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Hampshire Solent Museum Development Advisory Panel need you!
We are looking to recruit 2 new panel members from Hampshire Solent and Berkshire
Creative Genius - ideas, innovation and industry that changed the world. List your events and exhibitions for free!
What's in your collections that connects to Hampshire's contribution to design, scientific, technological and industrial innovation?
Interreg France (Channel) England programme Brexit update: organisations can continue to apply for funding in 2019 and 2020
In December 2017 negotiators from the European Union and the UK government published a joint report stating that the UK would continue to participate in the current phase of Interreg programmes (2014-2020) until their closure.
Hampshire Big Theme 2018: Creative Genius - ideas, innovation and industry that changed the world. List your events and exhibitions for free!
What's in your collections that tells the story of the county's contribution to design, scientific, technological and industrial innovation?
The Winchester City Council Cultural Innovation grant scheme is open for applications
The scheme is available for festivals, cultural events and art activities taking place in the Winchester District. Emphasis should be on creating new events or for bringing exciting and innovative content to existing projects.
Hampshire Big Theme 2018: Creative Genius - ideas, innovation and industry that changed the world. Get involved!
You don't have to be in Hampshire to have collections relevant to the county's contribution to scientific, technological and industrial innovation. What stories can your museum tell?
National Motor Museum wins major collections management award
'Keep Calm and STEAM Ahead' project has won the 2017 Collections Trust Award for its Keep CALM and STEAM Ahead project.
Ready for your Rainbow Badge? Join in our pilot partnership project with Breakout Youth
If you are interested in finding out what young people from the LGBT community think about your museum and to start a conversation about how they can help you in the future, please join-in with this pilot partnership project with Hampshire-based Breakout
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Community and Voluntary Sector Grant Award Scheme
We want to fund clearly defined projects which can demonstrate that they will help to build communities where people thrive and feel they belong.
Comic Relief Community Cash Fund is now OPEN
Online grant applications of between £500-£1,000, for groups across the whole of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight is now open.
'Larders not Cakes and thoughts on museums in an uncertain world'
A brief summary of the keynote speech by Ken Robinson CBE at Hampshire Solent Open Forum 2017
Museums in Hampshire: Host a 'Speak Out on Dementia' poetry film screening
Interested in welcoming new visitors to your museum? Host a film screening and Hampshire Healthwatch will promote the event to attract visitors.
Your Opportunity to join Hampshire Solent Advisory Panel
If you have 5 years current experience of working in museums either as a member of staff, volunteer or Trustee, then this is a great chance to join us as we discuss Museum Development projects and impact throughout Hampshire Solent.
Creative and Cultural Apprenticeships at the Learning and Training Academy, Portsmouth
New programmes enable people who are already employed to take advantage of the Government funded as part of their Continual Professional Development, subject to terms and conditions.
Bring your museum to life with the Streetspeare Schools Project
Host a live Shakespeare performance staged by schoolchildren.
Call to submit Challenges: Basingstoke Hack Weekend
The aim of the hack weekend is to bring together local digital creators to tackle business challenges and devise digital solutions.
Hampshire Big Theme 2017: Jane Austen - listing your museum's events
How to benefit from the overarching marketing campaign and have your events listed on the forthcoming janeausten200.co.uk website and Visit Hampshire portal
Grants update from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation
New fund offers grants of £10,000 to £30,000 to organisations working in the Solent LEP area to enable individuals with complex barriers to move closer or into employment - plus other funds open
Opportunity to share your story as part of Royal Holloway University's 'Citizens' project
Does your museum, archive or historical society celebrate a local hero who championed liberty, justice or democracy? Is your town or village associated with a key event, movement or figure in a wider struggle for rights? If so, then Royal Holloway Univer
Hampshire Big Theme 2017: Jane Austen - listing your museum's events
How to benefit from the overarching marketing campaign and have your events listed on the forthcoming janeausten200.co.uk website
First look at the Annual Return survey for 2014-15
Background to the South East Museums Annual Return, where it came from, how it was developed, and read a summary of 2014-15 feedback.
Interested in exploring the potential of cross-cultural working in your museum? Read our Cultural Partnerships blog
Sharing good practice in museums' cross-cultural and international work, commenting on trends in the cultural sector and disseminating learning from our projects.
Invite the Hampshire Poet to your museum
If you'd welcome a poet's fresh take on your collections, or would like to arrange an event to attract writers to your museum, this could be the opportunity for you.
