Here’s this week’s crop of museum news:
- The ACE ‘Ready to Borrow’ first round application deadline is 14 October (see MiC News 58). I am pleased to say that four museums have contacted me about their applications. If anyone else is considering this please discuss it with me before submitting a project enquiry. I would also encourage bids for round one, if possible, because competition for round two may be greater.
- The MiC AGM was held on 15 September and a draft County museum strategy was circulated for comment. It is intended to revise this once the current benchmarking data are available in a few months’ time, at which point the draft strategy will be recirculated.
- Please get in touch with me if you would like to assist the MiC Treasurer with preparing the annual accounts and generally helping to manage MiC finances.
- With an imminent deadline of the end of the month for AIM grant applications, the Conservation Department at Norfolk Museums Service is offering help with applications. They can be contacted on 01603 223387 or you can contact the Conservation Co-ordinator email@example.com for initial free advice.
- The University of Cambridge Museum are advertising for a Learning Associate at https://www.le.ac.uk/museumstudies/Jobs2/full_job_descriptions/45861.htm, closing date 29 September.
- The Fitzwilliam Museum is advertising for a Documentation Assistant at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/11468/, closing date 16 October.
- SHARE are keen to identify museums who want to improve their websites and they have a two training days linked to this: Swaffham on 11 October and Epping Forest on 18 October. For details go to http://sharemuseumseast.org.uk/events/crating-engaging-effective-websites/.
- Wisbech Museum features in an excellent recent episode of the Antiques Road Trip which I strongly recommend, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07vbpwx/antiques-road-trip-series-13-episode-1.
- If you are considering applying for ACE National Portfolio Organisation status, you should consider attending one of the briefing events at http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/events/investment-process-briefings.