More fundraising workshops in England and Scotland

More details of the excellent Giving to Heritage workshops.

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More dates for HLF Catalyst fundraising training have been announced in England and Scotland and dates will be announced soon in Wales.

England

Giving to Heritage has announced more dates for workshops on fundraising around England. All workshops cost £20 and are developed and delivered by the Institute of Fundraising and Heritage Alliance.

Making the heritage case to donors

  • Burgh House London, 9 Sept.
  • Burgess Foundation, Manchester, 11 Sept.
  • Newarkes House Museums, Leicester, 15 Sept.
  • Museum of Bath at Work, 16 Sept.
  • Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds, 24 Sept.
  • Hartleborough Castle, Kidderminster, 1 Oct.
  • Peterborough Cathedral, 16 Oct.

Community Fundraising

  •  Curious Minds, Burnley, 25 Sept.

Developing a heritage Fundraising Plan (repeat of the June/July workshops).

  • Action Stations Royal Naval Base, Portsmouth, 18 Sept
  • Hughenden Manor, Berks, 23 Sept.
  • Corn Exchange, Blandford, Dorset, 8 Oct.

Others will be added next week for the second half of October and November.

More information can be found at http://www.givingtoheritage.org.uk 

Scotland

In Scotland there is a similar programme – Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage – run…

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Lights Out – 4th August – Join in with this commemoration of the start of First World War

A worthy way to reflect on the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War.

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Everyone in the UK is invited to take part in LIGHTS OUT by turning off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on 4 August, leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection.

As part of the commemoration of the Centenary of World War 1 the organisation 14-18Now Art Commissions is inviting anyone and everyone to create a ‘moment’ on 4th August.

“The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime” Sir Edward Grey, British Foreign Secretary, August 1914

People can take part in whatever way they choose, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War either individually or by attending one of the many events being organised around the country for a collective experience.

For more information about this simple and poignant commemoration visit:
http://www.1418now.org.uk/lights-out/
http://www.1418now.org.uk/lights-out/how-to-create-your-moment/

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LATEST PRISM FUND REPORT ISSUED

The PRISM fund (for PReservation of Industrial and Scientific Material) administered by Arts Council England has issued its annual report for 2012-2013. The fund awarded 22 grants worth £191,115 supporting the acquisition and conservation of some unique and important items of scientific, technological or industrial heritage.

in 2012/2013 73% of the awards were for conservation and some of the important projects supported included the  restoration of a First World War Hunslet steam locomotive,  a Black Country canal boat, two waterwheels and a stuffed Adelie penguin collected during Scott’s 1911 expedition to Antarctica.

Grants for acquisitions included one for the purchase of a Series 1 Land Rover for the Museum of English Rural Life and another towards the purchase of a rare globe of Mars by the Whipple Museum.

The report can be downloaded from the Arts Council web site at:

Click to access PRISM_fund_annual_report_2012_13.pdf

Launch of Museum Freecycle UK

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SHARE are delighted to announce the launch of Museum Freecycle UK: a brand new online network which allows museums to re-use and recycle temporary display materials and other museum-specific resources. The network connects museums that are discarding elements from their temporary exhibitions or other projects with those looking for new materials.
You may remember the Marketplace function on the old SHARE Museums East site – Museum Freecycle is a new, national version that anyone working in museums or related organisations can join.

The new Freecycle group has been set up by London-based architects and exhibition designers Urban Salon, who recently proposed the idea in an article for design website Design Week. Following the article’s publication, Urban Salon were contacted by Deron Beal, executive director of Freecycle, leading to the establishment of Museum Freecycle UK, the first ever industry-specific Freecycle group.

SHARE Museums East and Collections Trust are supporting the project…

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