Event | Writing for Exhibition Catalogues

"Event | Writing for Exhibition Catalogues"

The Art of Writing Creative talks for arts professionals

 Art of Writing is a new platform for bold discussion, fresh insights and intelligent reflections on the interface between writing and art. How does good art history get written? Curators, critics, academics, gallerists, broadcasters, artists and creative practitioners across many fields all work with language and the craft of writing to  Read more →

What was first | The Chicken or The Egg?

"What was first | The Chicken or The Egg?"

A round up on Open Culture 2013 by Julie Reynolds. Last month, I attended the Open Culture 2013 conference [image above] and heard speakers from heritage organisations across the world discuss:  How can collections management power the participatory museum of tomorrow?  Listening to and interviewing delegates I found that people were generally happy with the way the conference was exploring  Read more →

Meet Florence Nightingale tomorrow!

"Meet Florence Nightingale tomorrow!"

Wednesday 21st August at the Florence Nightingale Museum One-hour performances at 11am and 1pm Come and experience a fascinating and family-friendly performance by Florence Nightingale, who will describe her life, why she went to the Crimean war, how she made life better for soldiers and nurses and what happened as a result of her work. Following the performance, Florence will show  Read more →

Clore Leadership Programme | Researching the Training and Development Needs of Leader

"Clore Leadership Programme | Researching the Training and Development Needs of Leader"

Scoping the Leadership Skills Needs of Cultural Leaders | Aspiring Leaders in England  Expert leadership is crucial to the success of any organisation and sector, including those working in culture.  In the current era of tumbling budgets and constrained spending, it is particularly vital that the sector has skilled, expert leaders taking crucial decisions that affect us all, however we  Read more →

A round up of the LMG Museums and Social Media Event

"A round up of the LMG Museums and Social Media Event"

London Museums Group presented the event “Museums and Social Media” on 24 May at the Tate Britain.  Speakers discussed social media from a variety of perspectives, including its uses for networking, marketing, engagement, and evaluation. A storify of the event is here LMG Chair Judy Lindsay kicked off proceedings with a brief AGM.  A number of new board members were  Read more →

Digital participation, engagement and crowdsourcing in museums

"Digital participation, engagement and crowdsourcing in museums"

Tips for digital participation, engagement and crowdsourcing in museums | by Mia Ridge Introduction Digital technologies have created exciting new possibilities for museum audiences to engage more widely and more deeply with cultural heritage content and collections. (But I should point out that while I’m a technologist, the Chair of the Museums Computer Group and researching crowdsourcing for my PhD,  Read more →

Museums and Social Media | How and what to evaluate?

"Museums and Social Media | How and what to evaluate?"

 Sharing how to evaluate social media and develop an evaluation methodology, using the case study The Tanks. As a Digital Analyst at Tate, one of my duties is to analyze the impact of social media.  There are some exciting challenges in this task, from selecting the appropriate metrics and analysis methods to using the tools to capture the data. The  Read more →

Nominations Open | London Volunteers in Museums Awards

"Nominations Open | London Volunteers in Museums Awards"

London Volunteers in Museums Awards Nominations Now Open We are proud to announce that on Monday 28th October, the 2013 London Volunteers in Museums Awards will be going ahead, thanks to the efforts of a newly formed steering group (made up of members of the London Heritage Volunteer Managers Network).  If you would like to take part in this annual  Read more →

Museums at Night | Free Briefing Session held at the Jewish Museum

"Museums at Night | Free Briefing Session held at the Jewish Museum"

Museums at Night Culture24 co-ordinates Museums at Night, the annual festival encouraging new audiences to discover culture and heritage venues on their doorstep in a different light. Museums at Night 2014 takes place over the weekend of Thursday May 15 to Saturday May 17. All UK cultural and heritage venues are warmly invited to run evening events over this weekend and  Read more →

A New Direction | London’s First Young Poet Laureate

"A New Direction | London’s First Young Poet Laureate"

Introducing the six candidates for London’s first Young Poet Laureate Jolade, Bridget, Warsan, Momina, Aisling and James will be taking part on an intensive programme that will result in the first Young Poet Laureate for London. by Luis Dominguez, A New Direction (pictured above from left to right Jolade, Bridget, Warsan, Momina, Aisling and James) We are pleased to introduce  Read more →

Jobs wb 05 August 2013

"Jobs wb 05 August 2013"

Culture 24 | Tender Culture24 is issuing an invitation to tender for the creation of a new, refreshed version of our award winning Show Me online service (www.show.me.uk), as part of the Connecting Collections (http://weareculture24.org.uk/projects/connecting-collections/) project: to support museums and schools in delivering collections-focussed, cross-curricular, creative and cultural learning experiences at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3. Show Me was first launched in 2002 and  Read more →

Share Academy funding workshops – book now

"Share Academy funding workshops – book now"

On Wednesday 11th and Thursday 19th September between 14:00 and 17:00, Share Academy will be hosting advisory workshops at UCL, with tea and coffee provided. These workshops will act as a forum to forge collaborative working relationships between academics and museums, and also to provide detailed guidance on the application for funding process. Please save the date in your diary  Read more →

Share Academy funding workshops

"Share Academy funding workshops"

On Wednesday 11th and Thursday 19th September between 14:00 and 17:00, Share Academy will be hosting advisory workshops in UCL’s Cruciform Building, with tea and coffee provided. These workshops will act as a forum to forge collaborative working relationships between academics and museums, and also to provide detailed guidance on the application for funding process. Please save the date in  Read more →