Firstly, a big thank you to the three museums which have sent me details of their alarm contracts, as requested in MiC News n.140. I am very grateful for this information.
Secondly, two pieces of important news from SHARE:
- the deadline for benchmarking returns has been extended to 14 September for the (now very few) museums which have not so far submitted their returns, and thank you very much to all museums who have done this.
- the greatly improved SHARE website and training calendar have now been published http://www.sharemuseumseast.org.uk/!
Thirdly, in connection with the last item, there is a training session at Ely Museum on 15 November focussing on financial management, organised jointly with SHARE and AIM. After that, there will be a session on legal protection for trustees which will be at St Neots Museum on 20 February. Both sessions build on the earlier ‘musters’ held in Cambridgeshire so please do share this information with your trustees. Places for can be booked at http://www.sharemuseumseast.org.uk/.
Other news this week:
- SEMFed are holding a Study Day at St Albans on 16 October at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/semfed-study-day-st-albans-museum-tickets-49649985443 .
- Please see the attached brief for the evaluation of the Common Ground project, from the Festival Bridge.
- The Museum of Cambridge is advertising for new trustees at https://www.museumofcambridge.org.uk/about/opportunities/.
- Wisbech Museum is advertising for a Project Officer for their Esmée Fairbairn-funded ‘Articles for Change’ project, centred on the abolition of transatlantic slavery (please see attached).
- A reminder that the deadline for SHARE’s fundraising cohort is 10 September (see MiC News no. 140).