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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

West 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 […]

22 May 2024 · Calderdale Industrial Museum

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Getting Your House in Order Workshop 2: Ownership of Collections

The Getting Your House in Order online programme uses the framework of Spectrum 5.1 and its procedures to focus on the planning and work required for museums to get their collections documentation in order.  There are six workshops in the programme led by staff at the Collections Trust.  For more information visit here. In this […]

23 May 2024

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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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Two Northern Museums To Pilot Sensational Museum Project

The Sensational Museum Project aims to rethink the role of senses in all aspects of museum work, from accession, cataloguing and collections, through to curating, exhibitions and the visitor experience. The £1m initiative is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and supported by a range of industry partners, including the Museums Association. Ten […]

22 May 2024

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Rotherham Museums – Collections and Exhibitions Manager

Rotherham Museums, Arts and Heritage is looking for an experienced Collections and Exhibitions Manager to become part of the Rotherham Museums, Arts and Heritage team for 12 months maternity cover. You will manage the Collections and Exhibitions team to oversee the effective management, documentation and development of the accredited museum collections. You will also lead […]

22 May 2024

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The National Archives – Digital Assets Register Toolkit and Training

As part of their digital capacity building strategy, Our Digital Century, The National Archives commissioned the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) to develop a toolkit on creating and maintaining a Digital Asset Register (DAR) for your archive. A DAR is used to gather information to better understand your digital content and make managing its preservation more […]

21 May 2024

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