Showing posts from February, 2011

Ghosts: at the Old Operating Theatre Museum

This is the report of a group visiting the Museum to investigate ghosts. - Not something I have any faith in at all. Ghosts: 100 Haunted Hours

Upcoming guided walks

Here are 2 walks for Sat morning Sat Mar. 5th March The Archaeology and history  of Rotherhithe Bermondsey Tube10.45 WOMEN'S HISTORY WALK Saturday 5 March 11am; free; booking essential: 020 7021 1600 or A walk around Borough and North Southwark looking at women of historical significance from the area as part of celebrations for International Women's Day. Both men and women welcome to attend the walk. Info & map: whatson/event/10526 If you have any useful information please sent it for consideration of inclusion to: -- If you do not want to receive any more newsletters, this link To update your preferences and to unsubscribe visit this link

Women's History Walk [5 March]

Women's History Walk [5 March]

'Non-hubs are the losers' in Renaissance in the Regions shakedown | Museums Association

Seems like a typical affect of a tory cut - It's the big museums wot gets the money, it's the poor museums wot gets the cuts. But the whole thing is made worse by bad planning and premature cutting. It seems to me that it yet again underlines the strategic folly of destroying the area museum services and replacing them with MLAs and hubs. 'Non-hubs are the losers' in Renaissance in the Regions shakedown | Museums Association

Wonderful Things - free book on using objects

This is a free book on using objects for learning in museums Wonderful Things by Julian Vayne in History

The Invisible Artist - augmented reality tour

The Invisible Artist : "The Invisible Artist An Augmented Reality tour of London's principle contemporary art galleries"

Mural of King Henry VIII uncovered in Somerset

BBC News - Mural of King Henry VIII uncovered in Somerset

Council destroying prefab estate

This seems unbelievably stupid - the destruction of over 100 prefabs built to house people made homeless in the war Largest postwar prefab estate to be demolished | Society | The Guardian

BBC Radio 3 Big Red Nose Show - Royal Albert Hall

BBC Radio 3 Big Red Nose Show - Royal Albert Hall

Exploiting the Social Web - focus paper for museums

This one of AIM's Focus Papers - free to download 32335677412072010134724.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Ken Arnold and Thomas Söderqvist: Museum Dogma a list of exhibition dos and don't

This is a dogme style proscriptive list of how to create engagin science, technology and medicine exhibitions Ken Arnold and Thomas Söderqvist: Museum Dogma 2010

Upcoming Walks

'HISTORICAL STROLL ROUND THE BLOCK'   Focusing on some of the famous names carved on the Freize. This great lunchtime walk will also cover places and anecdotes from Bloomsbury's colourful history Wednesday, 23 rd February 2011, 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm All walks are led by Dr Ros Stanwell-Smith, a Public Health Consultant who is also a Blue Badge Guide The walk is free. Numbers are limited (20 places). If you would like to participate, please book with Ingrid James: Tel: 020 7927 - 2434 or email Walks are Funded by the Wellcome Trust Aly Mir Walks on the Wild Side   Sunday 6 March 2011 - The Holloway Road Experience Meet 3.00pm outside Highbury & Islington tube station It’s back to the Swinging Sixties as we visit sites associated with Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Joe Meek and others. This walk lasts about 2 hours and ends at Manor House. £5    For more details and to find out about future walks please see www.wa

Kids in Museums Manifesto published

Museum News reports on the launch of All-New 2011 Kids In Museums Manifesto 'The 2011 Kids in Museums Manifesto was launched on Monday 17th January. And this year, families have given a clear message who they want to visit a museum with - and why. The person they want to spend time with wandering amongst the glass cabinets of French porcelain, playing on the interactives, dressing up as a Tudor or fingering a dinosaur bone is a grandparent. The 2011 Kids in Museums Manifesto - 20 ways to make a museum family friendly - is compiled entirely from hundreds of visitors’ comments. It gives a powerful voice to families throughout Britain. Hundreds of museums use it as a guide to becoming more family friendly, pledging their support.'

Art Fund Prize 2011 Long List of Museums published

The museums and galleries are: - British Museum, London, A History of the World - Hertford Museum, Hertfordshire, Hertford Museum's Development Project - Leighton House, London, Closer To Home: The Restoration and Reopening of Leighton House Museum - Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales, Refurbishment and extension of Mostyn gallery - People's History Museum, Manchester, The new People's History Museum 2010 - Polar Museum, University of Cambridge, Promoting Britain's Polar Heritage - The new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway, Scotland - Roman Baths Museum, Bath, Roman Baths Development - V&A, London, Ceramics Study Galleries - Yorkshire Museum, York, Letting in the Light - Revitalising the Yorkshire Museum for the 21st  century

Get Legal - legal structure for the public domain

Legal guidelines for organisations working in the voluntary section

Funding the future for voluntary organisations - a report

Funding the Future A 10-year framework for civil society A4_Funding_Commission_Final_Report.pdf (application/pdf Object)

renaissance programme for Museums and the Arts Council

The following statement was posted on Museum News from the MLA 03 02 2011. I'm filled with cynicism - over the years the Museum industry has allowed itself to be reorganised with the destruction of well tried and set up organisations and replaced by institutions upon which a huge amount of money was lavished and which are now not going to survive. The Hub is dead long live the Core Museum. '1. Arts Council England and MLA announce 2011/12 funding and ‘road map’ for Renaissance Arts Council England and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council today outlined plans for the funding of Renaissance in 2011/12 and the ‘road map’ for development of the programme in future years. And in a move which signals the Arts Council’s intention to strengthen its expertise in museums and libraries, Sir Andrew Motion – current Chair of the MLA – has been appointed to its National Council as an observer. In addition, the Arts Council is committed to retaining the specialist knowledge and expe

Roman Life

Life in Roman Britain: every object tells a story A one-day conference organised by the Museum of London in collaboration with the Roman Finds Group will be held on Saturday March 19th 2011 at the Weston Theatre, Museum of London 10.30am        Registration (Theatre Foyer) 11.00am        Life in Roman Britain Lindsay Allason-Jones (University of Newcastle) 11.30am        Domestic life in Roman London Angela Wardle (Museum of London Archaeology) 12.00pm        Lighting & heating Hella Eckardt (University of Reading) 12.30-2.00     LUNCH (not provided) There will be displays in the Clore Learning Centre during lunch and the opportunity to purchase the new book, Roman Artefacts, published by CUP 2.00pm          Medicine & hygiene Ralph Jackson (British Museum) 2.30pm          Health in Roman London Rebecca Redfern (Centre for Human Bioarchaeology, Museum of London) 3.00pm          Funerary rites Hilary Cool (Barbican Associates) 3.30 -