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Like Button - Facebook developers

How to create a like button for you website to link to Facebook page Like Button - Facebook developers

And Did Those Feet Guided Walks Facebook page set up

I set up facebook page for my Guided walks. And Did Those Feet Guided Walks (5)

Next Walks

Next Walks The following are the next walks being given by Kevin Flude for London Walks Jan. 1 Myths & Legends of London Tower Hill Tube 10.45 Feb. 5 2011 The Origins of London: Pre-history to 1066 Tower Hill Tube 10.45 Mar. 5 The Archaeology of Rotherhithe Bermondsey Tube 10.45

Medicine at the Movies wins awards at Jodi Awards

"Medicine at the Movies", of which the Old Operating Theatre was a partner, was awarded a commendation in the category "Digital Access on Site". The British Dental Association received an additional Jodi Award for their "Medicine at the Movies" film project with people with learning difficulties. The Jodi Awards celebrate projects and initiatives which use digital culture to provide better access for disabled people. http://www.jodiawards.org.uk/ Welcome to the Jodi Awards - Jodi Awards

Resources - A guide to desk researching audiences and visitor data - Audiences UK

Resources - A guide to desk researching audiences and visitor data - Audiences UK

I Value The Arts

I Value The Arts

Heritage Funding Directory - guide to financial support for creative projects

13. The Heritage Funding Directory has been updated The Heritage Alliance’s Heritage Funding Directory (HFD) offers a comprehensive guide to sources of financial support (and more) for anyone seeking to undertake creative projects connected with the UK’s heritage. Heritage Funding Directory

Labour speaker proposes that Museums be included with Libraries

Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 (Amendment) Bill 2010-11: ePolitix.com : "Labour's Alison McGovern proposed a bill under the ten minute rule motion aiming to broaden the scope of library authorities to provide cultural facilities alongside library services. During a debate in the Commons, she said the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 should be amended to include museums, galleries and theatres."

Museum Survival Strategies

Publications : "Adobe PDF Survival Strategies (PDF 3387KB) Created in partnership with ARUP, this guide looks at how museums and galleries can reduce operating costs and improve sustainability. It includes case studies from key museums, a five-step plan for institutions, plus 205 initiatives to help museums and galleries get started."

Arts in a digital Age - New Report

Arts digital : "A new report highlights public attitudes towards arts and culture’s engagement with digital technology. The research, commissioned by the MLA, Arts Council England and Arts & Business, looks at how the cultural sector can use digital technology to identify and engage with new and existing arts audiences and take full advantage of recent digital advances. It also identified distinct groups based on their attitudes towards digital technology and arts and culture."

Funding Sources for Museum

This is a list of funding sources for grants compiled by AIM Funding Sources.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Getting Down to Business - how businesses and museums can work together

Getting Down to Business : "Everyone profits from a link up between business and cultural organisations Wednesday 08 December 2010Sunita Sharma+44 (0)207 273 8299, sunita.sharma@mla.gov.uk Getting Down To Business highlights the many practical and surprising ways in which London’s businesses can profitably work with its museums, libraries and archives. Published by MLA in partnership with Sparknow, the new report is a collection of essays and experiences from the Knowledge Transfer Programme in London’s museums, libraries and archives."

The Museum of The Order of St John Clerkenwell reopens

After a refurbishment the Museums has reopened. The Museum of The Order of St John

Ireland's Heritage Sector Decimated by Punitive Cuts - Heritage Council warns of job losses and tourism setback | News & Press | The Heritage Council

Terrifying cuts in Irish Heritage The Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government's Heritage Unit - a 77% budget cut. National Parks and Wildlife a 56% cut. The Heritage Council, 47% cut. Ireland's Heritage Sector Decimated by Punitive Cuts - Heritage Council warns of job losses and tourism setback | News & Press | The Heritage Council

authonomy writers community

This is a web site to upload your stories and to get some feedback upon. authonomy writers and readers - Kevin Flude's profile | authonomy writing community

Video lecture on King Arthur Medieval World Free Lecture

Medieval World Free Lecture

London City Wall - on buildings at risk register

Its surprising to see one of the richest authorities in the world appearing on the Buildings at Risk register. English Heritage | English Heritage

Archaeological Site Summaries

Useful site which contains site summaries for archaeological excavations by borough.

