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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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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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AIM Conference 2015 feedback and links

Originally posted on Museum Development North West:
The team attended the excellent AIM Conference last week in Bristol. It was themed around Resilience and contained some very useful links, resources and information. Here’s our selection of them: Advocacy and impact The AIM Advocacy Toolkit has now been expanded to cover social, health and wellbeing impacts…

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The AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
During our National Conference at ss Great Britain last week, AIM launched an important new initiative to help museums and heritage organisations throughout the UK. The  ‘AIM Hallmarks of Prospering Museums’ is a framework to help identify the key characteristics of best practice and…

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Creating a Wild Flower Meadow

Originally posted on Compton Verney Grounds:
We have been extra busy bees at Compton Verney this last year, enriching a large area usually referred to as the west lawn. A large part of the lawn has been managed for wild flowers for a handful of years now, and although there were flushes of brilliance, the cowslips in particular giving…

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Remembering Nuneaton Rotary Walks

Originally posted on nuneatonmemories:
Contribution from Dr Patricia Bidmead If you were  privileged  in late April to spy two bedraggled figures trudging along the towpath of the Ashby canal you have encountered Nuneaton’s ‘Have boots will travel’ volunteers. Every year for a decade  two Nuneaton Drop Centre volunteers  have pulled on their boots to raise…

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ABTEM TO CO-HOST INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE NETWORKING LUNCH AT AIM CONFERENCE

Originally posted on ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH TRANSPORT & ENGINEERING MUSEUMS:
An industrial heritage networking event is being held on the second day of the Association of Independent Museums’ 2015 Annual Conference. The ‘sold out’ event runs from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th June. The lunchtime event on Friday 19th June will be hosted Hosted by…

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New AIM Appointment: Helen Wilkinson

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
Helen Wilkinson has been appointed to the position of Assistant Director with AIM. She will take a lead on AIM’s new ‘Investing in Independence’ project, as well as supporting AIM’s Executive Director, Tamalie Newbery, on other aspects of AIM’s work. She will begin on…

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Big Sunday, this Sunday at Compton Verney

Originally posted on Compton Verney Grounds:
Interested in traditional crafts such as thatching, brick making and stone masonry? Maybe hand crafting things from easily found timber, or wood turning and weaving to create chairs for example? Well, Big Sunday, this Sunday at Compton Verney is the place to be! Ice House Thatching c2011© Compton Verney/Gary…

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I Love Museums – Campaign Launch

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
Today is the launch of I Love Museums, a new campaign led by the National Museum Directors’ Council (NDMC) to demonstrate the depth of support for UK museums by empowering the public to share why museums are important to them.  Museums and galleries are more…

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Guest Blog – The Journey from Dependence to Independence

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
A special guest blog by Tony Butler, Director of Derby Museums Trust and member of the Dependence to Independence event organising group. On 1st June, around thirty museum directors gathered at Derby Silk Mill to discuss the future of one of the fastest growing…

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Finance for Retail Managers

ACE Masterclass: Finance for Retail Managers: Canterbury Cathedral: 4th August 2015 (Can definitely recommend are excellent courses – similar to the ones ACEnterprise ran with MDOs in West Midlands a year or so ago!) Why should retailers understand the financial and statistical performance of their operation? Trainers Jill Fenwick and Jane Temperley will take delegates […]

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another brill ACEnterprises workshop

Museums Publishing: Books for Children: Jewish Museum, Camden: 30 June 2015, 10 am – 4 pm with booking link Museums and galleries are the destination of choice  for many  families looking to enjoy their leisure time and yet we do not always cater for the younger family members with our book selection. How can we […]

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New acquisition opens the door on Larry Grayson

Originally posted on Behind the Scenes at Nuneaton Museum:
The Museum has recently acquired a significant collection of material relating to Nuneaton comedian and Generation Game presenter Larry Grayson. Pauline and Larry behind the scenes at one of his performances in the 1970s. Pauline Pearson first met Larry at a Blackpool show in 1974. From that…

