Support programmes

MDEM provides a range of support programmes for museums in the region. These are designed in response to museums needs and are advertised periodically throughout the year.

Here you will find information on current programmes of support. Click on each one to find out more.

Access in Museums

Access in Museums

MDEM have launched a suite of support for museums who want tor review and improve their accessibility. On offer to organisations is two training sessions and some bespoke consultancy support in this area. This will be particularly useful for anyone wanting to review...

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Diversify Your Income

Diversify Your Income

Share Museums East & Museums Development East Midlands are delighted to be working with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy to run a Diversify Your Income programme in Autumn 2021. Programme Aim: This support will allow museums and heritage sites across the East...

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Family Friendly Museums

Family Friendly Museums

Museums Development East Midlands and Kids in Museums are pleased to be launching their partnership support programme for museums in the region, focusing on creating a family friendly museums environment for participating organisations. This programme aims to: Support...

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Succession Planning

Succession planning is a crucial element of good governance and MDEM’s Organisational Health Check 2020 highlights succession planning as a key developmental need for many museums. This MDEM short programme supports museums to consider all elements of good practice in...

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Audience Champions

The Audience Agency are currently running a national pilot programme in partnership with MDEM in the region, to support staff and volunteers at non-NPO museums to focus on using audience data to inform a museum’s development. The East Midlands programme has 6...

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Engaging with Schools

This programme provides advice and support for a selected number of museums to consider how they can engage local schools with their collections. By the end of the programme museums will have acquired a long term, embedded understanding of how to work with schools and...

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Banish the Backlog

MDEM in partnership with Collections Trust run the Banish the Backlog programme providing intensive support, training and grants to develop a museum’s collection and move beyond a documentation backlog. The programme started in 2018 and two cohorts of museums have...

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Coming up

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Over the next few weeks Regional Collections Advisor @hollinsheada is filming some exciting shorts to support museums with some collections care ... skills - watch this space!

🚨 Last chance to apply 🚨

Nominations for the #FamilyFriendlyMuseum Award close at 5pm today.

There's still time to get your application in on ... our website! 👉 http://kidsinmuseums.org.uk/awards

Thank you to everyone who has supported the award this year. It is hugely appreciated 🙏

Team MDEM we’re thrilled to get a sneaky peak @NottmCastle ahead of their reopening after a major redevelopment. Great to see the evolution of the ... museum and thanks to the team for being so welcoming. Good luck all!