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Business Archives Council cataloguing grant

The aim of the grant of up to £4,000 is to fund the cataloguing of a business collection in either the private or public sector...

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ACE Accreditation Guidance published

Arts Council England has released their expanded guidance on the refreshed Museum Accreditation scheme, which is available on their website...

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Five tips for providing excellent visitor experience and how VisitEngland can help

Nothing is more important than getting the visitor experience right if you're managing a museum or heritage visitor attraction. But do we always think of all the angles?...

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New-look National Lottery Heritage Fund launches Strategic Funding Framework 2019-2024

A major devolution of decision-making across the whole of the UK is at the heart of new plans to distribute more than £1billion of National Lottery money to the UK’s heritage over the next five years.

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BBC article highlights the success of museum shops amid the 'High Street slump'

The BBC has recently reported on museum and gallery shops bucking the downturn in retail, and highlighted that those shops "attract shoppers looking for presents with a cultural touch, or something different to the wares of a homogeneous High Street."...

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The National Archives and Jisc launch 'Digital Skills in the Future' survey

The National Archives and Jisc have created a survey to hear the latest thoughts of the sector regarding all aspects of their digital services and capabilities...

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South West Fed calls for museums to get involved with Creativity and Wellbeing Week

Creativity and Wellbeing Week runs from 10 - 16 June this year. We encourage you to identify any health and wellbeing work that you might be engaged in during that period and submit the event to the Creativity and Wellbeing Week website.

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Blog: Top tips for taking your first steps into student placements

Francesca Crickmere shares three tips for “trying out” placements and internships, to see if this is an activity your museum or heritage organisation could take advantage of to increase your workforce and resource new projects...

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Take part in the Engaging Curators survey

‘ENGAGING CURATORS’ is a PhD research project by Jillian Sutherland, in association with Bath Spa University, that asks the question: How does curatorship and audience engagement come together in the small museum?...

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The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust grants - deadline 1 April 2019

The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust offers grants for the conservation and preservation of manuscripts and archives.

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