Museum Ethics training

Museums Essex is putting on a free online training session on museum ethics for member museums. Book your place here on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/museum-ethics-training If you are not a member and would like to join to access member benefits like training and access to the small grants scheme, please contact Gordon Cummings, treasurer: gcummings@fryartgallery.org Museum EthicsThursdayContinue reading “Museum Ethics training”

Latest funding opportunities

I’ve added several new funding opportunities to the Fundraising page on this website. Head there to explore options for funding collections work, the new Essex Arts & Culture Fund, activities related to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and more. You will also find some helpful fundraising resources including how to write a good grant application. ExploreContinue reading “Latest funding opportunities”

Could you be the next Heritage Collections Manager at the Scouts? 

The Scouts have a brilliant job opportunity currently vacant – details below!  Contract: Permanent, full timeSalary: £36,026Closing date: 27 February 2022  The Scouts Heritage Services’ mission is to create enabling environments where users can discover and be inspired by the story of Scouting, the Movement and its members. As we get to know the CollectionContinue reading Could you be the next Heritage Collections Manager at the Scouts? 

Opportunity to participate in Time for Essex summer event 

Following a successful event in 2021, Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome (SMGWA) is once again hosting its summer ‘A Time for Essex’ event on Sunday 14 August 2022. This multi-period living history, museum and air display event offers visitors an opportunity to make the most of the rich cultural history of Essex. Essex museums are invited to joinContinue reading Opportunity to participate in Time for Essex summer event 

Braintree Museum seeking Marketing Officer 

Contract: Temporary, 3 months, potential to extend subject to funding Hours: Part time, 8 hours a week Salary: £9.02 an hour Closing date: 28 January 2022  Braintree Museum are looking for a temporary Marketing Officer to support the marketing of the museum and the Warner Textile Archive. The post holder must have proven experience in social media andContinue reading “Braintree Museum seeking Marketing Officer “

Essex museums and teachers networking event opportunity 

The Royal Opera House Bridge are seeking museums and heritage sites who would like to contribute to their Virtual Creative Teachers’ Network on Monday 24 January 2022 – a network that brings together creatively minded teachers from across Greater Essex. It currently has a reach of 175 teachers who have signed up to the half-termly event toContinue reading Essex museums and teachers networking event opportunity 

Essex County Council announce new Arts & Culture Fund 

The new £1 million Essex County Council Arts and Cultural Fund will support the county’s arts and culture sector over a five-year period. The fund will offer artists and cultural organisations grants from £2,500 to £30,000 to deliver projects to help rejuvenate the sector, as well as our towns and city high streets. Open toContinue reading Essex County Council announce new Arts & Culture Fund 

Jaywick Martello Tower seeking interpretation support 

The team at Jaywick Martello Tower have a budget of £500 and would like to commission someone to create an advisory report they can use to develop the interpretation and accessibility of their displays.  The full brief can be download here [PDF]. Please share with anyone you think may be interested! JMT would like the work to beContinue reading Jaywick Martello Tower seeking interpretation support 

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?”