Need signposting to a useful resource? Here you will find various links, reports, presentations, sample/example documents and templates, all free to access and use.
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Arts Council England (ACE) champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. They support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries. In October 2011, ACE took on responsibility for the Renaissance programme, which Museum Development is part of.
ACE manage the national museum Accreditation Scheme which encourages museums to develop and raise standards.
Museums Association is a national independent membership organisation. They have produced the museum's 'Code of Ethics' as well as many other papers and articles. They lead on many national initiatives in best practice, hold training, and also run the Associateship of the Museums Association scheme for museum professionals wishing to develop their career.
Association of Independent Museums (AIM) is a membership organisation for all types of independent museums.
The National Archives provide very useful information for those with archives in your museum. Don't forget to look up your local County Record Office.
Our MDO colleagues in the South West, as part of the South West Federation, have a very comprehensive website full of useful resources.
The Museum Development team in the East, Share East, also have a useful selection of resources.
Culture Change Guide: toolkit: developing diverse talent, workforce and leadership
The Culture Change Guide is a toolkit from Arts Council England that's been guided by best practice recruitment principals and explores how you can think about developing a diverse workforce and leadership. It contains case studies and best practice examples from the arts and culture sector and beyond, with guidance on how to recruit and support diverse talent in an organisation, and how to capture and use diversity data.
Review and Rationalisation of Collections Presentation
Presentation from Collections Trust training delivered by Sarah Brown.
Guide on non-user consultation in museums
This guide was developed by Christina Lister as part of a project on non-user consultation for the South East Museum Development Programme. It focuses on methods that are accessible and achievable for small- and medium-sized museums and that can be scaled up, if desired.
Working with Public Service Commissioners
This quick guide for the arts and cultural sector documents learning from the Cultural Commissioning Programme’s work with five locality projects, based in Birmingham, Derby, Manchester, Torbay and York. Groups of arts and cultural organisations in these localities were supported to strengthen their involvement with public service commissioners by working collaboratively.
Art Therapy in Museums and Galleries
This is the website for the British Association of Art Therapists‘ Museums And Galleries Specialist Interest Group. We aim to be a positive and inclusive professional network for Art Therapists who are BAAT members and who are involved in, or interested in, developing work with museums and galleries.
Making Sense of Social Prescribing
‘Social Prescribing’ is a mechanism for linking patients with non-medical sources of support within the community, including cultural provision. Find out more about how it works in this guide from the Social Prescribing Network.
Materials from Effective Retail for Smaller Museums, Refresher- Nov 2017
SEWS training event led by Alison Guilfoyle, museum retail specialist, 7th Nov 2017
- Understanding the paperwork behind a shop/KPIs
- Visual Merchandising
- Effective Retail Resources
Materials from 'Data Protection Briefing - Oct 2017'
Presentation slides used by Laura Trapnell and Crispin Dick from Paris Smith LLP to brief museum and charity delegates about the upcoming changes in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018.
Materials from The Hampshire Big Theme cross-cultural networking event 18 October 2017
Materials from the Hampshire Big Theme cross-cultural networking event held at Winchester Discovery Centre on 18 October 2017.
Presentations from 'Museum Trustee Day 2017'
Presentation slides and useful links based on the discussions and briefings presented at the Museum Trustee Day on 14 October 2017 at the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth
Materials from 'Museum Re-display: approaches & solutions'
Presentation slides used in the day's event with Jamie McCall (PLB Ltd), James Daly (D-Day Museum, Portsmouth City Council), Gervaise White and Jo Bailey (HCT) and Joseph Minden (HLF) - exploring ways and means of redisplaying a museum collection.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): ICO guidance for not-for-profit organisations
On 25 May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in the UK. This will replace the current Data Protection Act and introduce new and different requirements for all sectors and organisations. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has issued guidance for not-for-profit organisations, which aims to answer questions regularly raised by charities and voluntary organisations.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): The Essentials for Fundraising Organisations
On 25 May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in the UK. This will replace the current Data Protection Act and introduce new and different requirements for all sectors and organisations. To help fundraisers understand the key parts of GDPR in relation to direct marketing and how you can lawfully contact your supporters, Institute of Fundraising have produced this guidance in partnership with Bircham Dyson Bell to take you through the main questions.
