Quick access checklists for small, volunteer-based museums
Concise access checklists for small, volunteer-based museums developed by Lyn Gash, Museum Development Manager, Suffolk County Council based on the MLA Access for All Self-Assessment Toolkit. These are simplified tools designed for museums just starting to improve their accessibility. Larger museums, or small ones that are further along their journey to improved access, should use the more comprehensive tools in the MLA toolkit.
The Opportunity of Devolved Governance for Museums, Libraries and Archives
This 2010 paper is intended to act as a think piece to stimulate debate around the concept of devolved governance for museums, libraries and archives. It outlines the range of devolution models that MLA considers applicable to museums, libraries and archives and the potential it considers such models offer to the sector.
Governance Options Appraisal, Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives
An example of a governance options appraisal, conducted for a local authority.
Briefing on the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)
Article by James Carleton and Rebecca Fry of Farrer & Co on Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), the new corporate vehicle designed exclusively for and available only to charities, published in the Spring 2013 issue of Historic House: The Historic Houses Association Magazine.
Charity Commission publication RR10: Museums and Art Galleries
Provides guidance on the need for a museum or art gallery to satisfy a criterion of merit in order to be recognised as charitable.
Delivering Culture and Sport More Efficiently
Guidance from the Local Government Association about new ways of delivering culture and sport services. Includes guides on externalising services, social enterprise, devolved governance for museums, libraries and archives and transfer of local authority heritage assets.
Data Protection Advice and Guidance for Charities from Information Commissioner’s Office
Are you collecting personal data for marketing, research or fundraising purposes? The ICO website has loads of advice and resources to help you ensure that your museum meets its responsibilities to look after the information you hold properly.
GEM (Group for Education in Museums)
Website of the GEM (Group for Education in Museums), a community of professionals who work in the field of education in museums. It contains news, resources, links, notice of events and much more.
Visitor Studies Group
Website of the Visitor Studies Group, a community of professionals who work in the field of visitors studies in a range of cultural and natural heritage organisations. It contains news, resources, links, notice of events and much more.
Searchable database that you can use to find comparable statistics on local areas. Coverage includes health, deprivation, economy and education.
SWFed resources on audience research, consultation and evaluation
Loads of useful guidance and tools developed or collated by the South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries.
Care of photographs by Susie Clark & Franziska Frey
In 1999, the sale of digital cameras exceeded that of all other types of camera together for the first time. Already collections are beginning to amass work that has been produced digitally. How will these images be preserved for the future? Conventional photographic collections are already being digitised under the criteria of access and preservation. What kind of impact is this having on photographic collections?
Object Condition Assessment Framework
Framework devised and used by the team at the National Trust property, Knole House in Sevenoaks, Kent.
Donation Boxes in Museums
This AIM Quick Guide will support you with the box design, placement and promotion of your donation boxes, plus it offers tips on donation amounts and Gift Aid too.
CultureHive is a free resource to help you discover and share best practice in cultural marketing and fundraising, managed by the Arts Marketing Association.
Culture Segments is a sector-specific segmentation system for culture and heritage organisations. Its objective is to provide the sector with a shared language for understanding the audience, with a view to targeting them more accurately, engaging them more deeply, and building lasting relationships. This guide introduces the Culture Segments system, and explains each segment’s motivations and habits, allowing you to begin applying it in your own marketing work. By Morris Hargreaves McIntyre via CultureHive.
Recruiting volunteers - advice from KnowHow NonProfit
Guidance on what you need to do before you recruit and the the process you need to go through to find the best volunteers for your organisation.
Arts Award case study - Project Dinosaur
The aim of this project was to connect the Museum of Natural History to a group of young people who would not otherwise be able to access its collections. By building Arts Award into the project, it enabled young people to build on their existing skills and gain accreditation during their stay in hospital.
Cultural Commissioning Resources from Know How Non Profit
The Cultural Commissioning Programme has collated a range of resources for those wanting to engage in public service commissioning and for commissioners such as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, NHS and others wanting to work with arts and cultural providers. Lots of useful information for arts and cultural organisations wanting to engage in public service commissioning (also for public service commissioners wishing to use arts and cultural providers to secure better outcomes) is presented on the Know How Non Profit website.
