Museums Essex

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Latest news

How can your museum be more sustainable?

If you’ve been thinking of ways you can reduce your museum’s negative environmental impact or you are already on this journey and are looking for more support to do this, I’ve compiled this article to help. Some quick suggestions first, then some more in depth reading at the end of the article… Quick(ish) wins Change…

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New SHARE grants – Towards Net Zero Carbon

Deadline: Thursday 9 December 2021 SHARE Museums East is supporting museums to review and assess their carbon emissions and plan their carbon reduction pathway.  The SHARE Towards Net Zero Carbon grants are available to help museums with this important area of Environmental Responsibility. Museums can apply for a grant up to a maximum of £1200.…

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Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund

The Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund has a budget of £750,000 for 2021/22 provided by Arts Council England’s national lottery funding. The Purchase Grant Fund enables non-nationally funded museums, galleries, specialist libraries, and record offices to strengthen the quality, relevance and standard of their permanent collections, improving audience experience and inspiring students, creative designers…

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Get in Touch

For all membership enquiries
Nick Wickenden (Treasurer) nickwickenden158@gmail.com

For all other enquiries
Philip Wise (Chair)

Registered charity number: 1152493

2021 Members Meetings
  • Friday 5 March (Zoom)
  • Friday 4 June (Zoom)
  • Friday 3 September
  • Friday 3 December