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  • T:buc funding

    15 November 2019

    Funding Good Relations Work. We all know that museums and the exhibits contained are contributing towards breaking down barriers and bringing our community together but did you know that funding is available if you are running projects or events with a clear Good Relations Focus? The Executive Office has a number of streams of funding including Project Funding and Small Grants.

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  • Celebrating Achievement in the Museum Sector

    03 October 2019

    During an NIMC awards and recognition ceremony on 24th September at Carrickfergus Museum and Civic Centre 4 museums were presented with Full Accreditation certificates and 6 museums were recognised by the Alzheimer's Society as working to become dementia friendly. 

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  • Memory Walk 2019

    09 September 2019

    On Saturday 7th September NI Museum's Council Development Officer (Learning) took part in the Alzheimer's Society Memory walk at Stormont.

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  • NIMC and Good Relations

    05 September 2019

    NI Museums Council are committed to creating a united community, supporting museums to develop respect for, and understanding of, the needs and concerns of diverse communities. We will be involved in a number of activities this month to participate in Good Relations activities for Good Relations Week 16th - 23rd September.

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  • Capital Grant Programme

    30 August 2019

    Capital Grant Programme by local Councils aimed at improving access to, and participation in, arts and cultural activities by people with disabilities across NI launches. The Programme will be jointly funded by the Department for Communities, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, the Public Health Agency and Councils themselves with Councils ultimately responsible for managing the delivery of projects before 31 March 2020. The Programme successfully supported a wide range of improvement works at arts and culture venues in 2018/19 including: - Lifts in buildings; - Hearing Loop systems; - Automatic doors; - Portable ramps; - Appropriate signage; - Floor adjustments; and - Changing Places facilities.

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  • Call for Placements

    23 August 2019

    Students from QUB MA History and MA Public History courses are looking for structured project placement opportunities in local museums.

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  • NI local museums walking together

    23 August 2019

    NIMC and local museum staff are participating in the Memory Walk on 7th September 2019

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  • Funds and Awards for Museums

    09 July 2019

    UK wide applications are now open for a range of funding opportunities and awards for museums and their collections.

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  • Call for Papers: NIMC Museum Forum 2019

    08 July 2019

    This year's NIMC Museum Forum will be held at Public Record Office of Northern Ireland on 11 December 2019. The Forum will examine all things Digital. Do you want to share learning from a digital preservation, access, or engagement project at your museum? If so please contact us with the name of the project, a short description, and the main impacts of the project by end of August 2019. Please email: Triona White Hamilton our Development Officer (Collections and Museums) at devofficer@nimc.co.uk

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  • New appointment to NI Museums Council's Board

    04 July 2019

    Julie Andrews, Director of the Linen Hall Library, has been appointed to the Board of the NI Museums Council.

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  • Using Visuals and Makaton to Communicate in Museums

    24 June 2019

    A successful session took place with Autism NI and Robinson Makaton Training

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  • NIMC Grants 2019-20: Update

    07 June 2019

    Funding pressures mean that NIMC grant programmes will remain closed.

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  • NIMC Working to Become Dementia Friendly

    07 June 2019

    Over 200 local museum staff and volunteers have participated in dementia awareness sessions delivered by NIMC.

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  • Have you got what it takes to be a NIMC Board Member?

    07 June 2019

    The Northern Ireland Museums Council currently has one vacancy on its Board for a representative of the Independent Museum sector.

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  • We need your help to report on visitor numbers to local museums

    07 June 2019

    Visitors to local museums have been increasing in numbers.

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  • New NIMC Training day announced - All About Audiences!

    07 June 2019

    The Museum Accreditation Scheme encourages all museums and galleries to meet an agreed standard in how they engage with their audiences.

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  • Touring exhibitions available from the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

    07 June 2019

    The Public Record Office of Northern (PRONI) has several travelling exhibitions that local museums can borrow.

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