Free seminars from Collections Trust around England

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The Collections Trust Seminars

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The Collections Trust, with funding and support from Arts Council England, has developed a series of free seminars that will provide you with the know-how to improve the use of technology in your museum and assist you with your collections development strategy.

The first seminar will take place in London on 6 October 2014. Book your free place now!

Who should attend

The seminars are aimed at Collections Management professionals and volunteers who work in small and medium-sized UK museums that are Accredited or that are working towards Accreditation.

Benefits of attending

  • Receive practical advice and support
  • Benefit from the experience of others
  • Gain insights that will help with Accreditation
  • Discover a range of useful resources
  • Add to your CPD
  • Network with colleagues

Dates and venues

6 October 2014 Science Museum, London Book…

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AIM is recruiting a Membership, Marketing and Projects Manager

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We are very pleased to announce that we are recruiting a new post of Membership, Marketing and Projects Manager, to start as soon as possible.

Membership, Marketing and Projects Manager

£28,000 to £30,000, Full-time, Working From Home

This is a rare opportunity to join a small, friendly team, in an interesting and varied role, making a practical difference to large and small independent museums and heritage organisations across the UK.

AIM’s membership is at an all-time high. You will be responsible for developing our communications with and services for members, including supplier members, and recruiting new members. You will be AIM’s marketing manager, responsible for all our online communications and the redevelopment of our website. You will also be responsible for developing and delivering some of AIM’s partnerships and projects.

Your strengths will be in building relationships, communicating, engaging people and delivering on commitments.

This is a new position. It will be…

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DATE OF NEW ABTEM SEMINAR ON REVIEWING SIGNIFICANCE ANNOUNCED

ABTEM’s autumn seminar ‘REVIEWING SIGNIFICANCE – AN INTRODUCTION’ will be held at the Brunel Museum in London on Wednesday 22nd October.

A very topical issue for industrial and transport museums, assessing the significance of our collections is increasingly being recognized as a key part of strategic collections management, and an essential  prioritising resources. Significance statements are also vital for applications for grant funding and for ensuring stakeholder support.

The seminar will discuss some of the tools available to help transport and engineering museums assess the significance of their collections, their current and potential use, and their care and preservation conditions and will also include relevant case studies.

To book a place at this FREE event, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reviewing-significance-an-introduction-tickets-13068110069?ref=enivtefor001&invite=NjY2ODc5My90YnJ5YW45QGhlcml0YWdlLW1vdG9yLWNlbnRyZS5jby51ay8w&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformal001&utm_term=eventpage

This seminar is made possible by Arts Council England Subject Specialist Network funding.

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NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM TROPHIES STOLEN DURING BURGLARY – REWARD OFFERED

At around 11.00pm last evening (27/08) the inner foyer of the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull was broken into and a large amount of the Museum’s trophies & TT replicas stolen.

Each of the Museums trophy cabinets was smashed causing substantial damage to the displays.

Many of the trophies and TT replicas have little “scrap” value but are unique and irreplaceable as part of this countries Motorcycling Heritage.

Because of the historical importance of these trophies the National Motorcycle Museum will be offering a substantial award of £20,000 for information which leads to the safe recovery of these important artefacts.

Anyone with any relevant information is asked to contact West Midlands Police or the National Motorcycle Museum on 01675 443311 or e-mail Museum Director James Hewing james@thenmm.co.uk  

The Museum has re-opened as normal this morning.

 

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DATE OF SCOTTISH TRANSPORT & INDUSTRIAL COLLECTIONS SSN CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED

The date of the STICK (Scottish Transport & Industrial Collections SSN) Annual Conference has been confirmed as 18 October 2014.

Titled ‘The Scottish Diaspora:International Mobility of Industry, Technology, Ideas, Products, People’ the conference will be held at the McManus Collections Unit, Dundee
Speakers & topics will include:

Mark Watson, Historic Scotland, ‘Dundee Jute and the French Connection’
Dr Douglas Harper, ‘Bridges in Nepal: The Aberdeenshire Connection’
John Martin, ‘The Brewing Archive, Scottish Brewing: International Links’
Dr Miles Oglethorpe, Historic Scotland, ‘Glasgow Cranes: the Japanese Connection’
Meg Luckins, ‘Scottish Ironworking: the Russian Connection’

Refreshments, including a light lunch, will be served.
Ticket price: £12, payable on the day. Places must be booked in advance.
For further information contact: keeper@nationalminingmuseum.com
http://www.stickssn.org/
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Collections Trust holding “Going Digital” Conference on 17 November

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Going Digital Conference

[Update:  Delegate booking and sponsorship sales open for the Collections Trust’s Going Digital Conference. More info here  www.collectionstrust.org.uk/going-digital-conference. and for tickets going-digital-conference/delegate-booking )

  

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Part of the Collections Trust’s Going Digital Programme, this major one-day conference is specifically designed for those responsible for developing, managing and sharing museum collections with the public. It will help you build organisational resilience in your museums by improving the basic use of computers and the Internet.

The Going Digital Conference will be presented in partnership with Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums at The Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne on Monday 17 November 2014. The event is supported by Arts Council England.

The conference programme is currently under development, and it will clearly identify the practical skills needed to “go digital”. Case Studies will show just how much can be achieved on a limited budget!

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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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