Resources

Money Matters – a toolkit for teachers

A creative teaching and learning resource commissioned by the Harris Museum’s Money Matters project and Curious Minds.

Worth The Investment

This publication showcases the work happening with numismatic collections in the North West since 2013.

Age Friendly Museums Checklist 2019

As a legacy of the MDNW Age Friendly Accessibility Programme 2018-2019, an Age Friendly Museums’ toolkit was developed aiming to help museums think about their offer to older people. This is a checklist only version with additional functionality so it can be completed electronically.

Age-Friendly Museums 2019

As a legacy of the MDNW Age Friendly Accessibility Programme 2018-2019, an Age Friendly Museums’ toolkit was produced that aims to help museums think about their offer to older people. It comprises the Age-Friendly Standards self-assessment checklist from the Family Arts Campaign, with some modifications to make it more bespoke to the museum sector.  A separate checklist only tool with additional functionality is also available.

Knowing Your Audiences

This publication provides practical information on how to collect audience data and how to interpret it. It aims to explore how organisations can gain insight into their audiences, actual and potential, physical and virtual, and how this understanding can be applied to engage new audiences and ensure they have the best possible experience.

Equity in Museums: Introductory resources

These Equity, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion resources have been selected to introduce how museums can engage by starting with the nine ‘protected characteristics’ in the Equalities Act 2010.

Preserve the Past, Protect the Future

(PDF 1402KB) A green guide for museums highlighting case studies from museums across the North West

ARUP U-value tool data checklist

(Microsoft Word 124 KB) This Data Checklist will help you to gather and record the measurements and values you will need to input into the U-values Heat Calculator Tool.

ARUP U-values Guide

(PDF 6 MB) This guide can help you to determine the energy efficiency of your building by calculating U-values. Used alongside the Heat Calculator Tool and Data Checklist you can plan your improvements to improve the efficiency of your building and reduce energy costs.

ARUP U-values Heat Loss Calculator Tool

(Excel Spreadsheet) The U-values Heat Calculator Tool has been designed to help you improve the energy efficiency of your buildings. Used alongside the Data Checklist and U-values Guide, this tool can be used to test your building improvement initiatives to give indicative results on possible U-value improvements. A U-value is a measure of how well different materials perform with retaining heat. The lower the U-value the better the thermal performance.