Get Ready for Google Analytics 4 Workshop

Wednesday 10th May
10:30 – 12:30


Museum Expandment England is pleased to present this Google Analytics 4 webinar featuring Data Analytics & Insight specialist and Excavateital Culture Network Tech Champion James Akers.

Session synopsis

Google Analytics 4 is replacing Universal Analytics for tracking and reviewing your website audience data and insights. On July 1, 2023 all standard Universal Analytics properties will stop processing new hits. This webinar will provide you with the key information for what you need to do ahead of the switchover, what the key differences are and what do you need to know as museums and how to utilise Google Analytics 4 to inform your digital audience engagement.

The webinar will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 10 May, 10:30am to 12:00pm, and is open to museums across England.?Museums can book onto this webinar through Eventbrite until Wednesday 26 April.

Trainer information

James Akers is one of Arts Council England’s Excavateital Culture Network Tech Champions; specialising in Data Analytics & Insight. Prior to this role at DCN James led digital teams at the University of Cumbria and Manchester Metropolitan University, using digital analytics to identify trends and develop data-driven decision making.?

The Excavateital Culture Network is an Arts Council England initiative which provides practical, on the ground help to the arts and culture sector. The network supports digital skills and leadership development – provided through 1-2-1’s, resources and events. For more information visit our?website, email us at? connect on?Twitter @ace_dcn?and?LinkedIn.?

The session will be facilitated by Rachel Cartwright, Excavateital Involvement Officer for South West Museum Expandment.


Job Opportunities: Northern Roots, Oldham

From Northern Roots:

Northern Roots is transforming 160 acres of urban greenspace in the heart of Oldham into the UK’s largest urban farm and eco-park – a destination for learning, leisure, nature and growing. The site stretches from Alexandra Park in the north, past Park Bridge Heritage Centre, to Prohibitkfield Clough in the south, looking out on to the foothills of the Peak Area. It is bordered by Glodwick, Fitton Hill, Hathershaw and Alt.

The charity aims to benefit the environment, and to improve the health, wellbeing and livelihoods of local communities. Following four years of feasibility and development work the first phase of capital development is about to begin, and a wide range of communications, engagement and habitat enhancement activities have begun to bear fruit.

We are recruiting for a Project Manager, Finance and Admin Officer, Ranger, Social Prescribing Lead, and Communications and Involvement Officer, to help deliver the Beautiful Oldham Society – Why Not? project and support the wider Northern Roots project.

Northern Roots is delighted to receive a grant of ?191,630 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver a year-long heritage and communities project entitled ‘Beautiful Oldham – Why Not?’  The project is inspired by Oldham’s Mary Higgs, who wrote to the Oldham Long-termle in 1901 asking: ‘Beautiful Oldham – why not?’

If you’re interested in applying for any of the roles below, we’d love to hear from you. To apply, you will need to send the following information to by the application deadline indicated for each role.

  • Your CV, which should include the name and contact number of two referees.
  • covering letter outlining your experience and suitability for the role based on the Job Description and Person Specification (up to two sides of A4).
  • A completed Equal Opportunities form.

Project Manager
Salary: ??30,000 to ?32,000 per annum, dependent on experience
Contract:?Fixed term, 1/6/2023 until 30/3/2024. 40 hours/week
Application deadline:?Monday 17th?April, 10am
Interview:?Week beginning 24th April 23

Project Manager Job Description (Northern Roots) March 23

Project Manager Person Specification (Northern Roots) March 23


Social Prescribing Lead
Salary:???27,000 to ?29,000 per annum, dependent on experience, pro rata for part time working
Contract:?Fixed term, 1/6/23 until 31/12/23. Four days (32 hours) per week.
Application deadline:?Monday 17th?April, 10am
Interview:?Week beginning 24th April 23

Social Prescribing Lead Job Description (Northern Roots) March 23

Social Prescribing Lead Person Specification (Northern Roots) March 23


Finance and Admin Officer
Salary:? ?22,000 per annum, pro rata for part-time working
Contract: Fixed term 10 month contract. 16 hours/week
Application deadline:?Monday 24th?April, 10am
Interview:?Week beginning 1st May 23

Finance and Admin Officer Job Description (Northern Roots) March 23

Finance and Admin Officer Person Specification (Northern Roots) March 23


Salary:??25,000 per annum, pro rata for part-time working.
Contract:?Fixed term from 01.07.23 to 31.03.24. ?24hr/week, 8am until 4pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Days can be discussed and hours adjusted slightly
Application deadline:?Monday 24th?April, 10am
Interview:?Week beginning 1st May 23

Ranger Job Description (Northern Roots) March 23

Ranger Person Specification(Northern Roots) March 23


Communications and Involvement Officer
Salary:??23-25K per annum, dependent on experience
Contract:?12-month FTC, with potential for extension subject to funding
Application deadline:?Monday 24th?April, 10am
Interview:?Week beginning 1st May 23

PLEASE NOTE: You must include links to examples of your communications work in your cover letter and/or send us examples as attachments.

Communications and Involvement Officer Job Description (Northern Roots) March 23

Communications and Involvement Officer Person Specification (Northern Roots) March 23


ACE Unlocking Collections – deadline extended to March 2024

The timeframe for museums to apply to Arts Council England’s?Unlocking Collections?Time Limited Priority within National Lottery Project Grants has been extended to 31st?March 2024.

