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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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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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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 Blog:
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…

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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 Blog:
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…

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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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