The Roof Holding the Walls Together at Tate Modern

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Kevin Flude Performance: Marie Lund: The Roof Holding the Walls Together Performed by Kevin Flude at Tate Modern and at the Drawing Room Marie Lund is a Danish artist involved with the Drawing Room gallery and with the symposiums 'Best Laid Plans' http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/eventseducation/symposia/22180.htm . The art piece was a performance which originated with a vision of a Museum created by a Danish architect. Marie got a transcript of an explanation of the never built building and asked Kevin Flude to read the transcript using his skills as a tour guide to bring it to life. This is part of the text 'Today, I could imagine the museum rougher. Placed there amongst the cliffs, wedged in. And when you move in, down there through the spaces, you see the rock wall, it has been excavated with explosives, and glass has been placed in front, so maybe some water could flow down.' Marie wanted the reading to be naturalistic, and not either over-polished or over dra

My next walk - History and Archaeology of London

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just to let you know I am doing this new walk on Saturday   This Saturday 4th Dec 2010 10.45  The Archaeology & History of Westminster WestminsterTube exit 4   Kevin If you have any useful information please sent it for consideration of inclusion to: kpflude@chr.org.uk -- If you do not want to receive any more newsletters, this link To update your preferences and to unsubscribe visit this link

Next Walk Westminster Walk

Next walk - this Saturday 4th Dec 2010 10.45 The Archaeology & History of Westminster Westminster Tube exit 4

3Mills - History

Cycled past 3 Mills island on way back from Greenwich - amazing site! some of the history is here. 3Mills - History

Publication - Distinctiveness and Cities: Beyond 'Find and Replace' Economic Development?

Excellent articles which explains why Cities should promote distinctiveness as a key to development. Publication - Distinctiveness and Cities: Beyond 'Find and Replace' Economic Development? : "Defines distinctiveness in the context of cities, and explains why it matters. Suggests that differentiation is a strength. Explores functional distinctiveness, economic specialisation, and amenities and retail. Discusses three areas of physical distinctiveness: iconic structures; the role of history; and the built environment."

Home - London Historic houses group

Home - London Shh

Simon Schama to reframe history for schools

The Conservatives have asked Simon Schama to reconsider what should be taught in History - Schama says it should not be about the wonderfulness of us but should be about the identify of us. Society of Antiquaries of London - Salon Society of Antiquaries of London - Salon

Edutainment - robert Heyman inventor of the word

Edutainment - New World Encyclopedia
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Personal Histories: Personal Histories of Ethology and Primatology

Personal Histories: Personal Histories of Ethology and Primatology

Wikimedia and Museums conference

This looks interesting. GLAM-WIKI - Wikimedia UK

Reminder from The Old Operating Theatre Musuem: An Evening With The Dead

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  The Old Operating Theatre Museum is hosting another wonderful lecture Please join us on for an evening with the dead!   Wednesday 10t November at 6.30pm     DEALING WITH THE DEAD Sentiment Versus Efficiency? Civilizations are often judged by how they treat the living, but perhaps almost as important is how they treat the dead. This talk, given by Gordon Museum curator Bill Edwards, explores means and methods used of deposing of the dead, from Cro-Magnon man up to the present day and beyond.       PLEASE NOTE: We strongly advise booking, as places are limited and often in great demand The museum is very small and has a maximum capacity of only 60 people.   -- If you do not want to receive any more newsletters, this link To update your preferences and to unsubscribe visit this link

Tate Modern|Symposia|Best Laid Plans

This the performance I am doing at Tate Modern. Tate Modern|Symposia|Best Laid Plans

Divorced, Beheaded, Died (MP3) by Kevin Flude, et al. (2010): Waterstones.com

So, i discover by accident, my book is now available as an audio book! No one told me and I'd be quite interested to know who the narrator is. Ric Jerrom is credited as a joint author which is very weird as I have never heard of him - I assume he condensed it. But you would have thought the publisher would have asked me! Cornelius Garrett is the narrator. Divorced, Beheaded, Died (MP3) by Kevin Flude, et al. (2010): Waterstones.com

My next walk - Archaeology walks in Southwark

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Saturday I'm doing   the History & Archaeology of Bermondsey   with Alistair Douglas of Pre-Construct Archaeology 10.45 Tooley St Exit of London Bridge Underground   Kevin   If you have any useful information please sent it for consideration of inclusion to: kpflude@chr.org.uk -- If you do not want to receive any more newsletters, this link To update your preferences and to unsubscribe visit this link

Saving Our Vanishing Heritage: Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage Sites in the Developing World

Very useful report on the effect of Heritage on Tourism and the problems of preserving it in developing economies Salon IFA wrote: 'The role of heritage in resolving poverty The National Trust’s debate touches on the complex inter-relationship between heritage and tourism; a new report from the Global Heritage Fund (GHF) shows that something like 80 per cent of global tourism is heritage and culture related. While richer nations debate the question of just how far to go in the direction of ‘entertainment’ in order to grow that tourism income, poorer nations are seeing their heritage eroding for want of investment in basic protection and conservation. Heritage could play a central role in meeting the UN’s aim of eradicating global poverty, the report argues, if this position were reversed, and investment in heritage conservation became a core component of international development strategy. Called Saving Our Vanishing Heritage: Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage Sites in

"It's a sort of retro-kitsch fantasia" what is the national trust doing to our heritage?