Study visit to 'Mythology' exhibition at Brading Roman Villa
Interested to learn more about successful collaboration between museums and artists? Then join us on Monday 18 January 2016 for an exclusive study visit to the exhibition 'Mythology' at Brading Roman Villa on the Isle of Wight.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts-based Learning Fund
Grants are available for charities, community or-ganisations, social enterprises and not-for-profit companies active in the arts and working in part-nership with educational institutions.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Access and Participation Fund
Grants are available for not-for-profit, formally constituted organisations to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts. Applications will be considered for projects that challenge ine-quality of opportunity in access to and participation in t
Postcode Community Trust Grants available for applications in January 2016
Grants from £500 to £20,000 are available to grassroots organisations, registered charities and to non-profit community businesses in England for projects that help to regenerate communities.
Remembering Lord Montagu
Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, who died on 31 August at the age of 88, was a central figure in the changes that took place in Museums, Heritage and Tourism during his lifetime. He was a pioneer of the “Stately Home” business and independent Museum
Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson shortlisted in the national Association for Heritage Interpretation 2015 Discover Heritage Awards
Light Fever, Painting the Fort with Light project involved the creation of an exhibition of stunning images and accompanying soundscape by a group of young people from Portsmouth Autism Support Network (PASN).
Take part in our annual museum survey
We need museums to help us gather evidence to demonstrate the importance of museums both locally and regionally, to funders and stakeholders. Complete your survey now!
Display your objects at 'Blast from the Past' 21 and 22 November 2015 at Dinosaur Isle
A great opportunity to display fossils, artefacts and finds. Museums and heritage groups on either side of the Solent are invited to take part.
Funded places for Hampshire Solent museums at 'Dance and Museums' Bristol 15 September 2015
The Cultural Partnerships Officer role in the South East Museum Development Programme in Hampshire Solent enable the wider cultural sector to connect and benefit from the collaborative projects.
Hampshire Solent museums: apply for funding to take part in Visitor Finder or Visitor Verdict
As announced at 'Getting to Grips with Audience Data' 5 grants of up to £100 to help your museum improve use of audience data. It's first come, first served!
Support for your museum from Community Action Isle of Wight
New free funding search portal and help with DBS checks
Hampshire Big Theme 2017: Jane Austen. Get involved!
There are numerous ways to celebrate Austen’s life and writing, describing the life of people in Georgian and Regency Hampshire, and in subjects covered in her books, such as the Navy, the Church, music and dancing, food and transport!
Friends of Brading Roman Villa awarded Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
The museum, on the Isle of Wight, is supported by an active corps of volunteers from the Friends group who work to increase public awareness by promoting, supporting and assisting in the preservation and presentation of the villa, an Accredited museum.
Mary Rose Museum receives 'Special Commendation' at European Museum of the Year Award ceremony
Mary Rose Museum was the only UK museum to receive ‘Special Commendation’ following the European Museum of the Year Award 2015 announcement
Mary Rose Museum shares retail practice at US Museum Store Association conference
The Museum Store Association is an international organisation with the mission of advancing the nonprofit retail industry and the success of the professionals engaged in it by encouraging high standards of knowledge and professionalism.
We're funding a Hampshire Chamber of Commerce membership - apply now!
We are funding a one-year membership of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, one of the biggest regional business networks in the country and Hampshire's leading business organisation, for a Hampshire museum.
Funded place for a Hampshire Solent museum at Business South 'Leisure and Tourism' Breakfast Briefing 12 June 2015
This month, we are working with Business South to offer funded place at a special Leisure and Tourism breakfast briefing in Southampton on 12 June.
LAINet news from Eileen Clegg: planning the future programme
News update from the Hampshire Solent museums Learning, Access and Interpretation Network. Get involved!
Apply to the RAISE Challenge Fund
The RAISE team is excited to be evolving the way it provides support to voluntary and community sector organisations across the South East. We are making a step change in our own approach to delivering support to help you to make a difference to people.
Funded places for Hampshire Solent museums at AIM conference 2015
UPDATE 17 April 2015: All five funded places have been allocated. Conference tickets are still available from AIM. The museums sector is vibrant and well-networked, with a variety of membership bodies providing high quality conferences, seminars and train
The People's Postcode Trust - Small Grants Programme Open to Applications in the South of England
Grants range from £500 to £20,000 for organisations South East England (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex).
Hampshire Culture Conversation Roadshow
These are exciting times for culture and we want you to be a key part of it. Have your say on the future of Hampshire’s art, heritage and culture.
