Tagged: Museum Development

MDN seeking new logo

Museum Development Network is seeking a designer or design agency to develop 2 distinct logos: a new logo for the Network and a separate logo for Museum Development in England.

Each logo should have a distinct design that reflects the nuanced difference and connection between the national Network and the Museum Development Programme in England. The logos should also capture the work and values of the Network and Programme in England.

Both logos together with accompanying brand guidelines should be delivered by 1 February 2021.

For more information and to view the full brief, click here.

Museum Development Network and Art Fund Covid-19 Recovery Funding

In a new and innovative partnership, Art Fund is contributing £280,000 to the Museum Development Network recovery grant programmes. The funding will reach museums across all nations in the UK who have not yet received public funding or smaller museums fulfilling specific cultural or local need.

Museum Development North West is using its allocation of the funding to match with some of our own funding to create a small grants programme similar in size to our Sustainable Improvement Fund. We will launch it in early July. The funding will support developing new sustainable offers, re-engaging audiences and effective reopening, as museums plan for reopening from 4th July 2020.

For further details of the partnership and Art Fund’s other new funding streams, read the full press release here.

MDNW Annual Report 2019-20

Museum Development North West is pleased to publish our Annual Report for 2019-20.

This report details the investment and delivery of the Museum Development North West programme in 2019-2020. It shows the impact of the work of the MDNW team in the museums sector across the five counties of the North West. Museum Development is funded by Arts Council England (ACE) over four years. 2019-20 is year two of a four year funded cycle.

The report can be found here – MDNW annual report 2019-20

 

Coronavirus & the MDNW programme

Like other organisations Museum Development North West has been considering its work in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In particular we have focused on the travel of our staff, delegates and speakers at our workshops, and the likely impact on our workshop and development programmes of decisions to be made by museums on allowing staff and volunteers to travel.

Our planning is based on Public Health England’s guidance at the time of writing and based on a response to their ‘Contain’ and ‘Delay’ phases. We will monitor and review our plans regularly in a changing situation. A major review of the programme will be carried out if/when the UK enters the ‘Mitigate’ phase.

Communications
We have already received enquiries from museums looking for advice on how to act in response to the coronavirus. We will use our blog to maintain communication with the North West museum sector on:

  • our own response to the coronavirus outbreak, including as our response changes
  • sources of advice and guidance relevant to charities, local authorities, public buildings, working with volunteers etc
  • usual blog content of museum news

Workshop programme
We will not advertise any new workshops until the timeframe for the coronavirus outbreak becomes clearer.

We will review on a case-by-case basis the workshops already advertised to run between now and the end of June and inform delegates of any changes or cancellations. Temporarily the option to charge for non-attendance at workshops has been dropped; we also expect the non-attendance rate at workshops we do run to be higher than normal. If we need to contact delegates at the last minute we will use the phone numbers provided at the time of booking.

It is the responsibility of all delegates to assess their own personal risk and take a decision to attend a workshop on that basis, but we will turn away from the workshop anyone who appears to be unwell.

Development programmes
Upcoming development programmes planned to be advertised and run from spring 2020 can be pushed back until later in the year.

Links
Latest information and advice
Guidance for employers and businesses
UK government response to coronavirus
NCVO guidance for charities – Your Organisation and Coronavirus
Local Government Association – Coronavirus: Information for Councils 

AIM is currently consulting with members and partners on the collation of business continuity advice to help independent museums through potentially challenging times. The results of this consultation will be made available during the week beginning 9th March. Keep checking the AIM website for details.

 

 

MDNW benchmarking report 2018-19

Museum Development North West is pleased to release our annual benchmarking report for 2018-19.

The report is based on the results of our fourth regional benchmarking survey, sent last autumn to all Accredited museums and those working towards Accreditation. The report is here – MDNW benchmarking report 2018-19.

Thank you to all the museums who took the time to send us the information requested. The results of this survey, comparisons with our previous surveys and equivalent surveys carried out in other English regions, have revealed a wealth of detailed information about changes and trends both in the region and nationally, that will inform regional and national Museum Development programmes of activity in the future.

We hope that you’ll find the document useful, and that you will participate in the next survey so we can continue to track progress within the regional sector.

Job Opportunity: Museum Development

Museum Development Officer (Maternity Cover), Essex County Council, Secondment Opportunity / Fixed Term Contract until Nov 2017
Full Time, 37 hours per week (flexible, evenings and weekends may be required)
Salary £28,500
Deadline for applications: Midnight, Weds 22nd March
 

Love museums? Creative? Enjoy working with people? Essex County Council is seeking maternity cover for the role of Museum Development Officer. The post serves as the strategic lead for museums in the county, including project development, advice and support.

At the core of the role, you will provide advice and guidance to local museums, regarding organisational resilience, collections care and audiences, so experience in at least one of these areas is essential.

Working within the Cultural Development Team, you will also lead on delivery if the “Snapping the Stiletto” women’s history project, the “Wikipedians In Residence Essex” (WIRE) project and chair the county’s Heritage Education Group. You will also be responsible for developing the local training and activity offer, in partnership with Museums Essex and SHARE Museums East.

