Museums in Cambridgeshire News no. 70 (24 October 2016)

Dear colleague


With apologies for a rather long gap since MiC News no. 69, here is the latest news of relevance to MiC members:

  1. I attach details of the DCMS Museums review although I believe the deadline for consultation is today
  2. There is a workshop on creating touch tours, to be held at the Victoria and Albert Museum on 22 November. For details go to .
  3. The Whipple Museum has eight very nice Click drawer cases to dispose of on a first come first served basis. All costs and arrangements for transportation be covered by the receiving institution. This would involve four experienced movers and a large van. Let me know if you would like to see photos of them.
  4. The Arts Marketing Association has launched another round of Future Proof Museums, a very interesting resilience programme, at
  5. The Cambridgeshire Community Foundation deadline for grant applications is 1 November at
  6. SHARE’s copyright service, which I am subscribing to on behalf of Accredited museums, was launched on 21 October (see attached). Let me know if you have any quesries about the service.
  7. SHARE also have two Effective Forward Planning workshops which will be led by Sam Hunt. The first is at Moyses’s Hall, Suffolk on 15 November : . The second is at Ely Museum, Cambridgeshire on 16 November : .
  8. SHARE are looking for a Cambridge venue with wifi on 21 February for social media training. If you can offer one please let me know.
  9. Chatteris Museum has some items for disposal. They are a dozen U/V light filter covers for strip lighting from Conservation Resources [UK] Ltd, code IN9B. They are about 5’ long and can be cut down in length. Let me know if you are interested.