Six years into life as Tim Burge Museum Services, I thought it was about time my website had a bit of a refresh. Step in Jo and Leeann at Callia Web who have given my old site a spruce up. I was going for more evolution than revolution, and have stayed within the confines of … Continue reading Website refresh
Openings and Activities
A quick round up of what's been going on at some of the museums I'm working with: Lowewood Museum in Broxbourne reopened last month, for the first time as an independent charity. A huge amount of work has been put in by the volunteers to get the doors open, supported by a team of consultants … Continue reading Openings and Activities
The Right Stuff?
Really excited that The Right Stuff? exhibition has opened at Bridport Museum. This exhibition/activity invites visitors to explore some of the collections conundrums we face everyday in museums. Do we need another sewing machine? How relevant is this item? Have we got space? Does the collection really reflect the lives and stories of our communities? … Continue reading The Right Stuff?
Trowbridge Museum – Reopening
Trowbridge Museum entrance Almost 6 years ago to the day back in May 2015 I remember sitting down with Clare at Trowbridge Museum to start shaping up what was to become 'Onwards and Upwards', their multi-million pound Heritage Fund supported redevelopment and expansion. We had lots of large sheets of paper, lots of post-it-notes and … Continue reading Trowbridge Museum – Reopening
Turner in Malmesbury – unveiling
As we return to shops and book haircuts, museums have to wait a little longer until later in May to reopen. For Athelstan Museum Malmesbury this will be doubly significant, as reopening will also be the first chance to see their newly purchased Turner watercolour on show, in a fully redesigned display area. This will … Continue reading Turner in Malmesbury – unveiling
Jobs at Bridport Museum
I've been lucky enough to have the chance to work with the team at Bridport Museum for the last few years on various projects. If you'd like to try the same, head on over to their website where you will find details of 3 fixed term contracts which are currently available: Collections Co-Ordinator, Engagement Co-Ordinator, … Continue reading Jobs at Bridport Museum
Congratulations Malmesbury volunteers
A huge well done to my friends at Athelstan Museum, Malmesbury, where the work of the dedicated volunteers who run every aspect of the museum has recently been recognised by two awards. Volunteer stalwart Bill Reed received the Marsh Volunteers for Museum Learning Award for South West England for the Malmesbury Voices oral history project … Continue reading Congratulations Malmesbury volunteers
Does your museum have a History Maker?
Thanks to the generosity of Biffa Award and the success of the previously funded projects, I'm delighted to be working with AIM on a further round of History Makers grants. The programme is now open for Expressions of Interest. Eligible organisations can apply for grants of up to £75,000 to create new exhibitions telling the … Continue reading Does your museum have a History Maker?
Under the bonnet of Modes
The Modes Users Association (MUA) have just released the latest version of their Modes Complete museum collections management software (stop reading now if you are already yawning, but please read on if you are a bit of a data geek like me). For the last few months I've been part of the team beavering away … Continue reading Under the bonnet of Modes
Athelstan and Chard – website refresh
Just wanted to say congratulations and give a plug for the refreshed websites of Chard Museum and Athelstan Museum, Malmesbury. Both have been given a makeover and recently relaunched as part of wider development work at both museums to improve user communication and offer. These two museums are 100% volunteer run and although physically closed … Continue reading Athelstan and Chard – website refresh