Please note that the post is also available as a secondment to local authority employees. 

The role description can be accessed here: https://essexcc.taleo.net/careersection/ecc_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=10754&lang=en

 

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Deadline for applications: Midnight, Wednesday 22nd March

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Interviews: Friday 31st March or Monday 3rd April

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]Start date: Monday 24th April

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]End date: Friday 24th November

 

If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to get in touch (amy.cotterill@essex.gov.uk)

 

Job Opportunity: South West Museum Development

South West Museum Development is seeking a suitably experienced Freelance Community Engagement Officer to work with 10 museums and heritage organisations across Devon and Cornwall as part of the Heritage Lottery funded ‘Raising the Standard’ project. The project involves the conservation, display, interpretation, development of a schools resource and engagement alongside a programme of community engagement and events at locations in which the 10 museums and heritage organisations are based during the summer and autumn of 2017.

The successful applicant will have experience in developing, planning and delivering successful, exciting, creative, audience-focused events and projects within a museum or heritage environment.

Preferably with experience in delivering projects funded by Heritage Lottery the successful candidate will have a passion and commitment for the role of heritage in local communities along with a track record in working with volunteers and developing partnerships across a variety of community groups.

Contract period: February 2017 to February 2018

Contract value: max £15,000 inclusive of VAT and fees, excluding travel for which there is a separate budget up to £3,000 for travel within Devon and Cornwall

Deadline for applications: 10am, 2nd February 2017

Further information see: Full Details – Freelance Community Engagement Officer

Questions? Please contact  Victoria.harding@bristol.gov.uk

Future Proof Museums Programme

You are invited to apply for a place on the Arts Marketing Association’s (AMA) intensive strategic change programme for museums.

Future Proof Museums is an intensive development programme proven to facilitate transformational change and significantly improve the resilience of museums across England.

The programme explores why the museum is vital, what direction will drive a successful future and how to create the right culture over three stages: an in-house diagnostic session with your team, an intensive three-day residential for Museum Directors, and on-going facilitation with expert trainers.

The AMA is looking for a diverse groups of participants to take part in Future Proof Museums. The entire programme costs only £395 and includes a free 12-month membership of the AMA.

“Future Proof Museums resulted in tangible outcomes. The intensity, the dialogue, the strong tools and excellent support produced the practical outcomes most training programmes don’t deliver or that dilute very quickly.”
Tim Desmond, CEO, Galleries of Justice 

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 24 November

More information and the application from can be downloaded from
www.a-m-a.co.uk/futureproof
For further details, please contact Verity Sanderson via email verity@a-m-a.co.uk or phone 01223 578078.

UK Wide Survey of Museums

The national Museum Development Network and the Museums Association (MA) are currently undertaking a UK wide survey of museums. If you haven’t already, we would like to ask you to complete the survey on behalf of your museum or museum service.

Museums of all sizes and types are urged to complete the survey in order to build a comprehensive picture of current state of the museum sector across the UK. The data it provides will be used to inform national and regional policy and advocacy work by the MA and ourselves, including contributing to the current DCMS Museums Review in England. 

You can complete the survey online here: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/museumssurvey201516/

 The deadline for completing the survey is Friday 28 October 2016.

How to complete the survey

All figures should be for the financial period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016.

We know that sometimes providing an exact figure can be hard so if you do not have actual data, please provide your best estimate.

[if !supportLists]·         [endif]You can save and return to the survey at any time by clicking ‘Save and Continue Later’ at the bottom of any page of the online survey.

Questions about the survey

The survey is being carried out by the MA and the national Museum Development Network. The data you provide will be shared between the MA and ourselves in order to improve data quality and reduce survey duplication.

If you have any questions about completing the survey you can contact tom.newman@bristol.gov.uk. Thank you for taking the time to complete this form and we look forward to sharing the results with you.

UK Survey of Museums

The national Museum Development Network and the Museums Association (MA) are currently undertaking a UK wide survey of museums. If you haven’t already, we would like to ask you to complete the survey on behalf of your museum or museum service.

Museums of all sizes and types are urged to complete the survey in order to build a comprehensive picture of current state of the museum sector across the UK. The data it provides will be used to inform national and regional policy and advocacy work by the MA and ourselves, including contributing to the current DCMS Museums Review in England. 

You can complete the survey online here: http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/museumssurvey201516/ 

The deadline for completing the survey is Friday 28 October 2016. 

How to complete the survey

  • All figures should be for the financial period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016
  • We know that sometimes providing an exact figure can be hard so if you do not have actual data, please provide your best estimate
  • You can save and return to the survey at any time by clicking ‘Save and Continue Later’ at the bottom of any page of the online survey.

Questions about the survey

The survey is being carried out by the MA and the national Museum Development Network. The data you provide will be shared between the MA and ourselves in order to improve data quality and reduce survey duplication.

If you have any questions about completing the survey you can contact tom.newman@bristol.gov.uk. Thank you for taking the time to complete this form and we look forward to sharing the results with you.