AIM – the Association of Independent Museums is delighted to announce the opening of the Year 2 Applications. AIM entered into a 3 year funding partnership with Biffa Award which will provide a £1.5m investment into independent museums and industrial heritage sites across the UK. AIMBIFFA applicaiton word version AIMBIFFA […]
Today’s the day when thousands of employees across the UK get out into their communities to volunteer to help community groups, schools and local charities as part of Give and Gain Day, an annual event organised by Business in the Community (BITC). For the first time this year, MDOs in the West Midlands region have […]
Feeling somewhat battered, bereft and friendless, the Arts Council has decided to produce some (very cool looking) advocacy materials to help us make the case for why cultural activities should be funded and, indeed, how central they are to any kind of life.. There is advice, figures and pretty pics… most covers ‘culture’ in general, […]
Are you ready for this? Challenging museums to be challenging! Some coffee time inspiration from Bridget McKenzie…nb pleased to note that fair number of things mentioned here are already being put forward through our MDO Marches Network programmes.. leading or what!
I surf the net, not the sea, but the wonderful new Museum of British Surfing is definitely riding a crest of the wave (cliche alert). It has just been shortlisted, at the recent Museums&Heritage show for its excellent Sustainability Policy. Who says policies ain’t cool?! So Kowabunga! Check out the action of this rip …. Note […]
A really exciting opportunity for emerging leaders in the regional museum and cultural sector is being offered, with ACE funding, by Black Country Living Museum. Just 12 places (so pretty competitive) are open on this, Clore-type, programme which will include intense learning retreats, one to one mentoring, masterclasses, overseas research trip and help in investing […]
Congratulations to everyone who won an award at the Museums & Heritage show this year. And special mentions to all our regional shortlisted peeps! Astley Castle, in North Warwickshire, reently completed (eco) restoration by The Landmark Trust, was joint winner of the Restoration or conservation prize Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service and University of Birmingham, TouchHistory, […]
Leamington looks Back begins again on Saturday! There are more than 50 events at this special young festival of local history. Watch out for Backspace a celebration of the towns reputation as a stronghold of the computer gaming industry from organiser Jenny StJohn We hope you enjoy Leamington Looks Back again this year and would be grateful for your […]