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”

Art Fund announces new funding

The ‘Reimagine’ programme has reopened, open to museums, historic houses, archives and libraries. It will offer small grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 and large grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 for projects.  The funding aims are to support museums to reimagine their activities following Covid – projects could explore experimentation with new methods ofContinue reading “Art Fund announces new funding”

Annual Museum Survey Results for Essex

The results of the 2020 Annual Museum Survey (or benchmarking survey) have been released including the regional results.   A two page infographic with the Essex highlights can be downloaded as a PDF here: The full regional report can be viewed here: East of England – Infogram The survey is run to predominantly collect quantitativeContinue reading “Annual Museum Survey Results for Essex”

Free power hour sessions with Cause 4

If your museum is a registered charity or a CIC you can have a free ‘Power Hour’ from Cause4. This Power Hour can be focused on a range of areas including income generation, fundraising strategy, or governance challenges. Cause4 is a non-profit organisation supported by the Arts Council, and SHARE Museums East has worked withContinue reading “Free power hour sessions with Cause 4”