Collections Care funding available

*open to AIM members (though if you’re not you can apply through the Pilgrim Trust directly through their preservation and scholarship fund) Collections Care Audits – enabling small museums to undertake a basic professional collections care audit. Audits are undertaken by an accredited conservator to help museums identify key collection care issues and priorities. GrantsContinue reading “Collections Care funding available”

Updated Covid guidance for museums

As restrictions lift on 19 July, we are all adapting to different circumstances again. The National Museum Directors Council has updated its Covid guidance to reflect these changes: Nmdc Good Practice Guidelines For Reopening Museums – National Museum Directors’ Council Website ( Page 9: Altered to reflect that recording of data for NHS Test & TraceContinue reading “Updated Covid guidance for museums”

Vacancy: Events & Outreach Officer at Chelmsford Museum

Chelmsford City Museum is seeking an ambitious Events & Outreach Officer on a full-time basis. The Museum is expanding its public programme and event portfolio to include, Museum lates, talks, workshops, curatorial exhibitions and income generating events. In support of this new direction, we are looking for an experienced confident creative individual to work asContinue reading “Vacancy: Events & Outreach Officer at Chelmsford Museum”

Trustee training opportunity

SHARE have just opened bookings for ‘Being a Trustee’ – which  takes place online over two Wednesday sessions, both 4.30 – 7pm (29 Sep 13 Oct).  A ‘one-stop shop’ to equip you with everything you need to know to be both successful and compliant with the law in your role as a Museum Trustee. This programmeContinue reading “Trustee training opportunity”

New Recovery Grants from SHARE Museums East  

Thanks to support from the Art Fund, SHARE Museums East is offering new Recovery Grants to help museums with essential work arising from the Covid-19 crisis that meets these aims. These grants are available to help museums reopen safely, develop new ways of working, engage with their community, or support the wellbeing of their workforce.Continue reading “New Recovery Grants from SHARE Museums East  “

Fundraising training opportunity- next week!

There are still some places left for sessions being run by Arts Fundraising next week – places start at £25. Fundraising re:Fresh | Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Quick ways to fundraise better – Monday 28th June, 10-12 (+ optional 30 minutes networking) Digital Tools for Fundraisers – Tuesday 29th June, 2-4  Fundraising Strategy – what, why andContinue reading “Fundraising training opportunity- next week!”

Storage, and labelling and marking training

The Section for Archives and Museums is repeating its sell-out training events on handling and packing object collections and on marking and labelling mixed collections this September and October.  The booking links (with full details) are below.  24 September How to safely handle, pack, more and store small objects 8 October Marking and labelling objects and theirContinue reading “Storage, and labelling and marking training”

New Stories New Audiences – funding for smaller museums from AIM

New Stories New Audiences is open to all AIM members in the small museum category (up to 20,000 visitors). They will fund projects that result in a wider range of people being involved in heritage at your organisation. AIM expect you to have identified a new story that you wish to tell and undertaken some initial researchContinue reading “New Stories New Audiences – funding for smaller museums from AIM”

Relevance, Rationalise and Recycle: Epping Forest District Museum Project

Written by Esther Green and Ian Channell, Epping Forest District Museum A community-centred institution, Epping Forest District Museum’s (EFDM) collection consists of over 100,000 objects, from prehistoric stone tools to 20th century computers, all stored in four storage locations. However, as a result of variable collecting policies over the years, we know little about someContinue reading “Relevance, Rationalise and Recycle: Epping Forest District Museum Project”

MEND fund opens for vital and urgent maintenance

The Museum Estate and Development Fund (MEND) opened on 1 June 2021. You can apply for between £50,000 and £5 million for capital funding to undertake vital infrastructure and urgent maintenance backlogs which are beyond the scope of day-to-day maintenance budgets. This is open to Accredited museums (including ‘Provisional’ status) but not to museums officiallyContinue reading “MEND fund opens for vital and urgent maintenance”