The New MA Code of Ethics

"The New MA Code of Ethics"

Alistair Brown is the Policy officer at the Museums Association. Here he outlines the current situation faced by UK museums, and how the brand new Code of Ethics reflects this. A couple of years ago, the MA commissioned some market research into the perception of museums. The results suggested that museums are uniquely trusted organisations. While politicians, the banks and the press have seen  Read more →

Jewish Museum launches London Volunteers in Museums Awards 2014

"Jewish Museum launches London Volunteers in Museums Awards 2014"

On 9 June the Jewish Museum held a special launch private view for those involved with the awards. The London Volunteers in Museums Awards (LVMA) is proud to announce that the Jewish Museum will serve as the venue for the 2014 awards ceremony. The LVMAs have been held annually since 2009 and celebrate the achievements and service of the approximately  Read more →

Bruce Castle

Share Academy project | Molly Spoon Archive with Bruce Castle Museum

"Share Academy project | Molly Spoon Archive with Bruce Castle Museum"

The Molly Spoon Archive at Bruce Castle Museum Wednesday 28th May from midday Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, N17   FREE until 30 September The first ever Molly Spoon Archive at Bruce Castle Museum Celebrate future Queer Heritage with your very own Molly Spoon!  The Molly Spoon Archive is a temporary exhibition celebrating individuals from or who have had something to  Read more →

Florence Nightingale Museum

Celebrate Florence Nightingale’s birthday | 12th May

"Celebrate Florence Nightingale’s birthday | 12th May"

On Monday 12th of May, The Florence Nightingale Museum is celebrating Florence Nightingale’s birthday by offering COMPLETELY FREE ENTRY ALL DAY – FOR EVERYONE!

Sign up to attend the Museums + Heritage Show

"Sign up to attend the Museums + Heritage Show"

Museums + Heritage Show 2014, FREE, Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 May. The Museums + Heritage Show 2014 offers two great jam-packed days of FREE talks, demos and all of the very latest products and service for cultural professionals – more informative seminars, more suppliers and more cultural experts to share their advice and guidance than ever before and even  Read more →

10 most wanted online detective game

10 Most Wanted | Online Detective Game

"10 Most Wanted | Online Detective Game"

10 Most Wanted 10 Most Wanted is an online detective game played with objects in museum collections, inspired by the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. Players hunt down specific pieces of ‘wanted’ information about an object of their choice from the ten posted on the project’s website by curators. They share their findings on social networks working in collaboration with  Read more →

Charity Trustee Investment Conference

"Charity Trustee Investment Conference"

The Trustee Investment Conference London, 9 April 2014 London Museum Group have been allocated FREE places to attend! Govtoday is delighted to be hosting the Charity Trustee Investment: Conference 2014, which will be held on Wednesday, the 9th of April 2014 at the Brewery, the city of London. Govtoday are inviting London Museum Group Members to attend with a FULLY  Read more →

Curatorial Natural Science Traineeship | Apply now

"Curatorial Natural Science Traineeship | Apply now"

HLF and NatSCA Curatorial Traineeship Opportunity Description:  There are four opportunities for individuals to train in curatorial skills with a partnership of regional museums and heritage sites. The twelve month training programme, which commences in May 2014 until April 2015, is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund ‘Skills for the Future’ programme and Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA). We are looking for  Read more →

LMG 2014 | Message from LMG Chair

"LMG 2014 | Message from LMG Chair"

The ever wonderful LMG committee came to me late last year and expressed their concerns that our website wasn’t working as well for members as it should so we are making some improvements. Please bear with us until March, when the improved site should be up and running.  We’ve also experienced some problems emailing members and sending out newsletters, so  Read more →

Object in Focus | Free short-term loans

"Object in Focus | Free short-term loans"

Object in Focus: Free short-term loans from the Horniman Museum & Gardens Object in Focus is a three year project funded by Arts Council England to proactively loan objects out to museums and non-museum venues. Our aim is to increase access to stored collections, promote Smarter Loans and forge links with other museums and cultural organisations. The free offer includes  Read more →

Collections Trust | DAM Conference, and skills workshops, book your place now!

"Collections Trust | DAM Conference, and skills workshops, book your place now!"

Collections Skills Seminar |  The first events are a series of FREE Collections Skills Seminars aimed at small and medium-sized museums. They have been funded by Arts Council England and so are restricted to museums in England. The first one takes places in London on 6 November and then we’re going to Norwich (29 Jan), Bristol (19 Feb) and York (19 Mar).  Read more →

Want to know how visitors use your website? | A free guide here from the V&A

"Want to know how visitors use your website? | A free guide here from the V&A"

Free V&A code and instructions for setting up navigation usage-tracking in Google Analytics A post on the V&A Digital Media blog is a quick overview of how you can use Google Analytics Event Tracking to capture exactly how visitors make use of your on-site navigation. If you’ve ever wanted to know what people get up to, this method will capture  Read more →

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 →