Heritage Counts 2017: Heritage and Society
Looking for evidence to support advocacy or funding applications? The report Heritage and Society is produced each year by Historic England on behalf of the Historic Environment Forum (HEF). The objective of this document is to provide bite-sized facts and figures that demonstrate the importance of heritage to society. These facts can be extracted and used by anyone who seeks to understand and evidence the social values of heritage in order to make the case for heritage.
Prove your Point Training Resources
This workshop focussed on collecting evidence about users and their experience to meet the Accreditation standard and to make successful funding bids.
Useful portal for finding local arts practitioners, organisations or venues for cross-cultural collaboration.
Derby Museums Human-Centred Design and Co-production Handbook
Handbook produced by Derby Museums to support the use of a co-production approach and human-centred design in museum development.
Materials from 'Collections Review & Rationalisation: an introduction'
Presentation slides used in the day's event with Sarah Brown, Collections Trust exploring good practice for museums undertaking collections review and rationalisation projects with an update from the Hampshire Solent Peer Development Group who produced a toolkit on the subject in 2017
Materials from 'SPECTRUM 5.0 Launch' at Milestones
Presentation slides used in the day's event with Sarah Brown, Collections Trust running through the revised Museum Documentation standard, SPECTRUM 5.0
Getting Started with Commissioning: a toolkit for arts and culture organisations in the South East
Creative Future shares advice for adapting to the shift from traditional grants to tendering and commissioning.
A Practical Guide to HLF Grant Programmes under £100,000
A training session hosted by by Judith Carruthers, Heritage Lottery Fund Development Officer, who presented funding programmes under £100,000.
Materials from HMMN meeting: Transformation (16 March 2017)
Materials from the meeting of the Hampshire Military Museums Network at Farnborough Air Sciences Trust on 16 March 2017
Materials from Customer Service for All - Disability Equality and the Visitor Journey
Materials from Customer Service for All - Disability Equality and the Visitor Journey held on the 24th February 2017
Event Planning Template
Useful template to assist you in organising events e.g briefings, networking events and exhibition openings.
Materials from 'An Introduction to Rights Management and Copyright' with Collections Trust
Materials used and presented during the training seminar at The Spring, Havant on 15th February 2017 delivered by Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer, Collections Trust
Materials from 'Museum Documentation Basics and Spectrum' with Collections Trust
Materials used and presented during the training seminar at TheSurrey History Centre, Woking on 2nd May 2017 delivered by Sarah Brown, Outreach Officer, Collections Trust
Funding for International Travel
List of sources of funding for international travel published by ICOM UK.
Partnership Agreement Template from Touring Exhibitions Group
TEG is pleased to announce the launch of a new Partnership Agreement Template. This resource is designed to assist organisations to develop a partnership agreement, to support any exhibition, education or other project they are embarking on.
Touring Exhibitions Group online resouces for members
Publications and research available for download by members including case studies, past issues of 'Exchange,' and research reports.
'What is an EU project? Free elearning course
Online learning module 'What is an EU project?' available free of charge from STEPBYSTEP2EUROPE.NET
Practical Guide on Museum Collections Review and Rationalisation
A practical guide produced by the Hampshire Solent Peer Development Group on how to start the process of Collections Review and Rationalisation. February 2017.
Slides from the Keynote Speech - Hampshire Solent Open Forum 2017
Find out what Ken Robinson CBE FTS has to say about why museums are 'Larders not cakes' in his keynote speech at the Open Forum at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyards.
