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£500 prize: Collections on a Budget Award

£500 prize for Collections Trust’s Collections on a Budget Award –  Deadline extended to Friday 16 May (now there must be loads of you who could do with £500 !!- in it to win it) You just need to have a turnover of less than £500k(counts a lot of you in) and a case study […]

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SPECTRUM Community Meeting

at Open Culture,24 June a must for any collections peeps – if you can’t go .. they’re streaming it! see below We are delighted to invite you to the annual SPECTRUM Community Meeting  which will take place the day prior to OpenCulture 2014 on Tuesday  2014 at Kia Oval, London. The meeting is an excellent opportunity for members […]

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‘Elf & Safety’ in the lab

Laboratory Safety for Conservation and Museums 24th May 2014, 9.30-4.40pm – Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery , £85 Health and Safety tends to cause great concern these days with people worried about who is to blame and will we get sued. In reality it is the application of common sense, preferably applied with a modicum […]

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Night in the museum..

The great Museums at Night fest is nearly upon us.. If you’re not doing anything yourselves to make the most of the long light time of May this weekend, make sure you visit one of these shining events. Visit the Museum at Night website for more museum night time goodies around the country The Great […]

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Our Warwickshire newsletter

your heritage online The Our Warwickshire project is run by Heritage and Culture Warwickshire and has been funded by theHeritage Lottery Fund. The aim is that Warwickshire museums, archives, local history groups and website visitors will collaborate to record and share the stories of our county, using material from both real and digital collections. “So far we’ve been delighted […]

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OpenCulture conf- early bird deadline

Early Bird rates for the OpenCulture conference end this Wednesday (30 April). If you book now you could save £50 – http://www.collectionslink.org.uk/openculture2014-delegates. There are also special rates available for smaller museums, so we’d be grateful if you could pass this message on. The conference takes place on 25-26 June. We’ve got a great line up of speakers already […]

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Show and Tell

‘The Great Warwickshire Show and Tell’ Friday 16th May 2014 Market Square, Warwick 3pm this is your invite to a prestigious event the British artist, Alex Hartley, of the renowned Cultural Olympiad Project will showcase the regions cultural organisations which Alex has hand chosen to transform the Market Hall Museum  and Warwick Town square in a […]

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Man proposes, ACE..

Updated Disposal Toolkit available Updated guidance on collections disposal and a refreshed Disposal Toolkit is now available.  The product has been designed by Arts Council England (ACE), the Museums Association, CyMAL, Museums Galleries Scotland and Northern Ireland Museums Council and is available at http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/supporting-museums/accreditation-scheme/disposal-museum-collections-guidance/.  Most disposal activity is undertaken responsibly, but the toolkit provides support and […]

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Free online webinars- Collections Management

Four new Collections Trust webinars  Audio recordings of four webinars developed by Collections Trust, with funding and support from Arts Council England, are now available as a new online training resource on Collections Link. The webinars feature presentations on key subjects delivered by expert speakers, which have been synchronised with their PowerPoint presentations. Each webinar lasts an hour, […]

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Major Incident Plan Conference

 at RSC Stratford upon Avon: 19 May 2014: 10.00-17 ACEnterprise members, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) are hosting a one day conference on Major Incident Planning at the Courtyard Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, on Monday 19 May and all ACE members will be offered the discounted rate of £100 for the event. This event is of relevance […]

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Collect(ion) an Award?

Collections Trust Awards are looking for entries from ALL sizes of museums … try it!          Collections Manager of the Year: Recognising and celebrating the achievements of a collections manager in a UK museum who has “made a difference”. Nominations only.          Young Collections Professional of the Year: Recognising and celebrating the achievements of a collections professional […]

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How was it for you ? #museumweek

It’s not quite over yet … but.. Were you one of the over 300 museum who took part in the twitter communication fest. See the live Guardian blog for some amazing interactions – still think Twitter is not for your museum? http://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/2014/mar/24/museum-week-uk-2014-live-blog#block-5332b179e4b07edc52cb96d3 here is our previous post on #museumweek  