Cultural Commissioning Resources from NCVO
The Cultural Commissioning Programme has collated a range of resources for those wanting to engage in public service commissioning and for commissioners such as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, NHS and others wanting to work with arts and cultural providers. The resources include guidance and case studies and are presented on the NCVO website.
The Charity Forum
Southampton-based law firm Paris Smith has launched a free-to-join forum to champion the exchange of information and ideas between chief executives and trustees of charities, Paris Smith and a select team of professionals with experience in the sector.
Evaluation Planning Toolkit
Evaluation is a way to help you understand and show others whether your work has met or exceeded your expectations. Evaluation planning should be built in at the beginning of your project planning. This toolkit published by Essex Museum Development and prepared for them in 2015 by Pippa Smith of Handling the Past, provides guidance and templates to help museums to evaluate their projects effectively.
Legal Issues and Volunteering: Sources of Information
This briefing published by the South West Museum Development Partnership and prepared for them in 2013 by Felicity Dwyer and Maggie Piazza of Stepping Up Training, provides links to further sources of information on a variety of issues related to volunteering and the legal framework.
Volunteer Management Toolkit
This toolkit published by Essex Museum Development and prepared for them in 2015 by Pippa Smith of Handling the Past, provides guidance and templates to help museums to recruit, retain and develop volunteers and trustees.
Check It Out Toolkit
'Check it out', A toolkit to assess the impact of Volunteer Development Agencies. This toolkit is designed to help volunteer development agencies (VDAs) assess the effects of their work. It is based around six core functions of volunteering infrastructure.
Creative Europe Desk UK
Creative Europe Desk UK promotes awareness and understanding of Creative Europe, the European Union's programme to support the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors. From 2014-2020, €1.46 billion is available to support European projects with the potential to travel, reach new audiences and encourage skill sharing and development.
Dance & Museums Working Together Symposium Report
Report from a symposium held by the Horniman and Trinity Laban in November 2014, funded by Arts Council England. Report authored by Emma McFarland of eMc arts.
Bugsley Museum Case Study for Mentoring and Coaching Skills Session
Case study resource for Mentoring and Coaching Skills Session.
Programme and speaker biographies for EU Funding Workshop 1
Preparation materials for registered attendees at EU Funding Workshop 1, Southampton, 17 November 2015
Materials from South of England Museums and Mentoring Conference 26 February 2015
Materials from the conference, organised by the South West Museum Development Programme, the South East Museum Development Programme the HLF Catalyst Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy Programme and the Museums Association at Salisbury Museum on 26 February 2015.
Guide to European cultural networks from Creative Europe
Creative Europe supports 23 networks, covering dance, jazz, orchestras, cultural policy, performing arts, museums and more. Find out how they can help professionals to exchange skills in this new publication.
Background materials for study visit to rehearsals of The Imagination Museum at Milestones June 2016
Background materials for study visit to rehearsals of The Imagination Museum at Milestones June 2016
Arts Commissioning Toolkit
Arts and commissioning toolkit produced by Royal Opera House Bridge, Artswork and Kent County Council.
'The Art of Commissioning' Cultural Commissioning Report
'The Art of Commissioning' Report published by the Cultural Commissioning Programme to influence commissioners to improve their commissioning and procurement approaches to enable smaller organisations to engage with them.
Hampshire Visitor Satisfaction and Growth Potential
Results and insight from a survey of visitors and potential visitors carried out by TNS for Visit Hampshire and Visit England in 2013.
Hampshire Summer Visitor Survey 2013
Hampshire Summer Visitor Survey 2013 carried out by TSE Research for Hampshire County Council
How to find the Mary Rose Museum
Directions for attendees at the Hampshire Solent SHARE: Creative Use of Collections event.
Materials from Creative digital industries and museums scoping workshop November 2016
Materials from the creative digital industries and museums event 2017 scoping workshop held at
Southampton Solent University on 22 November 2016.
MUSCON: Museum Network Conferences
Annual international MUSCON conferences aim to promote the exchange of travelling exhibitions and other projects between European, American and Asian museums.
NEMO: Network of European Museum Organisations
The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) was founded in 1992 as an independent network of national museum organisations representing the museum community of the member states of the Council of Europe. Together, NEMO's members speak for over 30.000 museums across Europe.
Hampshire Solent Museums Conference 2018
Delegate information for the Hampshire Solent Museums Conference 2018 at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre in Havant on 1st February 2018.