‘Greater in Spirit, Larger in Outlook’ Project

Epping Forest District and Saffron Walden Museums are proud to announce that they have secured a National Lottery Project Grant from Arts Council England (ACE) to reinterpret, reinvestigate and redisplay their world culture collections. Object focus The Buxton collection was donated to Epping Forest District Museum by the family of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 3rdContinue reading “‘Greater in Spirit, Larger in Outlook’ Project”

Art Fund opens funding for student opportunities

Art Fund is offering funding to help museums, galleries and visual arts organisations provide paid opportunities for full-time university students to gain meaningful, developmental work-experience that enables them to further explore their interest in the arts, and related future career options before they graduate. Student opportunities can benefit visual arts organisations in the following ways:Continue reading “Art Fund opens funding for student opportunities”

Break in at Hollytrees Museum 

An appeal has been launched after five rare medals have been stolen from Hollytrees Museum in Colchester. The three gold and two bronze pieces went missing from a display cabinet, following from what appears to have been a targeted break-in just after 8.30pm on Tuesday 1 March. CCTV has now been released of the robberyContinue reading Break in at Hollytrees Museum 

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