Museums in Cambridgeshire News 22 (20 August 2015)

Regular round-up of news for Museums in Cambridgeshire from Gordon Chancellor, Museums Partnership Officer.

There are several vacancies available at the moment:

  1. Wisbech and Fenland Museum are looking for a Curator, closing date 30 September (see attached advert).
  2. HLF are recruiting for a Development Officer on a 6 month contract, based in Cambridge, closing date 6 September 2015.
  3. The University of Cambridge Museums is currently recruiting for two key roles: UCM Events Coordinator, closing date 13 September. UCM Opening Doors Project Coordinator, closing date 2 September.
  4. The 8th in the East project is looking for a Learning Officer, closing date 4 September.
  5. St Edmundsbury Borough Council is looking for a Project officer for ‘The Autopsy of the Sunken House’ at West Stow, closing date 21 August.

Other items:

  1. You may be interested in the British Library’s proposal for a national collections hub.
  2. Arts Council England have announced that the next round of applications to the Museum Resilience Fund has been postponed to January 2016.
  3. Culture 24 have made the following announcements about their activities which I am forwarding in full:

Museums at Night October
The UK-wide Museums at Night festival returns on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October, and warmly invites all cultural and heritage organisations to take part by holding an after-hours event on one of these evenings. All event types can be part of the festival, but many museums are taking inspiration from Halloween, and taking advantage of the darkness to use lighting creatively. Register your event listing online. For more information or to discuss your plans, please contact Rosie Clarke on or call 01273 623266.

Let’s Get Real Conference 2015, Brighton
Our Let’s Get Real Conference on Wednesday 23 September is a day packed full of thought-provoking and inspiring speakers, focusing on how we as a sector can embrace digital cultural heritage. Find out about this year’s exciting line-up (including museum superstar Seb Chan) on the conference website – there are just a few Earlybird tickets left!

Let’s Get Real – Young Audiences
Based on our successful Let’s Get Real collaborative action research programme we’re launching a brand new project looking at how arts and heritage organisation can better reach and engage younger audiences with digital content. The 7 month project encourages organisations to learn through individual experiments under the guidance of experts, and to share and discuss their results in a collaborative environment.