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MA Seeking Feedback on Draft Code of Ethics

Museums Association LogoThe Museums Association has published a draft of it’s revised Code of Ethics, and it is now seeking feedback. The draft is the first full revision since 2001, and introduces three key new principles underpinning the code – access and public engagement, stewardship, and integrity – to help support ethical decision making in museums on a day-to-day basis.

To comment on the draft code, head to: http://www.museumsassociation.org/forms/draft-code-of-ethics-consultation

The consultation deadline is 7 August

Posted July 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm


SAVED! “100 years of Royal Navy Search & Rescue” at Fleet Air Arm Museum

100 years have passed since the first air rescue in 1915 by Richard Bell Davies of the Royal Naval Air Service.  Our new SAVED! Exhibition marks the end of an era as the Sea King is decommissioned from service replaced by the Agusta Westland Merlin EH101 Helicopter, and at the same time, the Search and Rescue Service comes to an end for the Royal Navy.

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Posted July 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm


Art Fund Announce New Collecting Awards

Art Fund LogoArt Fund are now accepting applications for the second round of the awards – the deadline is 4 September 2015.

New Collecting Awards help museums and galleries develop their fine and applied art collections by offering 100% funding for focused collecting that extends holdings into new areas, or deepens existing holdings in imaginative ways. The programme responds to the reality that excellent collections development requires curatorial vision and ambition – award recipients also receive a specific funding allocation dedicated to their own professional development, to spend on research, travel and training costs to support their proposed collecting plans, plus the ongoing support of a mentor, Art Fund staff and trustees.

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Posted July 28, 2015 at 11:00 am


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