Collections Trust are looking for up to 20 English museums to partner with them to bid to Creative & Cultural Skills under the 'Creative Employment Programme' to create 12 month Apprenticeships for young people to gain practical experience of Collections Management.
Collections Trust seeks partners for Creative Employment Programme bid
HLF funding secured for Yate area First World War project
Yate and District Heritage Centre has received £3,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Yate Area First World War Community Project.
Awarded through HLF’s First World War: then and now programme, the project will focus on creating a Centenary event at Yate Heritage Centre, an exhibition on the history of the people of Yate and Sodbury during the First World War, and booklets on the First World War histories of people locally and nationally.
In the forthcoming months and beyond, Yate and District Heritage Centre will be working alongside South Gloucestershire Museums, the History Branch of the U3A, local schools, youth, history and community groups to ensure as many people as possible value and appreciate the history of the First World War.
Accreditation guidance update
Arts Council England (ACE) published updated Accreditation guidance documents and a revised Collections Development template at the beginning of July 2014. They are available on the SW Fed website and on the ACE website. They should be used when submitting an Accreditation return. All updates are clearly marked for ease of reference.
Template Collections Development Policy
All museums reviewing their collections development policy are required to use the template current during the period of its development. Museums embarking on a review now will use the June 2014 template, which replaces alll previous versions of the template. Museums with a Collections Development policy that is still in date at the point where they submit their Accreditation return are not required to update their policy. When the policy comes to the end of its five year term, they will use the 2014 template to draw up the next edition of that policy.
Callington Town Band awarded £5,800 for community project to mark First World War Centenary
Callington Town Band has received £5,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project commemorating the First World War.
Torbay Council cuts hit local museums
Torquay Museum is facing devastating cuts of 42% in its grant from Torbay Council for 2015/16, as recently announced in their latest £14m Savings Proposals. The proposed budget cuts will also effect Brixham Heritage Museum and Torre Abbey.
The museum is asking for support to try and reverse this decision and save the Museum from closure. To register your opposition to Torbay Council’s proposed cuts fill out this consultation questionnaire. Just follow the link below. Please help support the Museum.