Museums in Cambridgeshire News 35 (2 December 2015)

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

  1. Downham Market Heritage Centre is looking for a Learning Officer, closing date 11 December.
  2. The Fitzwilliam Museum has a vacancy for a 2016 Events Co-ordinator, closing date 14 December.
  3. The Fitzwilliam also has a vacancy for and Exhibitions and Registrar Assistant, closing date 22 December.
  4. The Norris Museum is re-advertising for a Learning and Outreach Officer.
  5. The V&A Museum has five training courses beginning in the spring 2016 (please note the charges):
    Handling Museum Objects – 11 February
    Photographing Museum Objects – 18 March
    The Enterprising Museum – 29 February to 4 March
    Creating Innovative Learning
    Working with Architects and Designers in Museums – sorry I don’t have a link for this.
  6. A museum has asked me to ask if other museums provide or have you set up a pension (separate from local government schemes) for members of staff? If so can you please recommend any particular provider or give any advice  please? I will pass on the information.
  7. If you would like to find out more about the Arts Council England’s response to the Chancellor’s autumn statement, including confirmation that their programmes will not be subject to in-year cuts between now and March 2018, go to An overview from NMDC, including impacts on LA museums: I am grateful to Liz Hide for these links.
  8. Thank you to all the colleagues who replied to my straw poll as to which way you like to receive MiC News. I have about a dozen replies and all said they wanted to keep receiving the email version (as now). This is of course supplemented by each week’s posting on the MiC website.