LAINet news from Eileen Clegg: 'Maker Movement in Museums; practical way to bring technology into museums'
This time Fort Nelson was host to LAINet’s latest training event. Paul Clifford demonstrated how cheap electronics can make anything interactive, including fruit. Helen Sinnamon demonstrated Lego Mindstorms, programmable Lego robots.
Catalyst: Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy - join Cohort 2!
Develop fundraising skills through training, mentoring, practical activities, peer support and shadowing opportunities. Learn how to build relationships with the philanthropic community and understand how to raise the profile of the museum and showcase th
Good news for South East museums receiving Arts Council Resilience Funding
Today, Arts Council England announced the 108 organisations who were successful in applying to the first round of the Resilience Fund. These organisations are set to receive a total of over £17.5 million of investment between them.
Last chance to book! FREE Heritage Lottery Fund one to one advice sessions
Free one to one advice sessions for potential applicants in Portsmouth, Havant and Gosport at Portsmouth Guildhall. So if you have a project idea – get in touch!
Petersfield Museum purchase historic police station for expanded museum and tourism hub
The Police Station together with the Courthouse, which currently houses the Museum, to create a unique Victorian Justice Heritage Site, in which will be displayed the Museum’s existing collections together with those from Hampshire Constabulary H
National Museum of the Royal Navy welcomes LIBOR funding towards restoring D-Day veteran vessel
The National Museum of the Royal Navy is in receipt of part of £1M from the fines levied on banks for manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) financial benchmark. The funding will go towards restoring LCT 7074, the last Second World War
Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum: 'It was great to find out what was going on and meet lots of interesting people.'
There was a great turnout and a really friendly, sharing atmosphere at last week's Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum.
Join the Hampshire Solent Museum Development Advisory Panel
Due to the relocation of one of our members out of the area, there is now a vacancy. We are looking for well informed and forward thinking individuals from the Hampshire Solent area. Anyone who has five years' recent museum experience as paid staff, volun
Mary Rose Museum nominated for European Museum of the Year 2015
Prestigious international award aims to recognise excellence in the European museum scene and encourage innovative processes.
A great year for the Hampshire Solent training bursary scheme 2014-15
Bursaries totalling over £9,000 awarded, 96 individuals trained in more than 20 organisations
Portsmouth-based museum ship to play leading role in Gallipoli commemoration
HMS M.33, the only surviving ship from the Gallipoli campaign in the first world war, to be opened to the public for the first time
Hampshire Solent museum and arts centre wins national award for voluntary organisation governance
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre in Havant, Hampshire, has been declared winner of the Winifred Tumim Memorial Prize, awarded annually by the NCVO.
South Region Conservation Network news from Karen Wardley: visit to Southampton City Art Gallery and SeaCity Museum
Catalyst ‘Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy’ project update
Project to be officially launched in October in Winchester...
Open seats at Hampshire Solent Museum Development Advisory Panel meeting 8 October 2014
The next meeting of the Advisory Panel takes place on the morning of 8 October in Portsmouth.
Catalyst ‘Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy’ update - Cohort 1 museums complete philanthropy audit
Audit evaluates five key skill areas: philanthropic fundamentals; understanding the fundraising environment; leadership; relationship management; and capacity building.
Hampshire Big Theme 2015, Dinosaurs! Will you take part?
Joint marketing and promotion opportunites to benefit museums in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Hampshire Solent funding deadlines approaching
Funding deadlines for grants in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton
Petersfield Museum on ITV
Museum's discovery helps family to find out what happened to their relative who has been missing for 96 years.
Isle of Wight museums work together for sustainability
Partnership workshop develops plans for collaboration
Funding opportunities for museums serving the South Downs National Park
Community Infrastructure Levy available from summer 2015 to support cultural heritage projects
LAINet first winners in the 2014-15 Training Bursary scheme
Innovative partnership bid funds study visit and fuels wider learning
Digital Narratives workshop 2: in five words, it was inspiring, intriguing, busy, warm and fun
Second project workshop builds capacity to run storytelling campaigns on social media, using five words, five sentences technique
Comic Relief Local Communities Programme - Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Funding to address economic and social deprivation.
Peer Development Groups launched
Three groups underway. Still openings to join 'Collections care' and 'Display and interpretation'
Hampshire Military Museums Network plans for the future
Strong commitment to shared learning, events and collaboration
South East Hampshire HLF Priority Development Area
HLF actively encourage applications from the South East Hampshire area, including the local authorities of Gosport, Havant and Portsmouth - or 'Young Roots' applications from anywhere
'Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy open for Expressions of Interest; Project Director starts 15 May 2014.
