Regular round-up of news for Museums in Cambridgeshire from Gordon Chancellor, Museums Partnership Officer.
- AIM have created an excellent new initiative which allows museums to consider themselves against ‘hallmarks of prospering museums’. You might like to check it out at http://www.aim-museums.co.uk/content/aim_hallmarks/.
- The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology are advertising for a Museum Attendant at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/7310/ .
- The Arts Marketing Association has a programme called ‘Future Proof Museums’ for museum managers. Part of the application process has a deadline of 6 July so apologies for the delay in getting this information out. You can read more at futureproofmuseums.co.uk .
- HLF are advertising for a Grants Officer at https://forms.hlf.org.uk/applications/HLFJobs_PublicPortal.ofml?0265-00219d66523a4d97&jobid=587 .
- Again, with apologies for the late mailing, can I draw your attention to a an event next Monday? One of the aims of the Archaeology of Childhood Project which I have mentioned in previous MiC Newses is to increase collaboration with local archaeology units, museums, community groups, archaeology/history societies, etc. as we work together to investigate and display the history of childhood and children in our region. To this end, we are pleased to announce the first Consultation Panel, which will be held at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology on Monday, 6 July at 6.30pm. We are keen to hear from interested individuals and groups about what themes they would like to see addressed, any local finds, stories or objects they know of, etc. The team will present on our progress so far and discuss some of the objects we have identified in our collections. The session will last approximately 1 hour and tea and cake will be provided. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cannot attend but have ideas, please send them along! We will be having two more Consultation Panels later in the year, and will advertise those accordingly. For more information about the project, forthcoming exhibition, etc. please visit our blog: https://archaeologyofchildhoodproject.wordpress.com/.