Creative Europe Desk UK

Date updated:  30/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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…

Background to digital cultural learning in the UK

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Research report carried out by Flow Research on behalf of Artswork, the South East Bridge organisation.  Their role as evaluators for the Extending Digital Practice…

How teachers find and use online resources

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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…

The Charity Forum

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  30/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  30/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  30/04/2019

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…

Working Towards an Audience Development Plan

Date updated:  04/03/2021

Presentation from 'Working Towards an Audience Development Plan' workshop delivered by Nicky Boyd in January 2015 as part of the activities of the Hampshire Solent…

Arts Council England Family Friendly Toolkit

Date updated:  30/04/2019

This toolkit is designed to support arts organisations wishing to make a commitment to families, making it easier for families to take part in the…

Arts Derby Audience Development Toolkit

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  30/04/2019

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…

Materials from Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum 2015

Date updated:  30/04/2019

Materials from Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum held at Westgate Hall Southampton on 2 February 2015. Handout of main event presentations and introduction to 2015-18 programme Download…

Donation Boxes in Museums

Date updated:  30/04/2019

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…

‘Audience Development’ Peer Development Group

Date updated:  04/03/2021

Museum Name Dimbola Museum and Galleries, Brading Roman Villa, Warrior 1860, The Diving Museum, Jane Austen’s House Museum. Museum Contact Rachel Flynn, Dimbola Museum and…

2014 Arts Award Supporter Starter Kit

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Object Condition Assessment Framework

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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…

Audience Research Unit at the Australian Museum

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Loads of useful guidance and tools developed by the Audience Research Unit at the Australian Museum. Areas covered include: visitor behaviour, evaluation, research techniques, tips…

GEM (Group for Education in Museums)

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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

Date updated:  26/04/2019

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…

Neighbourhood Statistics

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Searchable database that you can use to find comparable statistics on local areas. Coverage includes health, deprivation, economy and education. Useful for audience development, user…

AIM Visitor Verdict

Date updated:  26/04/2019

A free visitor experience benchmarking service for AIM members to improve resilience. Provided by AIM in association with its survey partner BDRC Continental with funding…

How to Effectively Commission Research

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Guide developed by Audiences London explaining how to commission effective marketing research. How to Effectively Commission Research

Arts Award case study – Project Dinosaur

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Project Dinosaur – using Arts Award with young people in hospital The aim of this project was to connect the Museum of Natural History to…

Arts Award case study – Oxford University

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Arts Award - Oxford University museums and collections case study Building on a pilot developed by the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Oxford University Museums decided to…

Delivering Culture and Sport More Efficiently

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Guidance from the Local Government Association about new ways of delivering culture and sport services. Includes guides on externalising services, social enterprise, devolved governance for…

Moving to Museum Trusts

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Report produced for MLA in 2006 by consultants Egreria. This report focuses on museums that have been ‘devolved’ by local authorities. They are distinguished by…

Basic Access Checklist

Date updated:  18/12/2019

A 3-page tick-box check list to start you on the right track on assessing access issues in your museum.  This check list is for guidance…

List of alternative funders

Date updated:  26/04/2019

A few suggestions of other organisations you may like to consider when seeking funding. Download List_of_alternative_funders.pdf...

Instititute of Fundraising guidance and resources

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Fundraising guides (looking at everything from fundraising for individuals, Gift Aid, data protection and solicitation statements through to raffles, auctions and public collections...) 'Five Minute…

Painting Conservation training – handouts

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Handouts on painting conservation delivered on behalf of CSI as part of the Sussex Museums Group remedial conservation project across Surrey, East & West Sussex,…

Textile Conservation training – handouts

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Powerpoint presentation from Zenzie Tinker on textile conservation.  Delivered by Zenzie on behalf of CSI as part of the Sussex Museums Group remedial conservation project…

Kent Sustainable Volunteer Project – handouts

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Handouts and notes from the Kent 'Sustainable Volunteering' project run between July 2013 - March 2014.  Developed by Dare to Change and Stepping Up Training.…

Book & Paper Conservation training – handouts

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Powerpoint presentation and supporting handouts from Ruth Stevens on conservation of Books & Paper.  Delivered by Ruth on behalf of CSI as part of the Sussex…

Infographics Toolkit – Re:Fresh Project

Date updated:  30/04/2019

The Infographics Toolkit was produced as part of the Surrey, East & West Sussex Museum Development Programme's 'Re:Fresh Project' in Summer 2014 to help museums think…

How to write an audience development plan

Date updated:  26/04/2019

'How to write an audience development plan - issues to consider, research to conduct.' Article by Ben Gammon consultant and prior Head of Audience Development,…

Arts Award & Museums – a Case Study

Date updated:  26/04/2019

Arts Award and Cornwall’s Museums Best Practice Case Study In 2013/14 a group of museums in Cornwall (National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth Art Gallery, Porthcurno Telegraph…

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