Category: Regional

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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Whitby Museum – Our Lasses Exhibition

Our Lasses: Inspirational Women of Whitby is running until December 2024 at Whitby Museum. Our Lasses looks at some of the women who have helped shape Whitby, the famous and infamous, the ordinary to the flamboyant! From St Hild to Beth Mead, Whitby has forged many great women. Find out about the struggle for Votes […]

14 May 2024

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Sheffield Stories – Caribbean Stories

A new exhibition has been created in partnership with co-curators from Sheffield’s African Caribbean community at Weston Park Museum. Bringing together archive material and personal mementoes, photographs, film and much more, Caribbean Footsteps celebrates the many ways that people of African Caribbean heritage have contributed to Sheffield life. This new exhibition explores the stories of […]

8 May 2024

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The Saltaire Collection – Digitalisation Programme

The Saltaire Collection has created a series of online resources using their MODES collections database records. All 6,000 of its catalogued items including documents, photographs, maps, plans, newspaper cuttings, artworks, books and objects are accessible online and the team have already digitised 12% of the collection. Over the summer the team will also be adding […]

30 April 2024

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2024 – Finalists from the Region

Two museums from the northern region have been shortlisted for the 2024 Art Fund Museum of the Year Award. Craven Museum in Skipton, North Yorkshire and the Manchester Museum have been recognised for their focus on community engagement and sustainability. The 3 other museums to be shortlisted are: Dundee Contemporary Arts (Dundee) National Portrait Gallery […]

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Humber Museums Partnership Small Grants Scheme

The Humber Museums Partnership (HMP) small grants scheme for independent museums and heritage organisations in the Humber region is still open. Organisations are invited to apply to support projects telling the ‘Stories of the Humber’. You can apply for grants between £2,000 – £6,000 and you do not need to be accredited to apply. Projects […]

25 April 2024

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Chief executive to leave Scarborough Museums and Galleries

The chief executive of Scarborough Museums and Galleries (SMG), Andrew Clay, is leaving to take up a new role. Andrew has been appointed as general manager of SEA LIFE Scarborough, and takes up his new position at the North Bay attraction on Monday 29 April. Trustees at SMG will be seeking a new incumbent for […]

22 April 2024

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Get Your House In Order – Collections Documentation Programme

Do you know what you have, where it is and who owns it? Can you afford not to know this? Our ‘Getting Your House in Order’ programme focuses on the planning and work required for museums to get their collections documentation in order.  You can book now for our first 3 sessions, an Introduction to […]

8 April 2024

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