English Heritage-energy efficient buildings guidance

Applying Part L of Building Regulations | English Heritage.

Look out for Green Museum project in Warwickshire this year

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Chenshaw: Want to work at the Wellcome? We have jobs incl Head of Education & Learning & visitor services at Wellcome Collection http://bit.ly/kWPP1L

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events update may13th

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reminder What Can Social Media Do For You? 11-May-2011 at 10:00. The event will take place at The Public New Street West Bromwich B70 7PG For more details please follow the URL provided below.
http://www.eventelephant.com/midfedsocialmedia

 Morning seminar. Accessible Museums & Accreditation @WolvArtGallery. 23 May. Free. http://lnkd.in/J77j9J

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1.Creative Wellbeing: Arts and Social Care Conference

Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery, 20 May

As part of a major praXis commissioning partnership, Wolverhampton Arts & Heritage are holding a conference focusing on arts and social care. The conference will be an opportunity for people who work in the arts, heritage, health and social care professions to find out about this collaborative and innovative project and how working across three sectors can deliver on the preventative health and wellbeing agenda for citizens.

for mor info see the website here http://bit.ly/jXUJxC or  to register your interest, contact Thanh-Giang Vo, Arts & Social Care Co-ordinator on 01902 552 033 or Thanh-Giang.Vo@wolverhampton.gov.uk

2.Practical Exhibitions – a Midlands Federation event

Thursday 7 July 2011, MeltonCarnegieMuseum

A day of workshops and practical sessions aimed at giving delegates the chance to gain new inspiration for how they develop exhibitions. Examine techniques for finding the best interpretation for your collections, writing text that truly engages you’re your audiences and look at the skills needed to develop an exhibition programme.

The event is being held atMeltonCarnegieMuseumin Melton Mowbray which opened the new state-of-the-art Town and Life Rural Gallery last November

http://www.midlands.specialistnetwork.org.uk/ixbin/indexplus?record=ART653

 3.Sharing Conservation Decisions

23rd and 24th June 2011,  Free, National Library of Wales /School ofArt, Aberystwyth

This conference will explore how conservation decisions are made about our cultural heritage, from delicate ceramics to buildings. It is designed to be relevant to curators, conservators and anyone who works with collections and the historic environment. The aim is to question the decision making process, examine the underlying principles and methodologies and clarify the role of the professional conservator within it.

see here for details and registering Sharing Conservation Decisions

4.RAPT Workshop (Risk Assessment Tool)

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

28th June, 2011, 10.00am-1.45pm (complementary lunch at 1.00pm)

Forward planning will be at the core of the new Accreditation Standard and risk mitigation is a fundamental objective of the forward plan.  RAPT – the Risk Awareness Profiling Tool – is a new, free, online resource to enable all organisations to comprehensively assess their awareness of the risks facing their entire heritage asset (http://www.raptonline.org.uk).

see info here:  RAPT Workshop Birmingham 28 June 11

5 Geological Curators’ Group Seminar

17 May 2011 YorkshireMuseum, Museum Gardens, York .
It is a one day seminar aimed primarily at non-specialist curators/educators/interpreters who find themselves responsible for, or have access to a museum geology collection, but also valuable to geological curators. This session will provide practical advice and ideas about how geology collections can be used in the museum, from teaching and research, collections management and conservation, to informal learning and public programmes.

GCG Seminar 17 May Yorkshire Museum FINAL

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NortonPriory: Job Opportunity. Norton Priory Museum Trust are looking for a Collections Officer. http://bit.ly/ltwpdP

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Network update May 9th

Things returning to ‘normal’ after two back to back Bank Holiday weekends?   Hope  the weather and holiday atmosphere were beneficial to you all – May your visitor numbers/staisfaction scores ever increase! (delete as appropriate).

New on the site here is a page to flag up some of your events – email or tweet me the details – preferably with  a url or all the info on a document. Although this site is aimed at ourselves, it’s amazing how spreading the word  can help.  

Don’t forget to look through the other pages too. There’s a heritage volunteer meet-up that all are invited to. Click on South Warks Heritage Volunteer Partnership at the top of this page

Plenty of events and training workshops coming up click on the events page link at top of this page. including Museums at Night events… Who is planning to run anything for Heritage Open Days?  Can we get  a combined Warwickshire twitter feed going?

There’s news about new Accreditation  and other resources on the info pages.. watch out too for YouTube video record of the talks given by AJ Leon and Dave Matthews at the network event we held on 27th.

Plus Hands on History -BBC Are you involved with the new Domesday and Dig! events? why not take advantage of the marvellous tie in – it really does increase the audience reach.

see here for info  Hands on Historyintro  DOMESDAY RESOURCE ORDER FORM handsonhistoryTCs_print  DIG_RESOURCE_ORDER_FORM

Still wanting hands on help with social media? Why not go along to a Social Media surgery – there’s one in Leamington this Thursday and another inWarwick on the 9th June  See more and sign on here http://beta.socialmediasurgery.com/

Come back often to this page…Looks like MLA  have made some decisions about funding and with luck MDOs will shortly be finalising their schedule of activities for the rest of the financial year…watch this space for some exciting  support projects for people here in warwickshire and across the region.

hope to see you at one of the events.

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Chedham’s visit Evans

Volunteers from Chedhams’ Yard steering group today had a special guided tour from English Heritage of the newly refurbished Evans Silver Factory in the Jewellery quarter, Birmingham.

As well as being bowled over by the atmosphere – and privileged access – the group spent the day gleaning expert advice and tips on how EH had conserved this ‘time capsule’ of a place. Maybe we should do an inventory of time capsule projects in the West Midlands

Find the snaps from the day here http://bit.ly/lK4QvQ

And follow the progress of Chedhams here http://www.chedhamsyard.org.uk/

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you ready for an emergency?

Have you joined the free Emergency REsponse Network yet?

There is still time and there are some goodie bags for new museums signing on

For more information see here:

ERN App Form Org

ERN leaflet_FINAL

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