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”

Snapping the Stiletto project invites women to take part in workshops on Essex Witch Trials

Join University of Essex Lecturer Alison Rowlands and author of the Essex Witch Museum series Syd Moore to discover the stories of the women who were persecuted in Tendring. Research the history of your local area and take part in writing a history trail that tells the truth behind the myths. You don’t need anyContinue reading “Snapping the Stiletto project invites women to take part in workshops on Essex Witch Trials”

Vacancy: Collections, Exhibitions & Visitor Engagement Assistant at Southend Museums

Contract: PermanentSalary: £22627 to £25991Closing date: 12 August 2021 Southend Museums have an exciting opportunity to join a busy team and help care for and promote their four sites as Collections, Exhibitions and Visitor Engagement Assistant. You will be working with diverse and significant collections ranging from fine art to archaeology and within listed historicContinue reading “Vacancy: Collections, Exhibitions & Visitor Engagement Assistant at Southend Museums”

Free training for Essex museums

Two new online training sessions are now available to book onto, planned for Essex museums and heritage sites, free and open to all: Why make your museum service more accessible for disabled visitors? – Book now.Wednesday 29 September, 10:00 – 12:00 (Zoom) Join Jo Gillam for an informal session to start to explore this topicContinue reading “Free training for Essex museums”