Launch Webinar for New Carbon Literacy for Museums Toolkit

A new Carbon Literacy for Museums Toolkit has been developed by The Carbon Literacy Project and Museum Development North West, in collaboration with Museum Development England, museums and Julie’s Bicycle.  Museums have an important role to play in tackling the climate crisis – not only by reducing the emissions created within the museum sector, but also as…

AIA e-news Bulletin for January 2022

Welcome to the Association for Industrial Archaeology’s regular e-news bulletin. Read on for updates on what the AIUA have been doing recently, and other industrial archaeology news from the UK and beyond. If you have a story you think should feature in a future bulletin please get in touch with the AIA. Proposed Cuts at…

Catalyst Looking to recruit New Chief Executive Officer

Catalyst, in Widnes, is looking to appoint a new part-time Chief Executive. The Trustees of the science museum are keen to build on the extensive and impressive work done by the current CEO. They would welcome applications from as diverse a group of people as possible. The post is open from 1st April 2022. This…

Places of Science Funding Scheme

The Royal Society is supporting museums to engage local communities with science through their heritage and collections. They are making available grants of up to £3,500 to small museums, funding projects that tell the stories of science and scientists relevant to communities across the UK. They want to fund projects that: highlight the topics, stories…

DCMS Museums & Galleries Sector Coronovirus January 2022 Bulletin

The January 2022 DCMS Coronavirus bulletin for the museums and galleries sector has been published. This latest bulletin includes details on: Additional financial support for business impacted by the Omicron variant Details of the Hospitality and Leisure Grant, and of the Additional Restrictions Grant Information on how to claim back Statutory Sick Pay To receive these bulletins…

Chance Heritage Trust: Community Engagement Project Tender

The Chance Heritage Trust, a member of the West Midlands IHN, is inviting tenders for a community engagement programme to inform proposals for the redevelopment of the Chance Brothers Glassworks and Soho Foundry and Mint sites in Sandwell. The project is funded by a Community Renewal Fund Grant. The Chance Brothers Glassworks and Soho Foundry…

New Book on Oasts and Hop Kilns Published

The latest publication from the publishing partnership between Historic England and Liverpool University Press is a volume on oasts and hop kilns researched and written by Patrick Grattan. These tall conical and pyramidal buildings, topped by white cowls or louvred vents, are a distinctive sight on the farms and in the villages of Kent, East…

Arts Council England launch Private Investment in Culture Survey

Arts Council England has launched the latest version of the Private Investment in Culture Survey, and is inviting Cultural groups and individuals to take part in the survey. The survey covers the last three financial years, and is a key source of information on the role that corporate partnerships, individual giving, and grants from trusts…

Latest Coronavirus Advice and Heritage Sites

On the 30 November 2021 the UK Government introduced new temporary and precautionary measures in England following the emergence of the Omicron variant in the UK.  The latest DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus Bulletin summarises these as follows: Face coverings will be made compulsory in shops and on public transport in England from Tuesday 30…

‘A Pretty Engine’: next SPAB Mills Section lunchtime talk

On 1 December 2021 the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) Mills Section will be holding their next online lunchtime lecture. ‘A Pretty Engine’ is the title of a talk to be given by Steve Temple about the earliest reference to the use of a plunger pump. John Evelyn was the first of…