CIfA/DigVenture Survey on Engagement in Archaeological Projects

The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) is working with DigVentures on a project to develop guidance presented as a CIfA Toolkit to support the promotion and delivery of public engagement in archaeological projects. The primary target audience for this guidance is those who commission or deliver archaeology projects primarily driven by development-led activities. This includes Industrial Heritage museums and…

Job Opportunity: Chesterfield Canal Trust Senior Funding Officer

The Chesterfield Canal Trust is look for an experienced funding officer to work within the Trust as they accelerate the restoration of the remaining nine miles of the Chesterfield Canal. This historic canal will link Chesterfield once more to the national waterways network at the River Trent. Building on their current £5.3m Towns Fund restoration…

Nominations Open for the AIA Community Engagement Award 2023

Nominations for the Association for Industrial Archaeology’s Community Engagement Award for 2023 are now open. This award is given to projects anywhere in the world which promote, preserve, or interpret industrial archaeology or heritage and demonstrate an element of Community Engagement. Nominations can be made by anyone, including those who have been involved in the…

2023 Sandford Awards – Entries Now Open

The Sandford Awards, run by the Heritage Education Trust, are non-competitive and provide an independent, quality assured, assessment of your learning programmes. The six criteria underpinning the Sandford Award assessment provide a framework for success whether you are looking to gain the recognition your learning programmes deserve or seeking to develop the quality of your…

Heritage Open Days Training Now Open

Heritage Open Day’s annual training programme, New Wave, is now open for applications. Successful applicants will get £1,000 of funding to run a free event during the festival, tailored support through a series of training sessions and 1-2-1s, and a network of peers from across the sector. This year they are offering 14 places, open…

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…