Age UK’s Wellbeing Index Summary
Reseach indicating that taking part in ‘creative activities’ such as the arts has the most direct influence in improving a person’s wellbeing in later life. The activities that older people took part in included dancing, playing a musical instrument, visiting museums, photography, singing, painting and writing.
Materials from 'Introduction to Documentation' Training Day
Materials from the Collections Trust training day at Dover Castle on 12th January 2017.
Materials from Volunteers in Collections Care Conference
Materials from the day conference and share event of the Peer Development Group for managing Volunteers in Collections Care held at Fort Nelson on 8th November 2016.
Materials from Museum Collections Funding Fair 2016
Materials from the day conference introducing funders of museum collections projects at the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth on 13th December 2016
Materials from Museum Volunteers & the Law, November 2016
Materials from the workshop held at Tudor House & Gardens in Southampton on 29 November 2016
Materials from Conservation DIY Workshop, November 2016
Materials from the workshop held at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu on 25 November 2016
Materials from WIRP Workshop: Developing International Partnerships October 2016
Materials from the workshop jointly facilitated by South East Museum Development Programme with the Working Internationally Regional Project at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, 5 October 2016.
Materials from HMMN meeting November 2016
Presentations and hand-outs from the Hampshire Military Museums Network meeting at the Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum in Winchester on 15th November 2016.
How to Plan a Collaborative Project... in four easy steps
This short guide from the Share Academy aims to provide museum professionals and university academics with tips for planning a collaborative project across the sectors.
Partnership Working in the Arts and Humanities: A Guide to Good Practice
This good practice guide is for use by both arts and humanities researchers and potential user communities (for example businesses, social enterprises, policy organisations) who wish to embark on or are already working in a partnership project.
Sample Partnership Agreement
Example of a partnership agreement - between our fictional Bugsley Museum and the imaginary arts organisation Bugshire Arts.
The Art of Partnering
The Art of Partnering is the final report of a Cultural Enquiry conducted by King's College London in collaboration with the BBC, which explored the role partnership plays in enabling publicly funded cultural institutions to enhance the quality and diversity of their work across the UK. The report was published on 13 October 2015.
Materials from The Hampshire Big Theme cross-cultural networking event 25 October 2016
Materials from the Hampshire Big Theme cross-cultural networking event held at Winchester Discovery Centre on 25 October 2016.
Keep it legal - volunteering risk toolkit
Publication by Volunteering England to help organisations understand and manage risks associated with working with volunteers
Rural Touring in a Nutshell
An introduction to rural touring and some of the practical considerations to bear in mind.
Inspiring Impact is a UK-wide collaborative programme, working with the charity sector to help organisations know what to measure and how to measure.
Five Ways to Wellbeing
This document, produced by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) on behalf of Foresight, sets out 5 actions to improve personal wellbeing: connect; be active; take notice; keep learning; give.
Creative & Credible: How to evaluate arts and health projects
Creative & Credible supports arts and health organisations and practitioners to: engage with evaluation creatively; improve your practice; make well-informed spending decisions; strengthen the evidence base around the benefits and impacts of arts and health projects. Creative & Credible was created by Willis Newson and The University of the West of England, with funding from ESRC.
Successfully Recruiting Trustees to Your Board
Do you have vacancies on your Board but not sure how best to recruit new Trustees? Here is a wealth of information and links to help you find the right person to join you
Security Policies for Museums
Templates produced by Osprey Heritage Management Ltd to help museums pull together their approach to security management on site, including how security needs affect your recruitment and staff management
Connecting with Culture
Connectingwithculture.com has been created by Artswork as a simple way for schools and children & young people’s organisations to connect with arts and culture. Connectingwithculture.com is for anyone who works with children & young people. Whether that be as a teacher, youth worker, youth justice team, lecturer, youth or education service this is the place for you to search, connect with and review arts & cultural organisations across the South East. If you are are a museum or an arts organisation you can register your organisation for free.
