New Recovery Grants from SHARE Museums East  

Thanks to support from the Art Fund, SHARE Museums East is offering new Recovery Grants to help museums with essential work arising from the Covid-19 crisis that meets these aims. These grants are available to help museums reopen safely, develop new ways of working, engage with their community, or support the wellbeing of their workforce.Continue reading “New Recovery Grants from SHARE Museums East  “

Fundraising training opportunity- next week!

There are still some places left for sessions being run by Arts Fundraising next week – places start at £25. Fundraising re:Fresh | Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Quick ways to fundraise better – Monday 28th June, 10-12 (+ optional 30 minutes networking) Digital Tools for Fundraisers – Tuesday 29th June, 2-4  Fundraising Strategy – what, why andContinue reading “Fundraising training opportunity- next week!”

Storage, and labelling and marking training

The Section for Archives and Museums is repeating its sell-out training events on handling and packing object collections and on marking and labelling mixed collections this September and October.  The booking links (with full details) are below.  24 September How to safely handle, pack, more and store small objects 8 October Marking and labelling objects and theirContinue reading “Storage, and labelling and marking training”

New Stories New Audiences – funding for smaller museums from AIM

New Stories New Audiences is open to all AIM members in the small museum category (up to 20,000 visitors). They will fund projects that result in a wider range of people being involved in heritage at your organisation. AIM expect you to have identified a new story that you wish to tell and undertaken some initial researchContinue reading “New Stories New Audiences – funding for smaller museums from AIM”

Relevance, Rationalise and Recycle: Epping Forest District Museum Project

Written by Esther Green and Ian Channell, Epping Forest District Museum A community-centred institution, Epping Forest District Museum’s (EFDM) collection consists of over 100,000 objects, from prehistoric stone tools to 20th century computers, all stored in four storage locations. However, as a result of variable collecting policies over the years, we know little about someContinue reading “Relevance, Rationalise and Recycle: Epping Forest District Museum Project”

MEND fund opens for vital and urgent maintenance

The Museum Estate and Development Fund (MEND) opened on 1 June 2021. You can apply for between £50,000 and £5 million for capital funding to undertake vital infrastructure and urgent maintenance backlogs which are beyond the scope of day-to-day maintenance budgets. This is open to Accredited museums (including ‘Provisional’ status) but not to museums officiallyContinue reading “MEND fund opens for vital and urgent maintenance”

Art Fund announces new funding

The ‘Reimagine’ programme has reopened, open to museums, historic houses, archives and libraries. It will offer small grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 and large grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 for projects.  The funding aims are to support museums to reimagine their activities following Covid – projects could explore experimentation with new methods ofContinue reading “Art Fund announces new funding”

Annual Museum Survey Results for Essex

The results of the 2020 Annual Museum Survey (or benchmarking survey) have been released including the regional results.   A two page infographic with the Essex highlights can be downloaded as a PDF here: The full regional report can be viewed here: East of England – Infogram The survey is run to predominantly collect quantitativeContinue reading “Annual Museum Survey Results for Essex”

Free power hour sessions with Cause 4

If your museum is a registered charity or a CIC you can have a free ‘Power Hour’ from Cause4. This Power Hour can be focused on a range of areas including income generation, fundraising strategy, or governance challenges. Cause4 is a non-profit organisation supported by the Arts Council, and SHARE Museums East has worked withContinue reading “Free power hour sessions with Cause 4”