Marketing Projects for Young People in the Arts, Youth and Cultural Sectors

"Marketing Projects for Young People in the Arts, Youth and Cultural Sectors"

Date | 21st June Time | 10 am- 4.15 pm Venue | Lyric Hammersmith, London Artswork is delighted to be offering this excellent professional development opportunity in partnership with Lyric Hammersmith as part of the Artsplan Professional Development Programme. This one-day course explores ways to develop effective marketing techniques for your youth arts project. The session offers practical examples and structures for planning your  Read more →

Happy Museums are good for you – New research report

"Happy Museums are good for you – New research report"

The Happy Museum Project wants museums to play an active part in a sustainable future, by fostering wellbeing that doesn’t cost the Earth. So it’s helpful to have the proof that museums do make you happy, in the form of a report from ‘Happiness Economist’ Daniel Fujiwara of the London School of Economics. Happy Museum used funding from the Arts Council  Read more →

Hiring out space and diversifying other trading

"Hiring out space and diversifying other trading"

Date | 22 April 2013 Time | Registration 4pm, seminar 4.30pm – 6.00pm, followed by drinks and networking Venue | BWB, 2-6 Cannon Street, London EC4M 6YH Cost | Free Please click here to book. This event is aimed at venues and other charitable arts organisations who are looking to widen their trading activities in order to generate additional income. In particular, you might be looking  Read more →

Cuming Museum | Events programme to continue

"Cuming Museum | Events programme to continue"

Although the Cuming Museum itself is currently closed due to the fire at 151 Walworth Road on Monday 25 March, the museum’s planned events will continue in alternative venues over the next few months. For up to date information visit the museum’s events page at www.southwark.gov.uk/cumingmuseum All events are FREE and no booking is required. Adult events Southwark Local History Library  Read more →

Resilient Collections | innovative practices in digital preservation and engagement

"Resilient Collections | innovative practices in digital preservation and engagement"

Date | Wednesday 24 April 2013 Time | 10am – 4pm Location | National Motor Museum, Beaulieu The Hampshire Solent Alliance’s Resilient Collections event will share the outcomes of  the Arts Council England funded Resilient Collections project focusing on digital preservation and engagement. Representatives from the Hampshire Solent Alliance museums will speak on three innovative projects: Piloting High Definition Film archiving: Developing cutting-edge  Read more →

Parliament Week 2013

"Parliament Week 2013"

Parliament Week is a UK-wide programme of events and activities that inspire, engage and connect people with parliamentary democracy. This year’s Parliament Week will run from 15-21 November. Become a Parliament Week partner and, along with over a hundred other organisations, add your voice to this exciting project. As a potential partner, you could be a charity, an arts organisation, a  Read more →

PRISM Fund 2013-14 Now Open

"PRISM Fund 2013-14 Now Open"

The new round of PRISM Funding is now open for applications PRISM (The Fund for the Preservation of Industrial and Scientific Material) awards grants to help acquire or conserve items of importance to our scientific, technological or industrial heritage. All fields of science and industry are eligible, including natural history, medicine, engineering and geology. The maximum grant amount for projects  Read more →

The Foundling Museum needs your good deed ideas

"The Foundling Museum needs your good deed ideas"

In June 2013, a major new commission by artist Clare Twomey, Exchange, opens at the Foundling Museum. To create this work, we are inviting local residents, schools, businesses, community groups, charities and our colleagues in the museum sector to help suggest over 1,000 good deeds. Exchange will consist of over 1,000 cups and saucers. On the base of each cup  Read more →

Museum of the Year 2013 Finalists announced

"Museum of the Year 2013 Finalists announced"

Ten museums and galleries have been chosen by the judges to compete for the £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year and the £10,000 Clore Award for Learning. Celebrating the very best UK museums and galleries, the Prize highlights the innovative and creative ways that museums bring objects and collections to life, looking specifically at activity undertaken in  Read more →

Revisiting Collections Methodology | Evaluation Published

"Revisiting Collections Methodology | Evaluation Published"

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has published an evaluation of the Revisiting Collections methodology, which encourages engagement with museum collections. The methodology was developed between 2005 and 2008 by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) in partnership with the Collections Trust. The document, commissioned by the PHF Special Initiative ‘Our Museum: Communities and Museums as Active Partners’, asks whether focusing  Read more →

Touching Heritage Project | Call for Volunteers

"Touching Heritage Project | Call for Volunteers"

If you are someone who is passionate about heritage, interested in health and wellbeing, and keen to volunteer in an innovative heritage-in-health project – we want to hear from you! UCL Museums and Public Engagement is looking for a group of volunteers to take part in the Touching Heritage project, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Read more →

National Gallery Masterpiece Tour | Call for Proposals

"National Gallery Masterpiece Tour | Call for Proposals"

London’s National Gallery is looking for nine venues to host a tour of Old Master paintings from its collections to regional museums and galleries.  The Masterpiece Tour is part of the National Gallery’s aim to promote the understanding, knowledge and appreciation of Old Master paintings to a wider audience. The paintings are Manet’s The Execution of Maximilian; Canaletto’s A Regatta  Read more →

Part-time Learning Assistant

"Part-time Learning Assistant"

The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College The Greenwich Foundation is a charity responsible for maintaining the magnificent Wren-designed buildings of the former Royal Naval College at Greenwich.  One of the Foundation’s key objectives is to widen access to the site by developing creative learning programmes and resources to engage with the public, including schools, families and community  Read more →

What do visitors say about using mobile devices in museums?

"What do visitors say about using mobile devices in museums?"

Andrew Lewis has written a blog sharing findings from research by national museums into what visitors say about using mobile devices in museums. To read the blog go to: http://www.vam.ac.uk/b/blog/digital-media/museum-visitors-using-mobile?utm_source=vam.ac.uk&utm_medium=mcglst&utm_content=visitors-mobile&utm_campaign=blg

Creative Ideas for the Outdoor Classroom

"Creative Ideas for the Outdoor Classroom"

Primary School teachers/educators with a cross-curricular approach. You will experience engaging activities to encourage your pupils’ interest in the natural world. 9.30am – 3.30pm, Friday 10 May 2013, Fulham Palace, London Tutor: Laura Hetherington. Cost: £110 to include all refreshments and lunch. Dress: Outdoor clothing and sensible footwear. Creative Ideas for the outdoor classroom will be led by Laura Hetherington,  Read more →