Using museums to engage young people in art and design activities: toolkit for youth and community project workers from V & A Design for Life
This toolkit contains information, well-tested strategies and activities that you can use with young people in museums. The contents will help you arrange a visit to a museum or gallery and use it as a starting point for art and design activities. The ideas and strategies are derived from the experience of a three-year national project, Design for Life, led by the Victoria and Albert Museum.
12 Tips to Help you with Networking
Networking is an important part of building successful partnerships with other museums, cultural organisation or business. Here are a few basic tips to help you prepare for your next networking opportunity.
New curriculum pack for the environment
A new resource for those museums working with schools on environmental education.
The Creative Museum - Analysis of selected best practices from Europe
The Creative Museum project is a three-year international project about opening museums to meet people, to speak with each other and become inspired by the collections in an innovative way. The case studies included in this best practice guide have been collected by partners in the project to provide a snapshot of activity across Europe, from the partner countries - Croatia, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK.
An overview of cultural business models in the South East
How can museums improve their own sustainability by learning from other arts organisations’ business models? We are publishing this report to provide valuable learning to the wider museums sector as part of the Hampshire Solent 'Arts Business Models' project.
Arts Business Models case study: Graeae Theatre Company
Museums can learn from arts organisation Graeae Theatre Company through this case study written in 2016 by arts business experts Alchemy Research & Consultancy as part of the Hampshire Solent 'Arts Business Models' project.
Arts Business Models case study: Lighthouse, Brighton
Museums can learn from arts organisation Lighthouse through this case study written in 2016 by arts business experts Alchemy Research & Consultancy as part of the Hampshire Solent 'Arts Business Models' project.
Arts Business Models case study: Multistory
Museums can learn from arts organisation Multistory through this case study written in 2016 by arts business experts Alchemy Research & Consultancy as part of the Hampshire Solent 'Arts Business Models' project.
Arts Business Models case study: Tobacco Factory
Museums can learn from arts organisation Tobacco Factory Theatres through this case study written in 2016 by arts business experts Alchemy Research & Consultancy as part of the Hampshire Solent 'Arts Business Models' project.
Arts Business Models case studies: combined pack
Museums can learn from successful arts organisation through these case studies written in 2016 by arts business experts Alchemy Research & Consultancy as part of the Hampshire Solent 'Arts Business Models' project.
Arts Business Models case study: Aspex
Museums can learn from arts organisation Aspex through this case study written in 2016 by arts business experts Alchemy Research & Consultancy as part of the Hampshire Solent 'Arts Business Models' project.
Arts Business Models case study: Battersea Arts Centre
Museums can learn from arts organisation Battersea Arts Centre through this case study written in 2016 by arts business experts Alchemy Research & Consultancy as part of the Hampshire Solent 'Arts Business Models' project.
Access Review Template
As part of Accreditation, Museums commit to regularly reviewing their access requirements responding both to legal duties as well as good customer care. This template is designed to help you guide a review of your access provision and to record priorities for improvement for the future.
EU funding 'top tips'
A helpful EU funding top tips guide, including key steps for accessing European funding and how to develop European project ideas successfully. Developed as part of the South East Museum Development Programme's Hampshire Solent European Funding Project.
EU funding ‘jargon buster’
A helpful guide to terminology used in EU funding stream documentation. Developed as part of the South East Museum Development Programme's Hampshire Solent European Funding Project.
Existing Trustee Recruitment Resources
If you are looking to recruit new Trustees to your Board, here are a few resources and links you may find useful.
Touring Exhibition Group - Economics of Touring Exhibitions Resources
Results of a two-year research and training programme, titled Economics of Touring Exhibitions: Models for Practice, exploring the economics of touring exhibitions in the UK today
Cultural Learning Alliance
The Cultural Learning Alliance is a collective voice working to ensure that all children and young people have meaningful access to culture
Share Academy has been researching, supporting and promoting partnership working between the Higher Education and Museums since 2012 with the support of Arts Council England. Share Academy reports, advice and guidance on museum and Higher Education collaborations can be downloaded at the Share Academy website.
