Geffrye Museum – UCL Project “Dig This: Gardening for Health and Well-being” Case Study

"Geffrye Museum – UCL Project “Dig This: Gardening for Health and Well-being” Case Study"

By Han Tao, Ping Ping Weng and Lizzette Flores Introduction ‘Dig This! Gardening for Happiness and Well-Being!’ is a collaborative project between our group of 16 MA students from the Institute of Archaeology (IoA), University College London and The Geffrye, Museum of the Home. We completed the UCL IoA Museum and Site Interpretation module from 2012 to 2013.  In the  Read more →

FREE LMG & HLF Event | How to apply for funds for acquisitions

"FREE LMG & HLF Event | How to apply for funds for acquisitions"

HLF Acquisitions Workshop Wednesday 18 September, 12.30pm-3pm (lunch included) 7 Holbein Place, Sloane Square, SW1W 8NR FREE  The Heritage Lottery Fund has recently made grants at a range of budgets for acquisitions, but most of these have been from a small range of organisations.  We are keen to encourage applications for acquisitions from a wider range of museums across London.   Read more →

Adopt a Sign | Call to Museum & Galleries

"Adopt a Sign | Call to Museum & Galleries"

Early Warning Signs | Call for Applications Artist Ellie Harrison is pleased to announce the launch of the new Early Warning Signs website, together with the call for applications for four host venues to adopt the signs in 2014. The new website features information and images from all the previous host venues over the last three years, which include: Eastside Projects,    Gallery, Space Station Sixty-Five, Travelling Gallery and  Read more →

ICOM 2013 | A Brief Digest

"ICOM 2013 | A Brief Digest"

Museums (Memory+Creativity) = Social Change The 37th Annual Conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 10-17 August 2013 with nearly 1900 delegates from 103 countries, including, for the first time, non-members. ICOM comprises about 30,000 individual members affiliated to 112 national committees and it plays a catalytic role in disseminating museological  Read more →

Social Media in Library and Archives

"Social Media in Library and Archives"

Taming Social Media in the Natural History Museum Library and Archives Hellen Sharman, Reader Services Librarian, Library & Archives, Natural History Museum [NHM] attended the LMG Museums and Social Media event in May and would like to share a little insight into how a Librarian uses social media in a large museum. Question 1: How did the Library and Archives  Read more →