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Objects in need of new homes

Originally posted on The Marches Network:
Norfolk Museum Service is rationalising a selection of objects which are outside its collecting policies. It has collections from Norwich, Gressenhall and Great Yarmouth all needing new homes. The full lists of objects can be accessed by following the links below. Gressenhall Objects Norwich Objects Great Yarmouth Objects In particular…

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The mouse that RAW’d

10years of Collection Care support How many of us must have benefited from the Collections Care programme of practical workshops, ‘Collections Health checks’ and of the amazing resource which is the ‘What’s eating your Collection’ online pest identification tool? Fresh from the Ironbridge Heritage Management MA in 2004 (I was otherwise very long in the […]

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2 MidFed dates for your diaries

Who Cares About Our Collections? will take place in the beautiful surroundings of The Cottage Museum Woodhall Spa on Wednesday 17 September. The theme for the day will be the changing role of the curator, from specialist to generalist. On Wednesday 19 November join us at Wolverhampton Art Gallery for Through the Eyes of the […]

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Collections go digital- conference

Monday 17 Nov,  Great North Museum, Newcastle- upon-Tyne [Update:  Delegate booking and sponsorship sales open for the Collections Trust’s Going Digital Conference. More info here  www.collectionstrust.org.uk/going-digital-conference. and for tickets going-digital-conference/delegate-booking ) A new one-day conference to help museums improve their basic use of computers and the Internet has been launched by the Collections Trust as part of its major […]

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Natural History Collections Seminar

Thursday 7 August 14.30–16.00 Flett Lecture Theatre, Natural History Museum, London It’s free , contact julie.reynolds@nhm.ac.uk  , collections-management-seminar-07082014-132178

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Asbestos Alert: WW1 Helmets

It’s not just the gas masks! Some timely advice HSE, via IWM and Nuneaton … download the pdf here gas-masks-and-military-helmets-hse-letter-with-advice    

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Photographic collections curator training

with the V&A The V&A is seeking two regional museum partners with art photograph collections, but limited photography curatorial expertise, to join the above programme which is supported by the Art Fund.   The programme will provide training for emerging curators and raise the profile of the collections, making them more publically accessible.  I attach details […]

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Mounting and Displaying Collections – NOW FULL

Wednesday 23rd July, Museum of Cannock Chase arrival 9.45 concludes 4pm Some places have become available – please contact Becky rebecca.harvey@staffordshire.gov.uk Catherine Waymouth from Wolverhampton Art Gallery will be leading the morning session on how to mount and display objects. This will be followed in the afternoon by a look at the brand new, HLF funded mining […]

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Collections Trust Awards winners

at OpenCulture Hot off the press … Congratulations to everyone! sorry our local contenders on the shortlist (Museum of Carpet) did not win in the exhibition on a budget category, but hoorah nevertheless. Big proud feeling though for fellow MDO who got Collections Manager of the Year Award! Winners of the Collections Trust Awards for excellence […]

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Collections care during archive digitisation

Workshop for volunteers unexpected opportunity- some extra Limited places available on this practical workshop Venue: The Pen Museum, Birmingham,  Date: Tuesday 8th July 2014, 10:30am-12:30pm To support the Pen Museum’s archive digitisation project, this workshop will explore how to care for 2D objects during digitisation. Attendees will develop basic preventive conservation procedures to help preserve archives in museums and […]

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Fake Art Investigator Warning

Originally posted on Museum Development North West:
? From: The National Museum Security Group We have received intelligence suggesting that a man using the name “Henry van Norton” is purporting to be an “investigator” for the Rijksmuseum. He is approaching smaller museums and trying to trick them into removing their art from the frames for…

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Arts Mark schools

An offer from from Arts Connect .. Some of you have been part of our successful programme to train and support museums to offer Arts Awards, here is another offer from Arts connect you may find interesting   As part of celebrating creative talent within the West Midlands Trinity College London, Arts Council England and […]

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CT Awards shortlists announced

OpenCulture… nearly there [ Congratulations to all the shortlist … but we think we’ve got the ground well covered with our own local Museum of Carpet … good luck guys!] Shortlists have just been announced for five Collections Trust Awards for excellence in collections management. The winners will be revealed during a special presentation at […]

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Single Artist seeks connections..

