MUSEUMS + HERITAGE AWARDS 2021

The 2021 Museums+Heritage Wards have been re-designed to provide a high-profile platform for the hard work of so many to be rewarded and celebrated in these COVID-19 times. A range of new free-to-enter categories have been introduced which focus on the unique challenges of the pandemic. These seven categories look specifically at the unique challenges…

Museum Development East Midland Grants Deadline 1st April 2021

From 1st April 2021, MDEM (Museum Development East Midlands) will again be offering a suite of grants to support museums in the region. These grants are in three categories. Firstly, Small Grants up to £1500. Secondly, Collections Access Grants up to £1000. Thirdly, Museum Recovery Grants, with the maximum grant limit to be confirmed in…

Burning Issues: The Future of Fossil Fuels in Heritage, Online Event Update

The Scottish Transport and Industry Collections and Knowledge (STICK) network is running an online event on Thursday 22nd April 2021, followed by the STICK AGM, on the subject of climate change, fossil fuels, and heritage. Many organisations are seeking to minimise emissions and reduce resource consumption in response to the climate emergency. Yet many industrial…

Free Industrial Heritage Webinar January 2021

Historic England will be running a third free industrial heritage webinar on Thursday 21 January 2021 between 1300 and 1400. This webinar will look at the identification, assessment, and recording of industrial heritage sites through the planning process in England, as well as considering potential public benefits arising from such work. The speakers will be…

AIA E-News Bulletin for January 2021

Welcome to the Association for Industrial Archaeology’s regular e-news bulletin. Read on for updates on what the AIA have been doing recently, and other industrial archaeology news from the UK and beyond. If you have a story you think the AIA should feature in a future bulletin please get in touch by emailing: communications@industrial-archaeology.org.  Return…

Historic England Publish New Heritage Asset Introduction on Gasworks and Gasholders

Historic England has published the latest in their Introductions to Heritage Assets series which in this case deals with Gasworks and Gasholders. The purpose of these documents is to provide an accessible, authoritative, illustrated summary of a particular type of heritage asset.  The new introduction sets out our understanding of coal gasworks and their attendant…

The Impact of COVID-19 on Freelancers

An online poll by Museum Freelance was run between 12 and 30 November 2020 to explore the challenges faced by freelancers as a result of the COVD-19 pandemic. Museum Freelance (Museum Freelance) is an organisation that supports and champions freelancers and consultants working with museums, galleries, heritage sites, archives, and libraries in the UK. They provide…

New Military Aviation Heritage Network Launched

The newly launched Military Aviation Heritage Networks (MAHN) are regionally based groups of organisations that bring together those who care about aviation heritage, its conservation, commemoration, display and sustainability. Inspired in part by the IHSO project, the MAHN is funded by Historic England and the MAHN development project is managed by Biggin Hill Memorial Museum….

OASIS Rollout Free Support Workshops for Archaeology & Heritage Sector

Historic England have commissioned MSDS Marine and Ashtree Heritage to provide support workshops for the rollout of the new Online Access to the Index of Investigations (OASIS) system. OASIS is an online reporting form enabling archaeological and heritage practitioners to provide information about their investigations to regional Historic Environment Records (HERs) and respective national heritage…

Elsecar’s Industrial Heritage Gets New Protection

As part of the work in the Elsecar Heritage Action Zone (a three year partnership project with Barnsley Museums), Historic England has just announced the designation and up-grading of 16 sites by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The six new sites include the former Elsecar ironworks, which produced plating for HMS Warrior,…