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Host a 12 month trainee – looking for partners

British Museum seeking partners for trainees     15th October deadline for expression of interest Please see accompanying documents and timetable for this HLF funded 12month trainee progamme (similar to Skills for the Future programmes successfully run in this region previously). nb the trainees are fully funded via BM.  Learning Museum_Expression of Interest (word) Learning Museum_Call […]

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Giving to Heritage mentoring scheme launched

practice your fundraising mentoring skills A mentoring scheme has now been launched as part of the Heritage Alliance’s Heritage Lottery Fund-supported Giving to Heritage scheme. An opportunity for heritage fundraisers to receive expert advice on their specific fundraising projects, the scheme is free of charge and has a deadline of 13 October. Mentors and mentees […]

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Museums: Punching above our weight…

Originally posted on The Marches Network:
‘..And though she be but little, she is fierce’.[1] In the wider economic scheme of things museums are pretty small beer. In UK industrial economic terms, museums and heritage are tucked in somewhere in and amongst tourism …. or sometimes in with creative industries or, perhaps, education. Although tourism…

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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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Funding for community and voluntary groups – Warwickshire News

‘Councillor Grant Fund’ + Why not sign up to the  Sub Regional Arts Development Funding Bulletin here: Mailing List sign up  Here is some of the information … see more through this link http://news.warwickshire.gov.uk/blog/2014/08/11/funding-available-for-community-and-voluntary-groups-3/ What is the Councillor Grant Fund? – Warwickshire  a) The Councillor Grant Fund is aimed at community and voluntary organisations and provides grants […]

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Crowdsourcing … and how to do it

Webinar advice from Jisc Jisc Digital Media is pleased to announce a free online webinar on 12th September 2014 at 11.30am. (PS Jisc is a university /higher education based official community)  The webinar focusing on Crowdsourcing will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from two current crowdsourcing projects: 1. The Bentham Archive 2. Museum […]

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Kenilworth Gatehouse excavations

A Festival of Archaeology event July 23, 2014 http://news.warwickshire.gov.uk/blog/2014/07/23/excavation-of-14th-century-kenilworth-gatehouse-is-hailed-as-a-great-success/ The work to uncover the historic building took place last week as part of the national Festival of Archaeology. It involves archaeologists, community interest groups and students who were all eager to know more about the interesting artefacts discovered at the site. Amongst the finds were evocative […]

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3rd round of AIM Biffa Award – The National Heritage Landmarks Partnership Scheme

Originally posted on AIM Blog for independent museums and heritage sites:
AIM is pleased to announce the opening of the Year 3 Applications of the AIM Biffa Award ‘National Heritage Landmarks Partnerships’ with awards of up to £120,000 available to support nationally significant industrial heritage projects. AIM has entered into a 3 year funding partnership…

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Major Partner Museum funding announced

..and then there were 3 Today Arts Council England announced it had increased the amount of funding it is allocating to its cohort of Major Partner Museums in England. Previously Birmingham Museums Trust and Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust had been recipients of substantial funding  – and leadership obligations – from ACE. The announcement today confirmed […]

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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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Warwick district Arts Development Grants 2014-15

up to £1500 [dont forget to sign up to the excellent local  heritage and arts funding newsletter here:http://warwickshire.us7.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=94d5c2bce8803b6273d23e53b&id=4474c1cc2a%5D Grants are available to Arts and Heritage Organisations working within Warwick District for any amount up to £1,500. Funding will be considered for: •         Original, high quality imaginative projects which take place within […]

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A parterre of Morris, Brown & Pearson

#arthappens at Compton Verney Compton Verney don’t stand still .. they drive that lawn mower  in the nicest possible way …and make #arthappen They’re working with the Art Fund to encourage the public to fund a new commission through crowd-funding. This new initiative is called Art Happens, through which they hope to raise £15,000 for a […]

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Heritage Alliance fundraising skills workshops

The Heritage Alliance’s (HA) Giving to Heritage programme –  time to start booking for the second round The first set of sessions has now been delivered around the country, they ar proving really useful  and popular ….They’ll be repeating some of them and following up others …time to start booking you place!  visit the website to get […]

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Fundraising workshops – grab while you can

Heritage Alliance workshop in Coventry 8th July Don’t miss out on the first of these special workshops for the heritage sector run in the West Midlands . Giving to Heritage is The Heritage Alliance’s  new training partnership with the Institute of Fundraising to support the growth of quality fundraising in the heritage sector. A must for […]

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Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants Deadline

Originally posted on Museum Development North West:
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 abroad. What they will support Applications from UK curators, scholars and researchers, individually or in partnership, to…

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National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme- next round

AIM/Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme – next round Applications for the next round of the AIM/Biffa Award National Heritage Landmark Partnership Scheme (NHLPS) will be available from early June.  Biffa Award pledged £1.5m over three years to AIM for the scheme, which will create a high profile network of interpretation and education projects […]

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Giving to Heritage – fundraising programme

Heritage and Philanthropy :Turning public passion into pounds Heritage Alliance, along with the Institute of Fundraising, are launching a series of fundraising training workshops and support geared to small heritage and museum sites. It going to be an excellent series and well worth getting yourself on to as early as you can. More details will published […]

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International science learning

The Wellcome Trust has launched a new initiative, Science Learning+ Providing £9 million funding to make a transformational step in improving the knowledge base and practice of informal science experiences.  These could encompass visits to museums or science centres, watching science-themed plays or watching dramas or documentaries, all with the potential to make a positive […]

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Some are born great..

Others, go (un)willingly to school. Shakespeare’s, magically atmospheric, schoolroom in Stratford, as part of the ancient Guildhall, is on a fundraising mission…Tingle at this! Pass it on..please   http://www.shakespearesschoolroom.org/

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Museums need to be worth loving..

 says Arts Council Director of Museums John Orna-Ornstein This interview with John Orna-Ornstein on the culture24 website, while specifically addressing the new funding round for Museum Development, is worth a read by all museums… it sets out changes of understanding and emphases relevant to everyone in the sector. As Arts Council England launches its new Museum Development […]

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More HLF success: Heritage Motor Centre

BMIHT  £4 million project Another great project from another one of our great local sites  The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, based at the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon,  has been awarded a Round Two grant of £1.45 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its Museum Collections Centre project, it was announced today. […]

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More cultural exchange..

Some great things happening here At the university based Warwick Creative Exchange have you fully explored the possibilities? see the two new funded partnerships here Partnerships WCE provides support and information to cultural organisations in order to identify and address their research needs and interests. Warwick Creative Exchange is a network of University of Warwick academics, and […]

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Warwick District Council’s Arts Development Grant scheme

Warwick District Council’s Arts Development Grant scheme for 2014-15 – see attached grant criteria. WDC Arts Development Grant Criteria 2014-15 (Mayy, Sept and Decembner deadlines) Grants are available to Arts and Heritage Organisations working within Warwick District for any amount up to £1,500. Funding will be considered for:          Original, high quality imaginative projects which take place within […]

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Prism fund open

Arts Council PRISM Fund open for applications The PRISM Fund, which supports the acquisition and conservation of heritage objects from the fields of science, technology, industry and medicine, has reopened for applications.  Established in 1973 in response to concern at the loss of Britain’s industrial heritage, it has helped hundreds of non-national museums and heritage […]

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