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Young Leaders: European Museum Leadership Programme

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
Call for Applications open until June 26th A training programme for young museums and cultural professionals aspiring to become leaders in their institutions/sector and drive forward necessary change. Date: 24th – 27th November 2015 Venue: Kerschensteiner Kolleg, Deutsches Museum in Munich Kerschensteiner Kolleg, Deutsches…

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Park Life! Moths: Butterflies of the Night

Originally posted on Compton Verney Grounds:
Have you signed up for the 30 Days Wild challenge from the Wildlife Trusts? If so then you might like to hear of an evening wildlife event at Compton Verney that would certainly qualify as a random act of wildness! As part of the Park Life! season at Compton Verney,…

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New ACE chief’s speech

New directions and new funds announced As ACE launch new funds, the new Chief Executive calls on government to back culture while promising a funding shift outside of LondonDarren Henley has made his first public speech as our Chief Executive in Hull, as part of a day of events celebrating Hull as City of Culture 2017. Get […]

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AIM Conservation Grant: Plas Glyn y Weddw

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
The following is an account from Plas Glyn y Weddw on how an AIM conservation grant of £2,765.82 helped the conservation of an oil painting. Plas Glyn y Weddw is a vibrant arts centre situated in a gothic Victorian mansion on the Llŷn Peninsula,…

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Volunteers’ Week 2015: 1-7 June

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place on 1-7 June. It celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. It’s run by NCVO in partnership with Volunteer Development Scotland,  Volunteer Now  (Northern Ireland) and Wales Council for Voluntary Action.…

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A Charlecote Adverture : 50 Things to do before you’re 11 3/4

Originally posted on Charlecote Park: Uncovered:
Looking for some half-term inspiration? How about an adventure? We’ve a new 50 things trail for you to complete here at Charlecote! If you haven’t heard already, we have a list of 50 things we think you should all do before you’re 11 3/4. It is aimed at getting…

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Vivien Crummey: AMA Retreat Attendee and AIM Bursary Recipient

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
Knowing how to effectively promote your museum and understanding the different marketing methods that you can use to attract new visitors, volunteers and other supporters can sometimes feel like a full time job in itself. In this fast paced world, keeping up with the…

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Lecture: ‘Collecting the Pre-Raphaelites’ by Mark Samuels June 6

Originally posted on The Pre-Raphaelite Society:
Venue: Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham – Lecture starts at 11.00 a.m. In this illustrated talk, collector, bibliographer, typographer and curator Mark Samuels Lasner will tell of his near forty years of collecting British authors and artists of the period 1850 to 1900, with a focus…

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Grant deadline – Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants programme

Originally posted on Museum Development North West:
The deadline for applications for the next round of the Art Fund’s Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants programme is Wednesday 3 June for applications over £1,500. Applications under £1,500 will be accepted at any time. For more information, see http://www.artfund.org/supporting-museums/jonathan-ruffer-curatorial-grants

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Trustee Vacancy: Wisbech and Fenland Museum

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
Wisbech & Fenland Museum is one of the oldest museums in the United Kingdom. The collections were initiated by the town’s Literary and Museum Societies which were formed in 1781 and 1835 respectively. Since the Museum opened in 1847, the collections have continued to…

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Dan Pearson and the Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden Takes Gold!

Originally posted on Compton Verney Grounds:
Thought I’d add a quick blog post to let you know that Dan Pearson, the designer for our William Morris wild flower meadow at Compton Verney this year has today been awarded a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show for the Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden!  The Laurent-Perrier Garden, at RHS…

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Love is Enough: William Morris and Andy Warhol

Originally posted on Culture and Anarchy:
Yes, I thought this was an odd combination at first. Still, the appearance of the Holy Grail tapestries alone was enough to persuade me to visit the Love is Enough exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. And, in fact, I found it a more convincing juxtaposition than I’d expected.…

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