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Future Curators: call for papers

British Museum conference The British Museum works in collaboration with an extensive range of UK organisations to develop exhibitions, loans and skills sharing programmes to enable collections to be shared with the broadest possible audience and to create sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships. Through these partnerships, and delivery of the HLF skills for the Future […]

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Cultural export and exchange programme

New ACE fund Arts Council England (ACE) has announced a cultural export and exchange programme to run from 2015-18, promoting the best of English arts and culture overseas and bringing outstanding work from abroad to English audiences. Details including criteria and deadlines for the £1.5 million Re:Imagine India fund can be found here (deadline 12 […]

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Digital Curation conference

10th International Digital Curation Conference “Ten years back, ten years forward: achievements, lessons and the future for digital curation” 9 – 12 February 2015,  30 Euston Square, London, http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/idcc15 *************************************************************** IDCC is 10 years old! For a decade now IDCC has brought together leaders and experts in digital curation. Please join us for the Pre-Conference Drinks […]

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Ethics! your thoughts

Museums Association (MA) launches online consultation into changes to its code of ethics. (from Museums Journal, 2nd December) The code was last updated in 2002, although the section relating to disposal was changed in 2007 to allow for financially-motivated disposal in exceptional circumstances. The consultation asks questions on a wide range of topics, from digital […]

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Women’s War : history conference

Women’s History Network Midlands Region Conference Saturday, 22 November 2014, 10.30am-4.00pm  University of Worcester, St. John’s Campus, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ.  EEG 087 (Urwin Lecture Theatre) For more informaiton and booking details download this Word document :WHNConf-November2014-Final The First World War: Culture and Society Conference Programme 10.30am          Registration and Coffee 11.00am          Keynote address ‘A Woman’s […]

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Treasure Plus – last round open!

Funding programme: open for applications Treasure Plus aims to deepen public engagement with items of treasure and related archaeological material by providing grants of up to £10,000 for display and interpretation projects. In the final round of funding, we will be looking for ambitious projects that encourage public engagement and: Demonstrate an innovative approach to […]

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Re-inventing the Gyrus?

Hack a new Lunt Fort with us Coventry’s historic Roman fort needs a revamp … a chance to exercise your creative and collaborative muscles in a weekend of ideas with others over a FREE weekend’s  ‘hackathon’ 5-7 September 2014 at the fort Be part of a weekend of creativity, invention and fun, generating new ideas to […]

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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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2 Tone Remembered at the Belgrade Theatre at Belgrade Theatre

museum- theatre- music- memories A play-revived, memories-collected, photograph- exhibited, designs-inspired, events-promoted  ..visitors-pleased, tickets-sold.  Belgrade theatre and Coventry’s Music Museum – Now there’s collaboration. From the Belgrade Theatres blog   Three Minute Heroes, the smash-hit 2 Tone musical will make its long awaited return to the Belgrade for three, foot-stomping weeks this Autumn following two previous sell-out runs […]

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4 artist in residences opps.

Heritage and Culture Warwickshire: Reframing Sheldon project. There is opportunity for one residency with a lead artist who will work closely with the Market Hall Museum, and three residences for “Artist (Community Engagement”) who will focus on community engagement. The lead artist will also have responsibility for supporting the development of the programme and the community engagement residences. […]

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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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How do I ..hang a framed art work..

Technicians Tales part 1 As part of the ‘Technician’s Tales’ series from the West Midlands Museum Development team, we bring you the first from Wolverhampton Art Gallery. This video has been created to help those who are museum and gallery professionals, but also the wider public to use within their homes. Many thanks for Rebecca […]

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Sensing the Past:

Widening Access for Visually Impaired Visitors a word from Sam Thomas, community archaeologist  I would like to inform you of an exciting and free training event taking place on the 10th July 2014 at Witley Court, Worcestershire, that might interest you and your group members. I would be grateful if you could forward this email on to […]

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A (Museum at) Night to remember

How was it for you? (a message from our Rosie.. at Culture 24) If you ran a Museums at Night event, please take 5 minutes to tell us how many visitors came, what worked well and what we could improve for next year by filling in our Venue Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FMBHLNG Printed forms If you put out printed […]

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Drawing Inspiration

Rugby Drawing Prize Rugby Art Gallery & Museum has won a Drawing Inspiration award from the Campaign for Drawing for their 2013 Big Draw event! One of the top three national winners It was linked to their exhibition  ‘Beyond surface and material: the meeting point between photography and textiles’. A day of events was linked […]

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Costumed Interpretation Knowledge workshop

Croome Park, June 10th 10:00am – 16:00pm, Croome Redefined project and Fizzog Productions As part of funding received this year from Arts Council England for the Animating Worcestershire’s Museums project, we are able to provide a number of training sessions available to those beyond Worcestershire The second in this series has been brought together for your […]

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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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Who learns from us?

Look closer: What art historians can learn from museum education. It’s not just us learning the skills and techniques form other sectors. The museum sector is rather good at educations, learning outside the classroom and innovative engagement  – a trend stimulated perhaps by the influx of  government funding over the ‘Renaissance in the Regions’ period. […]

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Telling Technicians Tales

Museum technicians are monumental! Marches Network Museum Development Officers are undertaking a project to capture the knowledge and experience of those who work with collections in a practical way. These members of museum teams are not always the first point of focus for projects such as MA Monument Fellowships, and yet their skills and abilities […]

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Science Museum Group Journal – issue1

The Science Museum Group has created a new online journal It presents the global research community with peer-reviewed papers relevant to the wide-ranging work of the  Science Museum Group. The journal freely shares the research of four national UK museums and warmly invites contributions that resonate with their collections and practice. Browse the first issue […]

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Collect(ion) an Award?

Collections Trust Awards are looking for entries from ALL sizes of museums … try it!          Collections Manager of the Year: Recognising and celebrating the achievements of a collections manager in a UK museum who has “made a difference”. Nominations only.          Young Collections Professional of the Year: Recognising and celebrating the achievements of a collections professional […]

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Making Boxes for Museum Objects –

a really useful document from our colleagues in the South East Do you have that one awkward object which will just not fit into a standard box? Then follow this step by step guide to making a bespoke box for objects of all shapes and sizes. With big thanks to the staff and volunteers at Arundel Museum for supplying […]

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Photography and heritage go together like a…

Photography and heritage – two words which perhaps don’t instantly go together, but maybe they should. Says guest blogger Zoe Potter on Heritage Open Days website. Most of us now encourage – or at least don’t discourage – photography in our museums. here are a couple of articles about how we might make photography a […]

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