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MA Conf subsidised places

for 1st time delegates To celebrate the Museums Association’s (MA) 125th anniversary, Arts Council England (ACE) and the MA are offering 50 subsidised places at £125 each for first-time delegates from small- to medium- sized museums at the annual conference and exhibition in Cardiff. The places, worth £460 at full price, include all sessions, receptions, […]

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The mouse that RAW’d

10years of Collection Care support How many of us must have benefited from the Collections Care programme of practical workshops, ‘Collections Health checks’ and of the amazing resource which is the ‘What’s eating your Collection’ online pest identification tool? Fresh from the Ironbridge Heritage Management MA in 2004 (I was otherwise very long in the […]

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2 MidFed dates for your diaries

Who Cares About Our Collections? will take place in the beautiful surroundings of The Cottage Museum Woodhall Spa on Wednesday 17 September. The theme for the day will be the changing role of the curator, from specialist to generalist. On Wednesday 19 November join us at Wolverhampton Art Gallery for Through the Eyes of the […]

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Young Museum Professionals Event

Monday 6th October 2014, 10.30 -3.30,  Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Stratford-upon-Avon This exciting Marches Network and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust partnership event is an opportunity to make new contacts, share experiences and develop ideas with other early career professionals. The event includes tours of Shakespeare’s Birthplace and the Trust’s stores as well as a round table discussion with […]

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Fundraising programme places

Missed our fundraising programme last year?  Want some top up reminders? The Giving to Heritage programme run by Heritage Alliance and Institute of Fundraising is massive! Here are just some of the workshops coming up relatively locally – There’re only 15 places on each session- so book as soon as you can. They are also […]

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MA conf. subsidised places

Small or medium sized museum? Would like to go to Museums Association conference (Cardiff, 9-10 October), but can’t afford it? There are a limited number of subisdised places on a first come first served basis for small and medium sized museum staff, and will cost £125 instead of £460. http://www.museumsassociation.org/news/19082014-ace-and-ma-offer-subsidised-places-to-cardiff-2014

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Retail Therapy: museum retail visits

Museum Retail Forum The series of retail workshops earlier this year highlighted the desire for an informal network of those involved with museum retail. We have in mind a mutually supportive forum where experienced staff can mix with beginners; where ideas, contacts, skills and insider tips can be grown and exchanged and maybe joint purchasing […]

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Collections go digital- conference

Monday 17 Nov,  Great North Museum, Newcastle- upon-Tyne [Update:  Delegate booking and sponsorship sales open for the Collections Trust’s Going Digital Conference. More info here  www.collectionstrust.org.uk/going-digital-conference. and for tickets going-digital-conference/delegate-booking ) A new one-day conference to help museums improve their basic use of computers and the Internet has been launched by the Collections Trust as part of its major […]

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Managing Volunteers – training day

30th September, Birmingham Whether you are a volunteer yourself or are employed to manage or co-ordinate a team of volunteers, getting to grips with the paperwork and the people skills is the same everywhere. This session is lead by two of our most experienced volunteer leaders: Richard Gough, Volunteer Co-ordinator for Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust and […]

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Natural History Collections Seminar

Thursday 7 August 14.30–16.00 Flett Lecture Theatre, Natural History Museum, London It’s free , contact julie.reynolds@nhm.ac.uk  , collections-management-seminar-07082014-132178

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Asbestos Alert: WW1 Helmets

It’s not just the gas masks! Some timely advice HSE, via IWM and Nuneaton … download the pdf here gas-masks-and-military-helmets-hse-letter-with-advice    

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Photographic collections curator training

with the V&A The V&A is seeking two regional museum partners with art photograph collections, but limited photography curatorial expertise, to join the above programme which is supported by the Art Fund.   The programme will provide training for emerging curators and raise the profile of the collections, making them more publically accessible.  I attach details […]

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Oral History training

a workshop in Staffs. You may find this of interest Apedale Heritage Centre on Monday 11th August from 10.00 until 13.00 How to run an oral history activity Ethical guidelines Sharing oral histories This will all take place at Apedale Heritage Centre, Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle. ST57RR. There is a cafe at the centre if participants […]

