Charity Digital’s Advice on Exploring Social Media Alternatives to Twitter

Using several different social media platforms is a good way of building resilience into an industrial heritage site’s or group’s communication and publicity strategy – if you have the capacity. The troubles at Twitter in autumn 2022 have highlighted the risk of relying on just one social media platform to engaging with your audience, especially…

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre & Museum Looking for a Heritage Manager

The Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum in Widnes is looking for a new Heritage Manager. The discovery centre and museum has been successfully trading for over 30 years. Its aim is to inform, educate and inspire the widest audience about the relevance of Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM), chemistry and related industries through:…

Saving Energy in the Cultural Sector: Free Webinar 18 November

Rising energy prices are causing a crisis in the cultural sector. In response to this the Cultural Sector FM Hub is bringing together a panel of experts to discuss ways of saving energy in heritage and cultural buildings of all types and sizes for a free webinar on the 18 November at 1.30pm. The multi-disciplinary panel will also look…

Heritage Sector Carbon Net Zero Survey

Historic England is keen to support micro, small, and medium size heritage organisations on their journey towards Carbon Net Zero. We know that many organisations are at different stages with reducing their carbon emissions and Historic England would like to get a better idea of how many organisations need support, identify the key issues they…

UK Heritage Pulse Survey Results On Resilience & Sustainability

A new survey by UK Heritage Pulse reviews the resilience and sustainability of the heritage sector in autumn 2022. UK Heritage Pulse is a collaborative data and insight project for the UK’s heritage sector informing policy, recovery, and reinvention post-Covid. It is operated by Baker Richards and Indigo Ltd, on behalf of The National Lottery…

BEIS and DCMS Survey On Heritage Rising Costs

Following the recent announcement of support for energy bills for businesses and charities, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) together with the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is seeking to collate individual organisation-level information to help the government further understand the impact of rising energy bills and each sector’s…

AIM Cost-of-Living Survey Results

Nearly a third of AIM members completed last September’s survey on the impact of the cost-of-living crisis. It highlighted the difficulties facing independent museums as inflation and energy prices surge whilst visitor numbers continue to lag behind projections. Whilst resilience and reserves are supporting in the short term some museums through the current difficult economic…

CIfA & DigVentures Launch ‘Dig Digital’ – a New Toolkit to Support the Management of Digital Data

The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) & DigVentures have launched (September 2022) a new Toolkit focused on supporting the management and archiving of digital data on archaeological projects – Dig Digital | Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. It has been developed by Dig Ventures in partnership with CIfA and funded by Historic England. The question of how to manage…

VAT Refund Scheme for Museums & Galleries Reopened

The DCMS has announced that the VAT Refund Scheme for museums and galleries has been reopened for applications. The latest guidance for museums looking to apply can be found here. Museums may request an application form by emailing vat33a@dcms.gov.uk. In order to apply, museums must meet the following eligibility criteria:   Museums and galleries will also be required to…