Key Hampshire Solent population statistics to help you with service planning, advocacy and funding requests
Be part of the 'Time Travelling on the Isle of Wight' tourism campaign
Important information for Isle of Wight museums about Visit Isle of Wight’s summer campaign from David Thornton, CEO of Visit Isle of Wight LTD. Deadline to respond Tuesday 20 May 2014
Hampshire Solent panel welcomes new Chair and Vice Chair and looks back on a productive first year
Welcome Chair Paul Griffiths of the Mary Rose Museum and Vice Chair Corina Westwood of Isle of Wight Heritage Service. Warm thanks to inaugural Chair Emily Leach.
Mary Rose Museum: Finalist for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014
The new Mary Rose Museum that opened 31 May 2013 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, is one of six finalists selected for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014. This prestigious award celebrates the achievements of the best UK museums and galleries
Hampshire Solent funding deadlines approaching
Funding deadlines for HIWCF grants in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton
National Museum of the Royal Navy celebrates 100 years of untold stories with the opening of new £11.5M visitor attractions
Three major new attractions at The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, opened for the first time yesterday.
Useful funding digests for Hampshire Solent museums
Online signposting to help you find the funding your project needs
Renaissance strategic support funding for Jane Austen's House Museum
Project to develop programming for the low season
Add your activities to the Hampshire1914 website
New web form makes promoting your museum's centenary exhibitions and events easy
Hampshire Solent Digital Narratives project - get involved!
Hampshire Solent Digital Narratives project: intensive support package offering new pathways to discover cultural heritage
Author's ring on display at Jane Austen's House Museum
Successful fundraising campaign saves ring from export
Invitation to consider surplus electrical museum objects
Rationalisation of collections of former Museum of Electricity in Christchurch, Dorset
Services from Hampshire Archives and Local Studies
Helping local heritage organisations to care for documents, photographs and maps
Lottery funds for St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery
Initial development funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards a £2million major upgrade of facilities
Hampshire School for Social Entrepreneurs
Hampshire social entrepreneurs to receive funding to fuel ideas - 2014 Applications to the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme will be opening soon…
Brading Roman Villa develops partnership with the British Museum
New secure gallery space enables loan of important Roman objects
Trenches for Teachers!
'Trenches for Teachers' networking conference at St Edward's School, Sherfield English, Hampshire
Hampshire Solent training bursary scheme 2013-14 now closed
Bursaries totalling over £12,000 awarded, more than 100 individuals trained
UK Web Archive: The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Collection
Helping our collections in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight remain fully representative of community life today.
Hampshire Solent Museums - need assistance to clarify ownership of items in your collection?
Our student volunteering project in partnership with the University of Portsmouth Masters in Corporate Governance and Law can help. Expression of interest deadline 30 January 2014
LAINet working group first meeting in January
Learning, Access and Interpretation Network working group will plan 2014 programme
Hampshire Solent Training Bursaries - deadline extended to 31 January 2014
Bursaries of up to £1000 for workforce development activities.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - best Large Visitor Attraction
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has been awarded Gold for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Beautiful South's Awards for Excellence 2013-2014
Help BBC Radio Solent to share 'WW1 At Home' stories
BBC Radio Solent is seeking local stories for broadcast on local radio and online, deadline Thursday 21 November!
Improve your energy efficiency!
Hampshire Solent environmental sustainability project: intensive support package
Hampshire Solent museums - apply for a Training Bursary
Bursaries of up to £1000 for workforce development activities.
Basingstoke and Deane Leisure Initiatives Fund
Grants of up to £2000 for projects which contribute to leisure activities in Basingstoke and Deane Borough
Fantastic turnout for First World War Centenary networking event
Over a hundred people from arts and heritage organisations across the sub-region packed Winchester's Guildhall for the Hampshire Solent Museum Development Programme's First World War Centenary networking event.
Museums Association Conference & Exhibition 2013: Hampshire Solent In-Train Networking Special
Make the most of conference - build local connections before you even arrive
Hampshire Commemorates: First World War and D-Day Grants
Grants available to groups and organisations for commemoration projects, activities or events
Could a Traineeship help your museum?
Find out about the Government's new scheme, with Highbury College Portsmouth
Looking for art and craft materials for your museum’s activities and events?
Southampton Scrapstore collects waste materials for use in the community for arts and craft projects and events.
Military museums' First World War interactives collaboration
AMOT museums collaborating to create First World War interactives
Artefact loan collections from the Hampshire History Centre
Hampshire History Centre has engaging teaching packs for sale and also loan ‘artefact collections’ for most major historical periods and topics.