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Mounting and Displaying Collections – NOW FULL

Wednesday 23rd July, Museum of Cannock Chase arrival 9.45 concludes 4pm Some places have become available – please contact Becky rebecca.harvey@staffordshire.gov.uk Catherine Waymouth from Wolverhampton Art Gallery will be leading the morning session on how to mount and display objects. This will be followed in the afternoon by a look at the brand new, HLF funded mining […]

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Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities:

Forging collection-based collaboration between archives, museums and academia’.   REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Where: Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2ND. When: 29th and 30th October, 2014  This is a free collaborative conference organised by Research Libraries UK, The National Archives, Arts Council England, and in association with the Library of Birmingham and University of […]

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Applications open for Collections Management Traineeships

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
The Collections Trust and Arts Council England are delighted to launch a joint initiative to pilot a Collections Management Traineeships programme for the museum and heritage sector. A video introducing the programme is available on the Collections Trust website. Eligibility Criteria To be eligible…

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How do I ..hang a framed art work..

Technicians Tales part 1 As part of the ‘Technician’s Tales’ series from the West Midlands Museum Development team, we bring you the first from Wolverhampton Art Gallery. This video has been created to help those who are museum and gallery professionals, but also the wider public to use within their homes. Many thanks for Rebecca […]

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scholarships for distancelearning

University of Leicester, School of Museum Studies Scholarships are now available for students wishing to commence their studies with us by distance learning in October 2014 and April 2015. – please pass on (NB these are not FULL scholarships, but may help) October 2014 – 3 awards of £2,000 for students currently working or volunteering […]

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manifesto for the future of museums

a museum showoff provocation That lively new way of entertaining networking the ‘museums showoff’  asked a group of people in the first 6 years of their museum career to get together and map how the future, could.. and should …go Download the manifesto here: manifesto-for-the-future-of-museums1 What do you think? Here is some of the introduction In […]

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Sensing the Past:

Widening Access for Visually Impaired Visitors a word from Sam Thomas, community archaeologist  I would like to inform you of an exciting and free training event taking place on the 10th July 2014 at Witley Court, Worcestershire, that might interest you and your group members. I would be grateful if you could forward this email on to […]

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Collections care during archive digitisation

Workshop for volunteers unexpected opportunity- some extra Limited places available on this practical workshop Venue: The Pen Museum, Birmingham,  Date: Tuesday 8th July 2014, 10:30am-12:30pm To support the Pen Museum’s archive digitisation project, this workshop will explore how to care for 2D objects during digitisation. Attendees will develop basic preventive conservation procedures to help preserve archives in museums and […]

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Single Artist seeks connections..

A British Art Network seminar Joseph Wright of Derby and Single Artist Collections,  Derby Museum & Art Gallery on Monday 30 June 2014. 11.00 – 17.00 and has been programmed by Lucy Bamford, Keeper of Art, Derby Museums in collaboration with Martin Myrone, Lead Curator, pre 1900 British Art, Tate. The Derby seminar will explore questions and issues […]

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Accreditation workshops

In partnership with Arts Council England’s Accreditation Advisor for the West Midlands, Fiona Mitchell-Innes, the Museum Development programme is offering two new Accreditation support workshops in 2014 (Accreditation support 2014 pdf). These targeted sessions have been developed specifically to respond to common problem areas and enquiries. The workshops are open to museums across the West Midlands […]

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make more of what you’ve got..

At Black Country Living Museum 19-21st June 2014 This year’s conference is all about how small changes, incremental growth and better use of our collections, buildings, staff, volunteers and other ‘assets’ can help us be more resilient and provide better experiences for our visitors. With just three weeks to go until the National AIM conference […]

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Costumed Interpretation Knowledge workshop

Croome Park, June 10th 10:00am – 16:00pm, Croome Redefined project and Fizzog Productions As part of funding received this year from Arts Council England for the Animating Worcestershire’s Museums project, we are able to provide a number of training sessions available to those beyond Worcestershire The second in this series has been brought together for your […]

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