies to provide valuable learning…

Access Review Template

In 2016, Sonia Rasbery was commissioned to produce an access review template to help museums looking to improve their regular, in-house review process. Alongside this project,…

EU funding ‘top tips’

A helpful EU funding top tips guide, including key steps for accessing European funding and how to develop European project ideas successfully. Developed as part…

EU funding jargon buster

A helpful guide to terminology used in EU funding stream documentation. Developed as part of the South East Museum Development Programme's Hampshire Solent European Funding…

Share Academy

Share Academy is a partnership project between University of the Arts London (UAL), University College London (UCL) and the London Museums Group. The partnership came together…

Creative Communities Project Resources

The Connected Communities Programme led by the AHRC is a multi-million pound research programme designed to help us understand the changing nature of communities in…

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…

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