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 ChangeContinue reading “How can your museum be more sustainable?”

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.Continue reading New SHARE grants – Towards Net Zero Carbon

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 designersContinue reading “Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Grant Fund”

Small Grants Round 9 now open for applications!

Museums Essex has now opened Small Grants Round 9 for applications. This round will focus on collections care, enabling museums to better manage their collections and increase staff and volunteer understanding of issues and priorities related to collections care. Eight grants of up to £500 are available, with one of the grants this year veryContinue reading “Small Grants Round 9 now open for applications!”

Learning Offer Development Fund

Royal Opera House Bridge will be opening applications to the next round of their Learning Offer Development Fund from 19 November for cultural organisations based in Essex, Thurrock or Southend-on-Sea. Organisations can apply for between £2,500 and £7,000 to improve their work with children and young people. Whether you want to diversify your current offer, engageContinue reading “Learning Offer Development Fund”

Job opportunity at Southend Museums

Southend Museums are seeking a Visitor Engagement and Learning Manager. The Visitor Engagement and Learning Manager role will offer the successful applicant the chance to develop and implement a high-quality visitor experience across their buildings. The individual will be responsible for overseeing learning and outreach programme, working with stakeholders and visitor groups ranging from communityContinue reading Job opportunity at Southend Museums

New Capital Investment Programme from ACE

Arts Council have announced the launch of a new Capital Investment Programme so if anyone has any capital funding needs, it would be worth taking a look. Capital Investment Programme | Arts Council England It is open to museums within the Accreditation scheme (Full, Provisional and officially working towards). It’s an open access programme toContinue reading “New Capital Investment Programme from ACE”

Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund

The fund supports museums to use their collections to become relevant and sustainable organisations that are connected to and valued by their communities by providing grants for collections engagement of up to £90,000 over around two years. Details can be found here and anyone who wishes to discuss a project idea can contact Sarah Briggs sarah@museumsassociation.org Continue reading “Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund”

True Vue Conservation & Exhibition Grant Scheme

**deadline 3 September 2021** They are looking for projects that will: Protect an object or objects already on display in order to reduce physical contact by members of the public, or Enable an object that is not currently on display to be presented to visitors in a safe way The grant scheme has two components:Continue reading “True Vue Conservation & Exhibition Grant Scheme”