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This is the end … and a beginning Dear followers, From tomorrow the official Museum Development West Midlands news blog will pass to the new website mdowm.org  Please do make sure you sign up for e-alerts, or ‘follow’ via email on THAT site. Just go to the site and click the buttons near the top […]

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Our new guide to events and celebrations in 2015

Originally posted on The Marches Network:
Give and Gain Day at the Museum of Cannock Chase. Our new guide provides a calendar of national and international events, festivals and celebrations taking place throughout 2015. From #MuseumSelfie in January to Takeover Day in November it lists a variety of initiatives that you can get involved in, either…

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Grants for conservation of manuscripts – deadline 1st October 2015

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust offers grants for the conservation and preservation of manuscripts and archives.  Since the NMCT was founded in 1990 it has awarded grants of nearly £2.5m, which have enabled the conservation of hundreds of musical, literary, architectural and other vital…

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A visit to Charlecote Mill

Originally posted on Charlecote Park: Uncovered:
A few weeks ago, our retail team went on a stroll to the village mill. They wanted to find out where the flour sold in our shop comes from. Here at Charlecote we love local food and we can’t get any more local than the produce from our own…

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ACEnterprises – study tour: Oxford

Dreaming Spires Tour – Oxford 17 September 10:00-16:00 This is an ACE  idea  (ho ho) nb please contact ACEnterprises directly. It is a membership organisation [GP]  Bookings are now open for this ACE Study Day. The Dreaming Spires Tour will visit four of the leading venues, hearing from the retail teams at each and gaining extended insight […]

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WIRP International Travel Grant Scheme

Originally posted on Museum Development North West:
Details of the WIRP International Travel Grant Scheme are now available on the ICOM UK website. The scheme is offering a small number of travel grants to support non-national museums in England to work internationally. The travel grants will enable recipients to undertake an international research visit in…

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Bird Watch Update

Originally posted on Compton Verney Grounds Blog:
Our bird recording expert has been out exploring with notepad and pencil again, updating the list in respect of the birds who visit or reside at Compton Verney. Whilst spotting, recording and snapping appears to be a simple process, I can testify personally to many failed attempts at…

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Family Arts Campaign

Originally posted on Museum Development North West:
The Family Arts Campaign aims to support organisations across the UK and across the visual and performing arts in providing high-quality activities for families and in growing and broadening the number of families taking part in the arts. It was an initiative of six visual and performing arts…

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Business Rates – Urgent action needed

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
Those of you who read the August AIM Bulletin may have seen the article on Business Rates. AIM is working hard to reduce the burden of business rates for our members by working with Colin Hunter of Lambert Smith Hampton, speaking with the Valuation…

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Corbyn, Sturgeon and a guy called Nigel… Borgen would love them all

Originally posted on WHAT WOULD BORGEN DO?:
Jeremy Corbyn Nicola Sturgeon Caroline Lucas Nigel Farage Leanne Wood Q: What do Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola Sturgeon, Caroline Lucas, Nigel Farage and Leanne Wood all have in common? A: WYSIWYG Agree with them or not, no one could doubt that they all speak their own words or that…

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The Article: Who runs local museums and how are they surviving the funding crisis?

Originally posted on Museum Development North West:
Bethany Rex is a doctoral researcher at the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies at Newcastle University. Her current research examines the management of local authority museums. Here is an interesting piece from Bethany, written on new models of community ownership for LA museums, features the Whittaker as…

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Trustee and Governance Training Opportunities

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
Having a proactive and fully engaged board of Trustees is a valuable asset for any museum, no matter what its size. In the recently published AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums, Governance is featured as a key characteristic, so to help your board gain confidence…

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Museum Studies at Leicester 50th Anniversary Conference Call for Papers

Originally posted on Museum Development North West:
Museum Studies at Leicester 50th Anniversary Conference 20-22 April 2016 The Museum in the Global Contemporary: Debating the Museum of Now From University of Leicester: We invite you to join us in Leicester for our 50th anniversary conference and associated events, including a number of pre-conference trips. Call for Papers,…

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The Collections Trust Awards 2015

