New Test and Trace Requirements for 2021 Re-opening of Visitor Attractions

The UK Government has published an update (5 April 2021) on the “Test and Trace” requirements and regulations in advance of the re-opening of visitor attractions. Venues must ask their customers and visitors (over the age of 16) for the following details:  A contact phone number for each customer or visitor (no longer just the lead person…

Rebuilding Heritage – Round 4 Support Applications Now Open

Rebuilding Heritage, which provides free online support and training for the heritage sector, has opened a fourth round of support. Round 4 will include new group training on financial literacy, digital marketing, and workplace inclusion, in addition to offers of support in business planning, communications, fundraising, legal issues, leadership, and wellbeing. You can apply for…

Burning Issues: The Future of Fossil Fuels in Heritage – Booking Now Open

Online booking for the Scottish Transport and Industry Collections and Knowledge (STICK) network’s ‘Burning Issues’ seminar on Thursday 22nd April 2021 is now open. The subject is climate change, fossil fuels, and heritage. Speakers will include Paul Semple (General Manager, Waverley Excursions), Dr Becky Peacock (Director, Museum of Scottish Railways), Robin Patel (Operations Manager, the…

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…

AIM ‘Hallmarks at Home’

The AIM ‘Hallmarks of Prospering Museums’ initiative comprises a framework to help museums and heritage organisations throughout the UK. The Hallmarks identify characteristics that are typical of successful heritage organisations and enable them to prosper and thrive. ‘Hallmarks at Home’ takes the existing principles and applies them to the recovery and reopening of the museum…

Grimsby Ice Factory Receives COVID-19 Grant

Historic England has awarded North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) £40,000 for repairs to the Grimsby Ice Factory from their Heritage at Risk grant programme. The council is working with the Great Grimsby Ice Factory Trust (GGIFT), regeneration partner Engie and building owners ABP. Extra funding is also said to have come from ABP and surplus…

Pastures new for Joanna Turska (IHSO)

After 16 months, in my role as the Industrial Heritage Support Officer (IHSO), I’m leaving Ironbridge to join the Canal & River Trust as the Destinations Development Officer for West Midlands. My last day is this Friday, the 30th August so please do get in touch if you have any questions before then. After Friday,…