Simon Bayley attacks National Trust's new populist approach to presenting heritage. National Trust is 'Disney-fying' its country houses, say critics - Telegraph : "'It's a sort of retro-kitsch fantasia"

Wedgwood Museum Trust collection 'available to creditors' - Third Sector

Charity Commission rules that Wedgewood Museum Trust\s collection is not protected against selling off to service Pensions shortfall. Wedgwood Museum Trust collection 'available to creditors' - Third Sector

University museums fear for future | Museums Association

40% cut! Quite shocking and ideologically driven. What are the lib-dems doing supporting this sort of stuff! University museums fear for future | Museums Association

Beginner's Guides - Visit London

This Visit London web site has useful guides to marketing. Beginner's Guides - Visit London

Free museums from comfort zone

The answer to a threatening economic environment and government cuts appears to be freeing museums up for innovation. Free museums from comfort zone : "Government, councils and cultural leaders, need to free up museums so they can embrace economic change, innovate, find new partners - and stand tested by the quality of the public's experience."

Strawberry Hill House opens to the Public

Strawberry Hill House | Horace Walpole's Gothic Castle

HALLOWEEN & NATIONAL PATHOLOGY WEEK EVENTS @ THE OLD OPERATING THEATRE

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  PRESS RELEASE   Thu 30th September 2010 For immediate release   A SERIES OF SPOOKY HALLOWEEN EVENTS & A GLIMPSE OF THE EVENTS FOR NATIONAL PATHOLOGY WEEK AT THE OLD OPERATING THEATRE MUSEUM & HERB GARRET   The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, Southwark, is running a series of Halloween events for adults and children this October. Running throughout the half term holiday, with a special talks for all ages, all add to the spine-tingling atmosphere of this 19 th century surgical theatre in the eerie, wood-beamed attic of an 18 th century church. In November, the museum will host a series of talk as part of the series of events for the National Pathology Week 2010 A comprehensive listing of events is published on the museum's website, at www.thegarret.org.uk .   ENDS   Contact Details For further information and images please contact Sarah Chaney on tel: 020 7188 2679 or email: curator@thegarret.org.uk   Notes to Editors The Old

HALLOWEEN & PATHOLOGY WEEK EVENTS @ THE OLD OPERATING THEATRE!

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  HORRIBLE HALLOWEEN HALF TERM AT THE OLD OPERATING THEATRE MUSEUM!     Monday 25th, Wednesday 27th and Friday 29th October at 2pm THE PRESSURE of the KNIFE The amputation was one of the great capital operations a 19th century surgeon might be called upon to perform. However it was not the only one... From cutting for the stone and eye surgery to trephining and rhinoplasty, a talk about the many operations of the early 19th century, the skilled surgeons who performed them, the brave patients who endured them and the eager students who watched them.   Tuesday 26th and Thursday 28th October at 12pm BARBERS, BLOOD & BANDAGES An interactive workshop for children exploring 18th and 19th century medicine! What did people do before the invention of anaesthetic and antiseptic procedures? Everyone is familiar with the red and white stripes outside of barber’s shops... but do you know what the rotating pole means?   Tuesday 26th October at 2pm   THE MANDRAKE: "

Think About Pricing - Pricing Strategy

Very interesting set of articles about pricing and the public sector. Think About Pricing - Pricing Strategy

Arts & Business | Research | Digital Futures | Fundraising online

Arts & Business | Research | Digital Futures | Fundraising online

Museums at Night a resounding success!

