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Success for Northern Museums at the Museums + Heritage Awards 2024

We are very pleased to announce that the Roots and Branches programme, a collaboration between The Carbon Literacy Project, Museum Development England, and Manchester Museum, has been awarded Sustainable Project of the Year at the Museums + Heritage Awards 2024. Our lovely North West team members were instrumental in leading this programme.  It won the award jointly with The Scottish Crannog Centre for their 1000 Fingerprints 1000 Voices project. There were celebrations across the North for a number of Museum + Heritage Award winners.

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Working with Museums in the North 

Funded by Arts Council England, Museum Development North enables strong, agile museums to contribute to the distinctive life, culture and identity of the North of England. Museum Development North is a partnership between York Museums Trust, the Manchester Partnership, Cumbria Museums Consortium and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and builds on strong foundations of delivering regional museum development since 2012. Our team of experts provide advice, give support and create opportunities for museums to connect, collaborate and grow.

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Upcoming events

Elevenses, Thursday 30 May, Practical First Steps with Digital Preservation

This online session explores some practical first steps to take with digital preservation – namely the creation of a digital asset register to form the basis for future activities and planning.  It is led by Archives Consultant Simon Wilson. Simon is leading Danum Digital: Getting Doncaster’s digital records on track, a project funded by The […]

30 May 2024

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Elevenses, Wednesday 5 June, Volunteers, We really can do so much more with you!

Michele Armstrong is Head of Volunteering for The Auckland Project and the lead for the North East Heritage Volunteering Group.  She brings a lifelong passion for volunteering to the table. Michele began as a volunteer herself from the age of 15 years and finds joy in every aspect of volunteering. She is dedicated to creating […]

5 June 2024

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North Yorkshire Museum Forum

Our museum forums offer you “a professional day out” – a chance to catch up with your museum colleagues in the region, visit an interesting venue, get the most out of being at a site, hear some interesting case studies – and enjoy being out in a different museum with different colleagues! Forums usually start […]

6 June 2024 · The Georgian Theatre Royal

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Volunteer with York Archaeology

Collections Up Close Placements – The JORVIK Collections Up-Close Placements are ideal for someone who is interested in Viking history, archaeological and heritage interpretation, gaining hands-on experience of finds handling or seeking an opportunity to meet new people and be a part of York Archaeology’s work, York’s heritage and the JORVIK experience. Placements usually get […]

28 May 2024

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Port Sunlight Village Trust – Collections Inventory Project Volunteer

If you have an eye for detail, enjoy data entry, and have a passion for history, this might be the role for you! Port Sunlight are looking for someone to work with them to complete an inventory check of the object stores. The role involves working directly with historic objects, systematically checking and recording a […]

28 May 2024

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Helping Hands Cumbrian Volunteering Project

Helping Hands has been an Arts Council England funded county-wide volunteering project across Cumbria led by Cumbria Museums Consortium.  Here Faye Morrissey, Manager & Curator of The Armitt, Ambleside reflects on its impact: Although I am disappointed to see it come to an end, I am extremely grateful for all the hard work and support […]

28 May 2024

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