Tag Archives: curating
slow art day

Who learns from us?

Look closer: What art historians can learn from museum education. It’s not just us learning the skills and techniques form other sectors. The museum sector is rather good at educations, learning outside the classroom and innovative engagement  - a trend stimulated perhaps by the influx of  government funding over the ‘Renaissance in the Regions’ period. […]

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science museum journal

Science Museum Group Journal – issue1

The Science Museum Group has created a new online journal It presents the global research community with peer-reviewed papers relevant to the wide-ranging work of the  Science Museum Group. The journal freely shares the research of four national UK museums and warmly invites contributions that resonate with their collections and practice. Browse the first issue […]

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Telling Technicians Tales

Museum technicians are monumental! Marches Network Museum Development Officers are undertaking a project to capture the knowledge and experience of those who work with collections in a practical way. These members of museum teams are not always the first point of focus for projects such as MA Monument Fellowships, and yet their skills and abilities […]

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collections trust

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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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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Photography and heritage go together like a…

Photography and heritage – two words which perhaps don’t instantly go together, but maybe they should. Says guest blogger Zoe Potter on Heritage Open Days website. Most of us now encourage – or at least don’t discourage – photography in our museums. here are a couple of articles about how we might make photography a […]

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A spring half dozen..

…events for your diary. A reminder of some that are coming up in March + Blue type indicates Marches Network events. Don’t forget the Entrepreneurial Museum events here  and the Engaging Reluctant Learners on 28th March here  and always check the Marches Network event site here. Museums Association also has a useful compendium here    1. […]

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sculptingwith light

Sculpting with light

Sculpting With Light is a company of digital artists who work with museums and heritage sites on digital installations and interactive media. an approach from some amazing artists you might want to work with: Sculpting with Light We can project video, animation, or information onto a range of dynamic surfaces and bring the stories of […]

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Building fruitful partnerships between academics and cutural peeps

There’s ideas, researchers, support and  even some funding …Warwick Creative Exchange Partnership-Building Seminar and Workshop, Helen Martin Studio in Warwick Arts Centre, Wednesday 5th February, 1.30 – 5.30pm Who is it for? ·RESEARCHERS: how could artists and arts organisations help you to conduct and present your search, adding new perspectives, methods, insights and connections? ARTS PRACTITIONERS AND PRODUCERS: […]

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Who you gonna call? Connect10

Well, 3 midlands museums are in the running to get a real live artist in residence during Museums at Night…yippee. Don’t forget to vote! Warwickshire museum (yay @Oisinthedeer! ) is in the running to get Alex Hartley Heres how to vote for themAlex Hartley at Warwickshire Museum  and Kidderminster Carpet museum could get Amy Sharrocks and the […]

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Art Fund Curatorial Grants: deadline 15 Jan

The Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants programme provides funding for travel and other practical costs to help curators from museums large and small undertake collection and exhibition research projects within the UK or anywhere in the world. From the website the artfund.org  deadline 15 jan! What we will support Applications from individual UK curators, scholars and […]

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Curating Art after New Media – CPD Course

Organised by University of Sunderland but taking place in London 9-15th feb This intensive week-long course in London is aimed at curators, exhibition organisers, educators and others working with contemporary art. The course will critically examine how contemporary curating can best match contemporary art practices, including practices that might be collaborative, or participatory. Since new […]

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takeover day 2013

Teen takeover day….

Ever wondered what happens on Takeover Day? Many museums take part and here is just one story of how Teens took over ThinkTank Posted on November 28, 2013 by Lynsey see more here: the ThinkTankBlog Like any good event Takeover Day, was months in the planning and then swept by in a hectic whirlwind! From the first meeting way back in September, Takeover […]

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Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

Next year’s annual meeting will be held in Cardiff on 22-28 June 2014 (http://www.spnhc.org/50/meetings). The meetings are normally held in the USA and only visit Europe once in a while, so this will be a good opportunity to showcase collections in Wales.  Overall theme is Historic Collections: A resource for the future.

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Money, Medals – west mids training day

Still time to book your place on The Money and Medals Network,West Midlands Training Day, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Monday 11th November 2013 to book contact HFlynn@britishmuseum.org, (0)207 323 8255 All events will be held in the AV Room at BMAG 10.00 ARRIVAL, tea/coffee 10.30Best Practice in Storage of Numismatic Material     Henry Flynn, Project Curator: Museums, Money […]

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Do you have a question about squid…?

…spiders, skeletons or stuffed things in general? The biological collections review in the West Midlands is here to help you care for and use the biological collections in your museum. Please get in touch for quick advice on your animal, insect and plant collections, whatever their size or issues you are facing with them. As well as […]

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Teaching Museums – on the job

Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service is holding its first ‘Teaching Museums’ conference. It is free to everyone in the sector interested in discussing ideas, practice and current challenges around workforce development. The programme includes: Leadership and diversity – John Orna-Ornstein, Arts Council England Working Wonders – Gaby Porter, Museums Association Skills for the Future – […]

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Working historic machinery… really worth the hassle?

Cough. I expect some loud hurrumphs at even querying this notion. ThinkTank are running a jam packed (Monument Fellowship Project) day on all aspects of running historic machinery ..on 17th October in Birmingham. Cloaing date for free places  27th September. Be there or get rusty! see seminar programme here:Seminar programme public and Booking form here : booking […]

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