Originally posted on Museum Development North West:
 Celebrating excellence in Collections Management: Nominations open! Nominations are now open for the Collections Trust Awards, which will be taking place at the Collections Trust Annual Conference at the Natural History Museum in London on 22 September 2015. If you’ve completed a great project or a colleague has…

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1964 Carnival Queen & Maids

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£100k increase for second round of New Collecting Awards, the Art Fund’s scheme to nurture the UK’s curatorial talent

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
Applications are now open for the second round of the Art Fund’s New Collecting Awards. With up to £400,000 available in this round, the Awards enable promising and ambitious curators to pursue new avenues of collecting for their museums or gallery, and at the…

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Culture 24’s ‘Fit for China’ Digital Showcasing Project

Originally posted on Museum Development North West:
Are you an ambitious UK arts or heritage organisation looking for opportunities to reach and engage Chinese audiences online with your cultural offer and assets? Are you interested in working collaboratively and learning though action? Do you feel that your existing digital assets are under exploited when engaging…

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Creative Museums application pack now available

Originally posted on Museum Development North West:
Creative Museums is an 18-month programme which offers a fantastic research and development opportunity for a small cohort of museums to enrich experience for their audiences, regenerate their programmes and venues and develop new business opportunities using the ‘Scratch’ process. Four introductory events were held in Manchester, Bristol,…

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How to apply for the next round of AIM Conservation grants

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
If you are an AIM member from a small to medium size museum and you need financial support to carry out conservation, you are eligible to apply to the AIM Preventive Conservation Grant Scheme and the AIM Conservation Grant Scheme. Both schemes are generously…

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AMA announces museums selected for resilience programme

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
The following is taken from a press release issued by the  Arts Marketing Association (AMA). Congratulations to all the museums that were selected and to the AIM member museums that will now be taking part in this initiative. 20 museums have been selected from…

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Make the most of summer with AIM Visitor Verdict

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
With the summer holidays getting underway, many AIM members will be benefiting from an increase in visitor numbers as people flock to the UK’s museums and heritage sites, so now is an ideal time to capture valuable feedback from your visitors by using AIM’s…

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Touring Exhibitions Survey 2015: Win a workshop place and travel bursary

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
The Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG)  is the national network for touring exhibitions. It is an independent membership organisation concerned with promoting and supporting touring exhibitions, on behalf of exhibition hirers and originators, as well as delivering research and training. Members include professionals from galleries,…

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Katy visits the Traveling Treasury at Bromsgrove Festival!

Originally posted on Live & Local's Blog:
Last month our Administration Assistant Katy visited the Street Theatre on Bromsgrove High Street, as part of the Bromsgrove Festival, to see storytelling artists the Traveling Treasury, who performed at the festival on behalf of Shindig (the Worcestershire Rural Touring scheme managed by Live & Local). Here’s Katy’s review of the performance: Bromsgrove…

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Prisoner Of War Letter from Germany to Nuneaton

Originally posted on nuneatonmemories:
Prisoner of War Letter dated 1942 from Mr R Cross to his family in Nuneaton. This has been donated to Nuneaton Memories for safe keeping. Hope all can read this Prisoner Of War Letter home

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Tree Climbing at Compton Verney

Originally posted on Compton Verney Grounds Blog:
This weekend sees the return of organised tree climbing at Compton Verney. Despite a set-back last month when a bee swarm alighted on our favoured London Plane tree, we’re confident for the coming sessions with a choice of two trees now available to the organisers The Great Big…

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Chiltern Open Air Museum – Trustee Vacancies

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
Chiltern Open Air Museum is an independent museum with a collection of 33 re -erected historic buildings spanning 2000 years of Chiltern history. Currently the Museum attracts over 40,000 visitors a year, including around 12,000 school children. The Museum has led several Heritage Lottery Fund…

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Read on to see the runners up in our photo competition… #30DaysWild

Originally posted on Warwickshire Wildlife Trust:
The winners of the 2015 photo competition will be announced in our upcoming Summer Members’ Magazine in early July. The 13 winners (one cover photo and 12 months) will make up the 2016 Warwickshire Wildlife Trust calendar. However, we couldn’t let the occasion go by without paying homage to those…

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