CSI Final Project Report April 2013
The CSI South East Museums team was a multidisciplinary consortium of conservators engaged to deliver the Arts Council England (ACE) funded project – ‘Remedial Conservation Needs Assessment (Kent, Sussex & Surrey) Pilot Project’.
Creative Communities Project Resources
The Connected Communities Projects have produced a wide variety of resources from reports to films. Many of these resources are available through the links on this page. Individual project websites are also a great place to look for resources and further information - you can access them through the Creative Communities Project Pages.
Beyond the Creative Campus: Reflections on the evolving relationship
This booklet summarises and critically reflects on discussions and ideas emerging from a two year research network project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) entitled “Beyond the Campus: Connecting Knowledge and Creative Practice Communities Across Higher Education and the Creative Economy”.
Connected Communities Heritage Network (CCHN)
Connected Communities Heritage Network (CCHN) is funded by the AHRC to provide a forum and support for both academics and community partners working on Connected Communities Heritage Projects. The network's website aims to help bring together information, news and contact details for anyone involved in heritage work to access.
Materials from Scouting for Talent! Engaging with Young People in Museums seminar Mar 2016
Materials from the seminar co-ordinated by the South East Museum Development Programme with contributions from Artswork, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Mary Rose Museum, Gilbert White House and Oates Collection, Portsmouth City Council D-Day Museum and the Wessex Heritage Trust.
Where can I find European project partners?
Resources and tools to help you to find EU partners for your museum's international work.
Update on Action Hampshire Membership Resources
Action Hampshire is a local charity that supports not for profit organisations, to make Hampshire and Portsmouth better places to live, work and invest in.
Materials from South of England Museums and Mentoring Conference 25 February 2016
Materials from the conference, organised by the South West Museum Development Programme, the South East Museum Development Programme, and the HLF Catalyst Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy Programme at Salisbury Arts Centre on 25 February 2016.
What Works Centre for Wellbeing
The What Works Centre for Wellbeing aims to improve the wellbeing of the people in the UK by bringing together the best evidence, making it easy to use and easier to make. The Centre's website hosts research documents, research guidance and policy discussions.
Age of Creativity
Age of Creativity is a national platform for everyone who believes that creativity can support older people to enjoy better health, wellbeing, and quality of life. Find inspiration for your work, opportunities to develop your practice and resources to support your expertise. You can upload and share your own information with the network and you will also receive regular updates by email.
Arts for health and wellbeing: an evaluation framework
This document from Public Health England provides effective ways to document and evaluate arts projects and programmes that seek to improve health and wellbeing.
Museums for Health and Wellbeing: A Preliminary Report from the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing
Museums for Health and Wellbeing: A Preliminary Report from the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing. This report describes the wealth of activity around health, wellbeing and social care that museums and galleries are already offering across the UK. In order to understand this emerging field of practice, a scoping exercise was undertaken by the Alliance between September 2015 – February 2016 to map health and wellbeing activity across the UK museum sector. Due to the magnitude of current work and the speed of growth, the results presented in this report represent the tip of the iceberg of work in this field. The results of this research are available on the Alliance website which contains over 200 resources and a searchable database.
Mind, body, spirit: How Museums Impact Health and Wellbeing
This publication reports the findings from a year-long action research project funded by Arts Council England and initiated by the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries based in the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. It sets out to show how museums are well placed to respond to changes in public health, using their collections to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, to counter health inequalities within communities, and contribute positively to the goals of public health bodies.
National Alliance for Museums Health and Wellbeing
The National Alliance for Museums, Health & Wellbeing is a place where information about museums and health can be shared; to improve existing practice, help build resilience and provide resources and support for those individuals and organisations working in this area of activity. The Alliance is funded by Arts Council England.
Effective Management of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) from Museum Development Yorkshire
This is a copy of the resources and guidance published by Museum Development Yorkshire in December 2015.
