AIM Survey on the Cost of Living Impact on Museums

AIM (the Association of Independent Museums) needs your help to provide governments and funding bodies with robust and specific information about the impact of rising costs. Following on from their survey in January, AIM is keen to assess how museums have fared over the summer holidays and the impact the current cost of living crisis…

National Mourning Guidance from the UK Government for Museums

Following the death of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Government has published the following guidance – The Demise of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: National Mourning Guidance.  The guidance includes advice for museums, galleries, and entertainment events, as well as about websites and social media, which you or your organisation and your board/governing body may find…

Edge Hill Engine Station Site, Liverpool, Scheduled

The Edge Hill Engine Station site in Liverpool has been granted scheduled monument status (August 2022) after a long campaign led by the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Trust. The site was the original Liverpool terminus for steam locomotives on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway (L&MR) opened in 1830. Locomotives were detached from the trains from…

Art Happens Crowdfunding Platform

Art Funding gives museums and audiences the power to bring exciting projects to life together. Designed specifically for museums and galleries, their crowdfunding platform is completely free to use, meaning 100% of the funds raised go directly to your project. They cover the costs of producing a film and donor rewards, and they offer a…

Have your say on how the Heritage Fund supports the UK’s heritage

The Heritage Fund is working towards an ambitious new vision for the UK’s heritage and for what their investment will achieve. They want you to be part of shaping it. Whether you work or volunteer in heritage, or simply have views about the future of heritage in the places you live, work and visit, they…

Museum Development UK Volunteer Development Training Programme 2022

There is an opportunity to join one, any, or all, of three online webinars, which form the core of the Museum Development UK Volunteer Development Programme 2022. The sessions are most suited to groups and organisations that are: Open to learning and exploring changes to involving volunteers Keen to learn more about and embed inclusive…

Support Programme for Heritage Organisations: Applications Now Open

The Social Enterprise Academy has opened applications for ‘Steps to Sustainability Round 3’.  This impact programme, Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will provide a pathway of support for UK heritage organisations to address current challenges. Participating organisations will access participative learning and mentoring over 13 months. This transformational experience will help UK heritage…

Museum Development Programme ACE Survey

Arts Council England has commissioned an evaluation to understand the impact of its investment in the Museum Development Programme in England. The long-running Programme provides free support to many museums including industrial heritage sites. As part of the final phase of the evaluation a survey of museums is taking place, and ACE are keen for…

University of Manchester:  Call for postgraduate student placements 2022-23

The University of Manchester’s Institute for Cultural Practice is looking for suitable placements with cultural (including museums and heritage sites) and creative organisations for postgraduate students. The placements will run for 20 days between November 2022 and May 2023. The students are studying on MA programmes in Arts Management, Policy and Practice, Art Gallery and Museum…

Historic England Announce First ‘Everyday Heritage’ Grants

Historic England has announced the 57 new projects which will be supported by the first ‘Everyday Heritage Grants: Celebrating Working Class Histories’ scheme. The projects are ‘community-led and people focused’ with the aim of providing volunteering opportunities. Industrial Heritage projects supported include: Northern Souls – Going Down the Welly (Easington), Peel Street Mill and its…