This report confirms our experience that the Museums at Night initiative was another resounding success. executive-summary-august-2010-pdf-september-15-2010-10-19-am-386k (application/pdf Object)

MLA Child protection guideance

MLA_NSPCC_Safeguarding_guidance_supplement.ashx (application/pdf Object)

Chaucer's London this Saturday

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My next walk is Chaucer's London this Saturday.   Chaucer's London for London walks 10.45 2nd October Exit 2 St Pauls Tube   Kevin   If you have any useful information please sent it for consideration of inclusion to: kpflude@chr.org.uk -- If you do not want to receive any more newsletters, this link To update your preferences and to unsubscribe visit this link

An Unsung Hero? Joseph Naples, Resurrectionist

Kirsty's lecture at the Hunterian on Joseph Naples An Unsung Hero? Joseph Naples, Resurrectionist

Walks and Events

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The Museum of London are developing a really good set of walks - to see these   http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/EventsExhibitions/Events/FeaturedEvents/Walks.htm   Other walks and events coming up THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR IN LONDON Thursday 9 September 8pm at The Old King's Head, Kings Head Yard, 45-49 Borough High Street; £2.50 (conc £1.50) Robert Stephenson's illustrated talk will discuss places in London that were either occupied, owned or had some connection with the Knights Templar and their dramatic downfall, including the sites of their imprisonment and interrogation. Robert Stephenson is the chairman and lecture organiser of RILKO - the Research Into Lost Knowledge Organisation. A South East London Folklore Society event. Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/ whatson/event/9618 THE HISTORY OF BERMONDSEY ABBEY Saturday 11 September 2pm-5pm  at St Mary Magdalen,  Bermondsey Street; free; Please reserve a place by telephoning Stephen Humphre

Museum of London - Walks programme

Great to see the Museum of London developing their own set of walks - something Paul Herbert and I did in the 1980's and Geoffrey Thoms in the 70's. Museum of London - Walks programme

Ask a Curator Tops the Tweeting Polls

Melissa Bentley, of the MLA, reports in Museum News 06.09.2010: 'Ask a Curator becomes hottest global Twitter topic At the last count, 343 museums and galleries across the world had signed up to the inaugural edition of Ask A Curator, which allows inquisitive Twitter users to pose questions to exhibition and collection planners. By 11am this on Wednesday1st September, it had become the number one "trend" - the most discussed topic on the networking site - in the world. In one half-hour period, more than 130 Tweets had already been posted using the campaign hashtag, #askacurator, as anticipation gathered pace. “With Ask a Curator we are, on mass, taking Twitter out of the marketing department and putting it in the hands of curators,” organiser Jim Richardson told FastCompany, hoping to “plant a seed” in the minds of curators and the public and “change their expectations”. “The inspiration is really a frustration I guess…in too many institutions social media is seen

advice for the dyslexic

Font under 12” is problematic * Use a plain, evenly spaced sans serif font such as Arial and Comic Sans. Alternatives include Verdana, Tahoma, Century Gothic, Trebuchet. (British Dyslexia Association 2010) Thank you in advance for practising inclusivity. London College of Communication University of the Arts London

Living Places

This is a web site with resources to encourage place-making for living communities by use of arts and sports, Whatever that means - but if you look here you may find out! Home

Archaeology walks in Southwark

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I'm doing the following walks in the near future. Thursday evening Sept. 2 The Great Fire of London – The Anniversary Special! 6.30 pm Monument Tube  Fish Street Hill exit Saturday 4 September ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORY OF SOUTHWARK 10.45am at Tooley Street exit, London Bridge Station; £7 (conc £5) Guided walk led by Kevin Flude. Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/ whatson/event/8344 In addition, the following events caught me eye as being particularly interesting.  * The Knights Templars in London (South East London Folklore Society)   This illustrated talk will discuss places in London that were either occupied, owned or had some connection with the Knight Templars and their dramatic downfall, including the sites of their imprisonment and interrogation.   on Thursday, 9 September at 20:00:00   More details: http://www.lecturelist.org/ content/view_lecture/8656? mail=y  *

HRBank | National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Set of HR policies for volunteer organisations. HRBank | National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Culture and Wellbeing

Welcome | Culture and Wellbeing : "here is now an overwhelming body of evidence demonstrating that participation in the arts and access to a range of arts opportunities can dramatically improve health outcomes and increase wellbeing. By supplementing medicine and care, the arts can improve the health of people who experience mental or physical health problems. Engaging in the arts can promote prevention of disease and build wellbeing."

Making better grant applications

useful web site to help improve fund-raising. Making better grant applications - Online tool

The Making of the Modern Galleries, Museum of London

The Making of the Galleries of Modern London Sat 11 Sep, 10.15am – 5pm Book in advance £40 (concs £25*), including lunch The new Galleries of Modern London are the largest and most complex project undertaken by the Museum since it opened in 1976. This study day will examine how the project came about over the last five years, focusing especially on the displays and the way that interactive technology has been integrated throughout the gallery space. With many of the key staff speaking, including all the lead curators, this is the first chance to hear how the galleries were conceived and created. Book tickets (external link) * PLEASE NOTE: Arts and heritage staff can take advantage of a special £25 concessionary rate for this event. Quote heritage staff offer when booking by phone or choose the concessionary rate online. Please bring your staff ID on the day. For more information and full programme see: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/EventsExhibitions/Events/Feat