Emergency Planning in Museums - learning from the Clanden Fire; Surrey History Centre on Friday 12th February 2016.
Materials from Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum 2016
Materials from Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum held at Milestones Museum on Monday, 1 February 2016.
Share Academy: Guidance on Planning and Managing Projects
This download from the Share Academy aims to provide museum professionals and university academics with guidance on how to project manage museum-Higher Education collaborations.
Mentoring: Making it Work for You
Committed to personal development? Interested in having a mentor, but not sure how to start? This short guide explains the benefits, how to find a mentor that suits your needs and how to lay the foundations for a great mentoring relationship.
Share Academy: Guidance on developing a Memorandum of Understanding
This download from the Share Academy aims to provide museum professionals and university academics with guidance on how to develop a Memorandum of Understanding as a mutually beneficial agreement for museum-Higher Education collaborations.
Initiating Cross-Sector Partnerships... in four easy steps
This short guide from the Share Academy project aims to provide museum professionals and university academics with tips for initiating cross-sector partnerships.
Materials from All Together Now! Community Engagement Seminar
Materials from the community engagement seminar "All Together Now!" held at Bursledon Brickworks on 4 December 2015
Materials from EU Funding Workshop 3
Materials from Workshop 2 of the Hampshire Solent European funding project, held at Chilcomb House on 10 May 2016.
Materials from EU Funding Workshop 2
Materials from Workshop 2 of the Hampshire Solent European funding project, held at Chilcomb House on 15 March 2016.
Materials from EU Funding Workshop 1
Materials from Workshop 1 of the Hampshire Solent European funding project, held at Westgate Hall Southampton on 17 November 2015.
Archive of Historic England Research Publications
Historic England's Research Report series includes research carried out by Historic England (formerly English Heritage), as well as work we have funded other organisations to carry out on our behalf.
First hand account of Accreditation Assessment
Accreditation Verification Visits – a two part article about what to expect (first published by Emuse London, 2013)
International Peer Learning and Review Toolkit: Template and Guidance
This toolkit, comprising guidance and templates, has been produced to help museums to participate in effective peer reviews. The toolkit was developed by the Mary Rose Trust as part of 2015 project funded by the South East Museum Development Programme with the participation of WIRP (Working Internationally Regional Project). The project aimed to establish, test and disseminate a collaborative peer-to-peer model of support between international museum partners, through supporting, evaluating and disseminating learning from the Mary Rose Trust’s partnership with the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.
Video: Mary Rose Museum/Vasa Museum Peer Review Trip April 2015
This video diary was produced by the Mary Rose Trust as part of 2015 project funded by the South East Museum Development Programme with the participation of WIRP (Working Internationally Regional Project). The project aimed to establish, test and disseminate a collaborative peer-to-peer model of support between international museum partners, through supporting, evaluating and disseminating learning from the Mary Rose Trust’s partnership with the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.
International Tourism Toolkit
In 2015 the British Council published an International Tourism Toolkit for UK museums. This toolkit is the result of a project aimed at increasing the sustainability of non-national museums outside central London by raising awareness of the potential for attracting tourists from Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC countries).
The project was funded by the Arts Council England Museum Resilience Fund and managed by the British Council. The information in the toolkit was gathered by the partners in the project: Birmingham Museums Trust, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Culture Coventry, Freud Museum, Horniman Museum, Manchester Museum, People’s History Museum, and SS Great Britain.
Business Model Generation: Preview
'Business Model Generation' by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur is a handbook for anyone striving to improve a business model — or craft a new one, co-authored by 470 practitioners from 45 countries. This useful online preview introduces key concepts in business model design and improvement including the 9 building blocks: Customer Segments; Value Propositions; Channels; Customer Relationships; Revenue Streams; Key Resources; Key Activities; Key Partnerships; Cost Structure.
