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Resilient Regeneration

More Coventry innovation Keeping heritage going in an age where public funding is harder to get is a goal all of us are aimingat. The Heritage Lottery Fund  has set up a relatively new  funding strand to support  more entrepreneurial and sustainable uses for heritage sites. There is no formula, but there are examples. Not […]

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Royal Garden Party for 2Tone

Coventry Music Museum goes to the Palace The dynamic duo who conceived and run the Coventry Music Museum have been invited to attend a Buckingham Palace reception. Pete (Chambers ) was awarded a Good Citizen Award by the town’s mayor last year, now he wants them to accompany him to the Palace. It’s a much deserved […]

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So, what is a hackathon?

a hackathon to reinvent the Lunt Roman fort Splashing into an unknown territory, Gary Hall decided to enlist a community of enthusiasts; from techy computer coders to classics undergraduates and junior visitors to help create a a storm of ideas of ways to revive the site of Lunt Roman Fort..over a weekend …camping and all. […]

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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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Coventry Charterhouse

Open Day 11th May If you don’t know about the Charterhouse in Coventry, here is your chance to visit. It may look modest on the outside. But, oh boy, does it have a looong story and a great depth of interest. We know Coventry is a very old city but who’d have thought some of […]

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Blog , Natter, Cake .. today #muse

Any museum blogger, newbie or old hand, is welcome to today’s informal surgery  and general get together in The Herbert’s cafe, from 3.30 to closing time. This is a mutual support and advice session for any museum and heritage folk involved – or wanting to be involved – with social media and particularly blogging. Just […]

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Good Citizen Award for Music Museum head

A really big congratulations for Pete Chambers the genie behind Coventry Music Museum! On facebook today Pete Chambers ‘CHUFFED” is not the word,  I can now reveal, that today I was awarded “ A Good Citizen Award” for my services to Coventry. I believe there has only ever been 60 of these handed out, so […]

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Cov Music museum hits Museum and Heritage Show

COVENTRY MUSIC MUSEUM, THE DAWNING OF A NEW ERA from Museum and Heritage show  Advisor site. Dont forget to nominate yourselves for an award!! The Coventry Music Museum is the brainchild of Pete Chambers. He tells Advisor about its development from market stall to museum. When The Coventry Music Museum opened its doors at the […]

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Launch of new museum: Coventry Music

Now, that’s something you can’t say often! Those great people at the Two Tone village have now morphed into the Coventry Music Museum. ..and look the newsreader is even wearing two tone colours! Could this be the liveliest museum in the region? Find them here http://www.2tonecentral.co.uk/cov-music-museum (sheesh ..missed 2 chances to party at their opening night […]

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Developing Relationships with the Older Community

How can museums be an even more positive force in changing people’s lives? The Herbert has been working with specially selected Key Stage 3 pupils from Coundon Court School and Coundon Care Centre, encouraging them to help people with dementia and learn about their working lives. The aim of the project is to create a […]

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Kids Dino-Story Writing comp

Do YOU love stories? Have YOU got what it takes to be the next JK Rowling or Roald Dahl? We think so too, that’s why we are inviting you to share your creative stories with us in the Herbert Art Gallery & Museums Creative Writing Competition!  On 29 October, the Herbert in conjunction with the Coventry Evening Telegraph, […]

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Coventry Cathedral, the Herbert and Coventry Transport Museum are joining forces to run a Family Blitz Day on Saturday 17th November. An ‘ rich experience’ rather than a ‘fun’ day no doubt. A great way to involve everyone across the whole of the city. see here for more information http://www.transport-museum.com/events/event/124/blitz_family_day.aspx

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Show up and show off!

If you are coming to the Network event on 27th September why not also take the opportunity to show off what you’ve been doing in our 4 minute Wassup! slot. Here is the flyer about the network event Museum Network Event 27th Sept2012 and here is some more about how to do a Wassup! . fill in the […]

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Over a 100 heritage sites open their doors for 6-9th Sept

Quick, get out the route planner, how many can you catch? The annual Heritage Open Days weekend is nearly upon us. Over 116 sites in Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull are taking part in this once-a-year chance to explore the world on your doorstep, unlocked and completely free of charge! Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture […]

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Popping up all over: academic research is fun too

Empty shops – Oral Histories – Museum Objects – Co-Curation -Academic research A group of academics involved in a nationwide research project looking at the history of television programming for women have occupied an empty shop in Coventry’s town centre. During May they’re encouraging passers-by to pop-in and share their memories and reminiscences of TV […]

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Theatre, Museums, Women’s history, Costume – the Herbert hits the spot

A special collaboration between the Herbert and the Belgrade Theatre creates a really special event filled with rare and beautiful clothing this Saturday 14th ‘The Women of the Father take centre stage ‘  http://www.theherbert.org/index.php/home/whats-on/the-women-of-the-father from press release Take a closer look at the Herbert’s costume collection and learn about the role of women in 19th century society in a […]

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Chapels, Cycles and Coventry. HLF win for Transport Museum

Coventry Transport Museum given 1st stage pass on £4.9m redevelopment of exhibition spaces and conservation and revitalisation of the City’s Old Grammar School to bring it back into public use. {Big congratulations to CTM !!}  Coventry Transport Museum website Press release :  (and downloadable here Coventry Transport Museum given Green Light for HLF Funding} It was […]

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BBC Flog It! – Coventry Transport Museum – VisitCoventry & Warwickshire – E&A Details


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The Herbert indulges in Angelology…

the Herbert wants to know how many angels it can attract this year. No, they are not debating with Aquinas, but very practically looking for many people to help fund a new piece of Art this year BE AN ANGEL THIS NEW YEAR [ and pinch the good ideas too..] Help create a unique piece […]

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Find a name for Feles…Lunt Roman Fort’s ‘name a cat’ comp.

THE LUNT ROMAN FORT NEEDS HELP TO NAME ITS PUUURRRFECT NEW RECRUITS The Lunt Roman Fort has employed two expert hunters in a bid to help keep the fort safe from incoming sieges by their enemies. Two elite feles have started working at the museum in order to keep the ground safe from vermin attacks. Feles were introduced […]

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Coventry Cathedral 2012 – scaling the heights

An invitation:  Exploring the Past, Embracing the Future “Join us on at 7pm on Monday 14th November, as Dr Jonathan Foyle, presenter of the BBC series ‘Climbing Great Buildings’, and David Porter, Canon for Reconciliation, host an evening entitled ‘Exploring the Past, Embracing the Future’, to reveal exciting plans for the development of Coventry’s Cathedral […]

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Something Wiki this way comes… workshop 14th September

 “British Museum makes the Wikipedia connection; Collaboration provides route for cultural institutions to work with the world’s biggest online resource” (http://bit.ly/oWIDF6) If the BritishMuseum can do it, can we be far behind?   No,  ‘cos we’re there already!   You are invited to come to a special workshop session about making the best use of wikipedia, wiki […]

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Shropshire Olympian Festival 2011

Shropshire Olympian Festival 2011.Where the modern olympics began -A real bit of fun with an historical twist. Amazingly Coventry and Warwickshire has ‘The Torch‘  (not Much Wenlock) – what an opportunity to enhance your relationship with your community. What are you doing to make a local splash? Coventry 2012 site

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D-Day Re-enactment

D-day at the Herbert

On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum will be preparing for the Second Front as re-enactors get ready for D-Day Herbert 205 – Soldiers roll into the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

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