A British Art Network seminar Joseph Wright of Derby and Single Artist Collections,  Derby Museum & Art Gallery on Monday 30 June 2014. 11.00 – 17.00 and has been programmed by Lucy Bamford, Keeper of Art, Derby Museums in collaboration with Martin Myrone, Lead Curator, pre 1900 British Art, Tate. The Derby seminar will explore questions and issues […]

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Accreditation workshops

In partnership with Arts Council England’s Accreditation Advisor for the West Midlands, Fiona Mitchell-Innes, the Museum Development programme is offering two new Accreditation support workshops in 2014 (Accreditation support 2014 pdf). These targeted sessions have been developed specifically to respond to common problem areas and enquiries. The workshops are open to museums across the West Midlands […]

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Social History Curators Group Conference 2014

2 weeks to Impact! Deep Impact: demonstrating the value of social history collections, Glasgow and Newtowngrange, Scotland 26 & 27 June 2014  There’s just 2 more weeks to book your place. Bookings close 30thMay 2014.  Why SHCG Conference is for you: Explore innovative projects influencing how to embed the social justice work generated by social history curators into core […]

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Collections care training

Making Collections Count: a smorgasboard of wonderful training and support for you and your collections  in West Midlands museums Making Collections Count is part of the West Midlands Museum Development programme It provides free assistance to museums working to improve collections care It is a flexible, tailored programme; museums pick from a menu of projects to suit […]

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£500 prize: Collections on a Budget Award

£500 prize for Collections Trust’s Collections on a Budget Award –  Deadline extended to Friday 16 May (now there must be loads of you who could do with £500 !!- in it to win it) You just need to have a turnover of less than £500k(counts a lot of you in) and a case study […]

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SPECTRUM Community Meeting

at Open Culture,24 June a must for any collections peeps – if you can’t go .. they’re streaming it! see below We are delighted to invite you to the annual SPECTRUM Community Meeting  which will take place the day prior to OpenCulture 2014 on Tuesday  2014 at Kia Oval, London. The meeting is an excellent opportunity for members […]

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‘Elf & Safety’ in the lab

Laboratory Safety for Conservation and Museums 24th May 2014, 9.30-4.40pm – Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery , £85 Health and Safety tends to cause great concern these days with people worried about who is to blame and will we get sued. In reality it is the application of common sense, preferably applied with a modicum […]

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Night in the museum..

The great Museums at Night fest is nearly upon us.. If you’re not doing anything yourselves to make the most of the long light time of May this weekend, make sure you visit one of these shining events. Visit the Museum at Night website for more museum night time goodies around the country The Great […]

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Our Warwickshire newsletter

your heritage online The Our Warwickshire project is run by Heritage and Culture Warwickshire and has been funded by theHeritage Lottery Fund. The aim is that Warwickshire museums, archives, local history groups and website visitors will collaborate to record and share the stories of our county, using material from both real and digital collections. “So far we’ve been delighted […]

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OpenCulture conf- early bird deadline

Early Bird rates for the OpenCulture conference end this Wednesday (30 April). If you book now you could save £50 – http://www.collectionslink.org.uk/openculture2014-delegates. There are also special rates available for smaller museums, so we’d be grateful if you could pass this message on. The conference takes place on 25-26 June. We’ve got a great line up of speakers already […]

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Show and Tell

‘The Great Warwickshire Show and Tell’ Friday 16th May 2014 Market Square, Warwick 3pm this is your invite to a prestigious event the British artist, Alex Hartley, of the renowned Cultural Olympiad Project will showcase the regions cultural organisations which Alex has hand chosen to transform the Market Hall Museum  and Warwick Town square in a […]

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Man proposes, ACE..

Updated Disposal Toolkit available Updated guidance on collections disposal and a refreshed Disposal Toolkit is now available.  The product has been designed by Arts Council England (ACE), the Museums Association, CyMAL, Museums Galleries Scotland and Northern Ireland Museums Council and is available at http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/supporting-museums/accreditation-scheme/disposal-museum-collections-guidance/.  Most disposal activity is undertaken responsibly, but the toolkit provides support and […]

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