Materials from Young Roots Briefing
Presentations from the 'HLF Young Roots Briefing' on Thursday 17 Spetember 2015 at Quay Arts in Newport, Isle of Wight.
Materials from Funding for Young People focused projects briefing
Presentations from the 'Funding for Young People focused projects briefing event on Wednesday 1st July at Dover Museum, given by Heritage Lottery Fund and Artswork to help organisations understand the options available for apply for a project grant.
Materials from Visitor Services in Military Museums seminar hosted by the HMMN, November 2015
One of the bi-annual meetings of the Hampshire Military Museums Network held on 12 November 2015 at the Museum of Army Flying in Middle Wallop. The Hampshire Military Museums Network is a peer network supported by the South East Museum Development Programme.
Materials from 'Peer Development Groups' launch September 2015
An opportunity for each of the three peer development groups to meet, discuss and develop their group's programme and plans for spending their allocated budget, as well as training in action planning and using coaching conversations as peer support.
Materials from 'Getting to Grips with Audience Data'
Seminar held at National Motor Museum, Beaulieu on 8 July 2015. Participants learned from case studies showing how museums around the subregion have gathered, analysed, interpreted and used user and non-user data to improve what they do and grow their visitor numbers; shared their own museum's good practice; worked on shared audience data challenges with colleagues from other museums and experts from the Audience Agency, Association of Independent Museums and Museum Development South West.
Materials from 'Improve your Museum, Save Time and Money with Lean Systems Thinking'
Workshop held at Milestones Museum, Basingstoke on 2 March 2015. Participants learned how to improve the way they do things through an interactive and entertaining day led by practitioner Debbie Brown. They learned key skills in Process Improvement and how Lean Systems Thinking can help a museum to run more smoothly, with customers who are happier and staff and volunteers who are more motivated.
How teachers find and use online resources
An Arts Council England report on 'How teachers find and use online resources' by Matt Locke, Chris Unitt & Eylan Ezekial www.Storythings.com.
Materials from Museums and Student Volunteers
Materials from the Kent & Medway (KEN) event in partnership with the University of Kent, 'Museums and Student Volunteers' held on Tuesday 2nd June 2015.
Cultural Education Profile tool from Arts Council England
The Cultural Education Profile tool on the Arts Council England website is designed to provide organisations with easy access to a wide variety of data that will support thinking about local investment in culture and education for children and young people aged 0-19.
Top Tips for Reviewing Security - Alf Longhust, 2015
A museum seeking Arts Council England Accreditation must obtain security advice for stored and exhibited collections at least every five years, and earlier, if needed. It must plan to act on the advice given. The following guidance is given to assist museums with the process.
Materials from Collections Care & Conservation Roadshow
Materials from the Kent & Medway (KEN) and Buckingamshire, Oxfordshire & Berkshire (BOB) 'Collection Care & Conservation Roadshows' held on Friday 22nd and Friday 29th May 2015.
Materials from Funding from the Crowd: Battersea Arts Centre Fire to The Burial of Richard III
Materials from 'Funding from the Crowd: Battersea Arts Centre Fire to The Burial of Richard III' Thursday 28 May 2015 at Winchester Discovery Centre. This event was provided by The National Funding Scheme in partnership with Catalyst: Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy and the South East Museum Development Programme. Participants from cultural organisations across the South of England found out more about how their organisation can raise valuable funds though DONATE, the mobile giving platform set up specifically to support arts, heritage and cultural organisations.
Materials from Hampshire Military Museums Network seminar: 'Volunteering in Military Museums'
Materials from the Hampshire Military Museums Network seminar 'Volunteering in Military Museums' Wednesday 20 May 2015 at the Gurkha Museum.
Materials from 'How to submit a good ACE Museum resilience fund application'
Materials from the workshop at Portsmouth City Museum on 9 June 2015. At this interactive workshop, expert Mary Godwin, Arts Council England’s Relationship Manager Museums (South West) provided guidance on how you can develop a good application.