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GEM – Creating Accessible Learning Programmes for Autistic Children

Delivered by Emily Elsworth, a trained teacher and museum learning professional, the session will include an introduction to autism covering what autism is, common myths and misconceptions, followed by an exploration of the potential barriers for autistic children in museums, finishing with top tips and practical ideas that you can apply in your practice. Discussion […]

7 May 2024

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East Riding Museums – Freelance Consultancy: Decolonialisation Project

East Riding Museums are looking for a freelance professional to take on a project on the theme of ‘Decolonialisation appraisal for future collection and community projects’ from June to September 2024. Closing date – Mon 17 June See the full brief

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MD North Raising and Earning Money Programme: Expressions of Interest now open

We are now welcoming Expressions of Interest for the 2024-25 cohort to discover more about raising and earning money for your organisation. The online programme begins in September and to be eligible your organisation must: Attend all five of the planned sessions on 26 September, 24 October, 28 November 2024, 30 January and 27 February […]

2 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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GEM North East – Climate and Education Workshop

Join GEM North East for a full day of learning and conversation on how to approach teaching and messaging around Climate change in your venue. 4 September 2024 – Newcastle upon Tyne Book via Eventbrite

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Survey Results – Programming for Non-School and Home Educated Children

The results of a previously circulated survey looking at programming for non-school & Home Educated children are now live. This is part of a wider project around provision for children not at school funded by Arts Council England’s Developing Your Creative Practice grant. Find the results here

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Annual Heritage Volunteering Conference – Workshop Hosts Needed

The Heritage Volunteering Group are looking for workshop hosts for their annual conference, #HeritageVolunteering24, taking place on the Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 November. They are looking for passionate speakers to lead engaging workshops that explore the role volunteering can play in transforming organisations, lives and communities. For more information, or to apply to be […]

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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GEM North East – Working with Home Educators

NE Natter: Working with Home Educators Wednesday 10 July 3pm – 4pm Virtual FREE event for members and non-members – book tickets here Join GEM North East for an informal online natter to discuss the ways we can work with Home Educated families. Morgan Fail, from the Great North Museum: Hancock and GEM NE rep, […]

8 April 2024

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