Training – running a museum

4pm-6pm Wednesday 7 and Wednesday 14 September AIM’s brand new two part workshop will provide all you need to know if you are considering setting up a new museum, or have recently taken over your local museum and are new to the sector. Following museum sector standards and best practice, participants will be guided throughContinue reading “Training – running a museum”

AIM Reimagine funding 

Applications are open again for AIM Reimagine grants, which are designed to inspire creativity and help museums recover after the challenging years of the pandemic. They’re particularly interested to hear about projects that explore your approach to engaging audiences, and grants of between £10,000 – £50,000 are available. Applications close 12 September. Find out moreContinue reading AIM Reimagine funding 

Outreach opportunity for Essex museums!

You are invited to represent your museum at ‘A Time for Essex’ – a public history event hosted by Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome on Sunday 14 August 2022. This hugely popular, multi-period Living History, Museum and Air Display event gives us the opportunity to make the most of the rich cultural history of theContinue reading “Outreach opportunity for Essex museums!”

Accreditation scheme update 

Following the pause of the Accreditation scheme due to Covid-19, there has been a phased approach to reopening the scheme, initially for first time applicants and those working towards accreditation.  For those with Full Accreditation, an interim returns schedule has now been published, which covers the next 18 months. Batch 1 will receive a return invite inContinue reading Accreditation scheme update 

Culture24: Digital Storytelling with a Collections Focus

Is your museum making the most of its digitised collections content online? Finding the right channel, tone, voice, and techniques to reach and connect with audiences online isn’t easy. This course will explore the specific tensions and challenges that digital storytelling can pose. It will focus on the many advantages that museums and collections offerContinue reading Culture24: Digital Storytelling with a Collections Focus

Mystery Shopping opportunity

*open to museums in the Accreditation scheme Interested in how you could improve visitor experience? Keen to gain inspiration and ideas from others? The SHARE Mystery Shopping Scheme helps you to understand and improve your visitors’ experience. It can help provide useful evidence of the welcome your staff and volunteers provide, material for accreditation, fundingContinue reading “Mystery Shopping opportunity”

Tackling Heritage Crime conference

Tackling Heritage Crime – Raising awareness and reducing riskThursday 19 May, 9.30am to 3pm  A free one-day conference organised by Essex Police and the Essex Heritage Trust exploring issues affecting historic buildings and landscapes in Essex. Speakers include the Head of Heritage Crime Strategy of Historic England, the Director General of Historic Houses, and Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Nolan. DroneContinue reading “Tackling Heritage Crime conference”

Interested in innovative ways to fundraise and develop new collaborations? 

Join the next Essex Heritage Engagement & Learning Group meeting on Zoom which will be focused on these things. We’ll be hearing from: Michael Tymkiw and Lisa Smith – University of Essex, to talk about possible projects and collaborations that could be found by working with the university Chris Macfarlane – The Food Museum (formerly MuseumContinue reading Interested in innovative ways to fundraise and develop new collaborations? 

A fresh look at Scouting history: The Scouts launch new heritage trail

The Scouts have created a new outdoor heritage trail thanks to a Covid recovery grant from SHARE Museums East and the support of the Gilwell Fellows. The new Heritage Trail allows visitors to discover how the estate went on an extraordinary journey from being a medieval manor to a regency pleasure palace and derelict estate,Continue reading “A fresh look at Scouting history: The Scouts launch new heritage trail”