Taking Part: The National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport Adult and Child Report 2009/10

this is the annual survey of culture , leisure and sports participation. Very useful information. Taking Part: The National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport Adult and Child Report 2009/10 : "Taking Part: The National Survey of Culture, Leisure and Sport Adult and Child Report 2009/10"

London Lives 1690 to 1800 St Thomas Hospital Archive

Archives from St Thomas Hospital can be found of this interesting online searchable archive London Lives 1690 to 1800 ~ Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis

Iphone Walks Apps and Some Walks

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A couple of interesting 'apps' have been drawn to my attention. City Stories Walks is in its early stages but it aims to 'take you on a physical journey through a story, in your own time at your own pace There are three FREE ways to take the walk -  iphone, mp3 or a pdf printout.   It currently only has 1 walk, but the 3 different methods make this an interesting approach. http://www.citystorieswalks.com/ The Museum of London has launched an augmented reality app which allows you to see old pictures of selected places in London as you walk around. http://www.museumoflondon.org. uk/MuseumOfLondon/Resources/ app/you-are-here-app/index. html Walks (cross posted from SE1 magazine)   STAMFORD STREET & THE CUT: LIVING MEMORY HERITAGE WALK Tuesday 24 August 11am; free Part of a series of free history walks in Waterloo and the surrounding area with the Living Memory heritage project. The walks are roughly an hour in length and are free to attend. To book and

City Stories Walks

This web site gives you the option of a mp3 tour, and iphone tour or a printout of a pdf of a walk around London. Currently has one medical London walk, but it is a good because it accepts that we don't all have an iphone, Colin pointed it out to me. City Stories Walks

Competition for Science Exhibitions

This is a competition (price 300 pounds) for exhibitions that advance the understanding of science. Great Exhibitions! | The British Society for the History of Science

Social_media for Museums Guide

This is the East Midlands guide to social media for Museums. It is a simple, no frills guide to getting your museum up to speed on Web 2.0. mubu-social_media.ashx (application/pdf Object)

...Love Museums | online resources for museum advocacy

Here can be found various resources to help people ...Love Museums from the Museums Association Help for Charity fundraising is to be found here

A review of the 'On purpose & wouldn't it be nice exhibitions joint tour I did last year

Just found this picture and blog entry on my experimental guided tour of the Arnolfini and Somerset House. on purpose & wouldn't it be nice exhibitions joint tour. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Best Books About Ancient London: we are at number 7

And here is mine and Paul Herbert's book on the history of London coming in at number 7 in the: The Best Books About Ancient London: 10 Steps to an Ultimate Knowledge of the City | Blimey I'm shocked as it was published so long ago and no one much noticed it at the time!

Walks in Southwark

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 The next walks I am doing are in Southwark and are: On Saturday, September 4th it'll be The Archaeology & History of Southwark . It'll go from London BridgeTube , the Tooley Street exit at 10.45 am On Saturday, November 6th it'll be The Archaeology & History of Bermondsey . It'll go from London BridgeTube , the Tooley Street exit at 10.45 am . Also here are a series of walks and events in Southwark listed in SE1 magazine. FROM GARDEN TO GARRET: THE APOTHECARY TOUR Thursday 12 August 2pm at St George's Garden, Tabard Street; £5.80 (conc £4.80) An Apothecary Tour exploring the historical use of medicinal plants. The tour starts within the fresh herb garden of St George the Martyr Church Southwark where the medicinal herbs of the Herb Garret are now planted. There will then be a short walk to the oak beamed Herb Garret of old St Thomas' Hospital where there will be a hands on demonstration of traditional medicinal preparations. E

Summer Events at The Old Operating Theatre Museum

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SUMMER EVENTS at The Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret www.thegarret.org.uk   August; Tuesday 3 rd , Tuesday 10 th , Tuesday 17 th & Tuesday 24 th at 2pm Sir Hans Sloane: The Odyssey of Chocolate Workshop   Discover the fascinating story of chocolate's long, rich history, from it's early usage by the ancient Aztecs, who drank chocolate as a bitter beverage during religious and social ceremonies, to the explosion and mass production of chocolate throughout Europe in the nineteenth century! For centuries chocolate has symbolised: wealth, health and love across a diverse range of cultures as well as being the nation's favourite tasty treat of choice. The odyssey of chocolate aims to explore many aspects of the rich social significance of chocolate's history! The workshop is suitable for all ages and includes sampling different variations of chocolate in it's modern form, as well as designing your own chocola