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Thrifty #museumweek

Splash out.. in a low cost way! Two for one offer- this week is Warwickshire’s marvellous Thrift Week AND it’s twitter’s international #museum week. So, communicating and engaging your audience is almost cost free by Twitter and blogs so go for it. Todays subject is #museummastermind and I notice that somebody will be sharing an […]

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Collection Care webinars – 27th March

Collections Trust has developed a series of webinars aimed at small and medium-sized museums . The last in the series of webinars coming up. Completely free, see you there.. online… Collections Trust would like to invite you to join us for a free webinar on ‘Buying Collections Management Software’ led by Nico Tyack, Documentation Officer […]

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Making Boxes for Museum Objects –

a really useful document from our colleagues in the South East Do you have that one awkward object which will just not fit into a standard box? Then follow this step by step guide to making a bespoke box for objects of all shapes and sizes. With big thanks to the staff and volunteers at Arundel Museum for supplying […]

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What Katie did – or will do

My Canadian ‘museum secret santa buddy’ is offering some ‘wandering museums consultant support ‘ this summer.. Anyone want some willing and experienced help for a week or two this summer? … see below I am coming to the UK this summer as part of my (slightly crazy) Wandering Museum Consultant project (www.wanderingmuseumconsultant.com).I  am spending time […]

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cosy connections…media

There are many community museums which grew out of local history columns in the local newspaper. But few come more closely allied than the relationship between Coventry Music Museum and a regular music column in the CoventryTelegraph. Pete’s regular BackBeat column emerges from his experience an knowledge of the local music scene – just as […]

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Flying the Flag

from the southwest http://www.swfed.org.uk/news/museum-development-news/1367-flying-the-flag The South West Museum Development Programme’s Flying the Flag project led by Conservation Development Officer Helena Jaeschke is now well underway. Funded with the generous support of the Pilgrim Trust the project is working with 28 museums across Devon and Cornwall to improve the collection care, display, storage and condition of […]

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Nominations Open for Collections Trust Awards 2014

CT Awards 2014 celebrate excellence in Collections Management. Full details of the awards and how to submit an entry are available on the Collections Link website atwww.collectionslink.org.uk/ct-awards. Three new awards have been added this year to celebrate the Collections Manager and Young Collections Professional of the Year, and to recognise exceptional expertise in Enterprise in a […]

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£1million strategic investment awarded

Over seventy museums from across England have been successful in receiving funding across the country, as well as several important national initiatives led by organisations like the Museums Associationand the International Council of Museums UK. Seven museum in the West Midlands have gained funding for programmes to be carried out in the next twelve months, bringing a […]

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IWM- IWD: International Womens Day

First World War Centenary events this march – Highlighting women’s experiences  for this International Womens Day on March 9th. Are you signed up for the regular newsletters form IWM and 1914.org? This month we mark International Women’s Day with a range of events, activities and unique stories commemorating the role of women in the First […]

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Watch Museum fundraising evening

         The city’s Coventry Watch Museum is looking forward to welcoming TV antiques expert Charles Hanson to their fundraising event at the Ricoh Arena.   press release    The valuer auctioneer from the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip, Bargain Hunt and Flog It! will be at the Legends Lounge on Thursday, April 10 […]

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Collections cleaning…are you keeping up?

Cleaning Essentials – week 5 is already upon us follow ‘Tincture of Museums’, a volunteer who signed up for the Museum of London – Collection Cleaning Course .. This blog by tincture of museums is worth following for those who want  to see – and learn – about some of the basic good practice collections skills. […]

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Collecting Cultures (funding)

New round of this HLF fund opens. Closing date 2 May After the previous success in 2008, the Collections Cultures initiative has reopened and for this round. Accredited museums,archives and libraries are all eligible to apply.    Collecting Cultures aims to support archives, accredited museums and libraries to develop their collections through strategic acquisition projects. Projects must include […]

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Looking out for drips?

Accredited museums will have a well-honed (!?) emergency/disaster plan and are no doubt being extra vigilant in these watery days. We know some museums are already taking precautions – especially those who have a history of flooding. But it’s worth having another look at your diaster plan and making resources and telephone numbers are all […]

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