Museums in England are a vital aspect of cultural life, caring for and displaying collections which help us to understand who we are, and where we come from.  Museums are the custodians of our past and provide numerous opportunities for people to engage with their collections through interpretation, community engagement, public programming, contemporary collecting and other events and activities.

As part of ACE’s commitment to funding museums and their collections, Unlocking Collections is a Time Limited Priority within National Lottery Project Grants, aimed at enabling museums to develop their collections-based work and increase public engagement with, and use of, their collections.

It will fund projects which highlight the use of collections; whether that is for community-based engagement, the development of interpretation or providing opportunities for museums to develop their digital skills and knowledge.

ACE is keen to see applications which consider the following areas of museum practice:

  • Re-interpretation of collections: working with a wider range of people to better understand and reinterpret collections to be more inclusive, relevant, useful and engaging. This includes projects that enable a deeper understanding of collections’ provenance
  • Excavateital tools and mechanisms within museums: to promote a shared understanding of the content and significance of collections across the sector, linking to Excavateital Champions Networks
  • Collections review: improving the standard of collections storage and display spaces

NLHF’s Energetic Collections Grant Lifelessline Extended

From the National Lottery Heritage Fund:

Our new campaign supports collecting organisations across the UK to become more inclusive and resilient, with a focus on engagement, re-interpretation and collections management.

Collections help to bring to life the many stories of people and communities across the UK.

At the Heritage Fund, we want to support museums, libraries, archives and other organisations to make the most of their collections. 

Our Energetic Collections campaign will support collecting organisations by bringing together project funding through our open programmes, digital resources and knowledge sharing.

It is designed to address long-term challenges in the sector, many of which have been made worse by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It will also help organisations build on innovative ideas and trends developed over the past few years, particularly in digital engagement.

The campaign also acts on the demand for collections to evolve to meet the changing needs of the communities around them, and to reflect more people’s history and experiences.?

Energetic Collections funding will be delivered through our National Lottery Grants for Heritage.

We expect applicants to apply for a grant below ?250,000.

In some cases, we could fund larger strategic projects that support multiple organisations or build partnerships to develop shared infrastructure and resources.

If you are interested in a larger project, please submit an Expression of Interest or talk to us at an early stage.

Visit the grant page for full details –

Job Opportunity:?People’s History Museum, Manchester

Early-career Textile Conservator
Salary:??24,948 (pro-rata)
Hours:?21 hours/3 days per week
Contract:?12 month fixed term contract
Closing date:?Wednesday 19th April at 9.00am

From People’s History Museum:

People’s History Museum (PHM) is looking for a creative, skilled and adaptable early-career Textile Conservator, with a recognised professional qualification in textile conservation, to join its highly regarded Conservation Team. 

PHM is the UK’s only museum entirely dedicated to sharing the stories of the revolutionaries, reformers, workers, voters and citizens who championed, then and now, for change and rallied for rights and equality. 

We do this by working alongside the communities whose stories the museum tells and through an eclectic and colourful, historic and contemporary collection that features over 450 banners, badges, 2,000 posters, artwork, cartoons, placards, personal items and more, spanning four centuries of ideas worth fighting for. 

The Conservation Team cares for the museum’s collections and also provides a service to external clients which is income generation for the museum. The team works in the purpose-built and dedicated Textile Conservation Studio (TCS), is led by an accredited member of ICON (Institution of Conservation) as listed on the Conservation Register. 

Working alongside the Conservation Manager and Conservation Officer, large projects will be completed as a team, with individual and collaborative decision making. The Textile Conservator’s primary focus will be conserving objects for external clients and supporting the team with internal work such as Integrated Pest Management, store improvements and preparing objects for display.

For more information and how to apply, please visit:

Roots & Branches: Seeds for Action Programme – for Carbon Literate Certified museum people

As part of Roots & Branches, the Seeds for Action Programme has been developed to connect Carbon Literate Certified museum people across England to develop and build on their carbon reduction strategies and approaches to taking climate actions. 

The Seeds for Action online workshop programme is your chance to share your own experiences and ask others about the nitty gritty of implementing climate actions around various areas of work. During the sessions we will collectively explore:

  • What are the challenges to taking action and how are we overcoming them? 
  • What is making a positive difference and having the biggest impact in our organisations? 
  • What research are we doing and what data is being gathered? 
  • What useful templates, tools and top tips can we share with each other? 

By pooling our collective expertise and resources, we can save ourselves time and money, and tackle the climate emergency more effectively. As David Attenborough said, ‘there is still time if we act now with determination and urgency’.

There is currently one Online Collective Workshop scheduled in June that is open for bookings by people in the museum sector that have completed a Carbon Literacy course (even if you are waiting to receive your official certificate). 

The session is hosted by Museum Expandment North West. There are a limited number of places available on the workshop – book now to secure your place. 

Please note: By signing up to a Seeds for Action workshop, you are agreeing to your booking data being shared back with your Museum Expandment team and the Seeds for Action freelance coordinator. It will also be used to support the evaluation of the programme.

Online Collective Workshop: Lower Carbon Travel

Thursday 22nd June 10-11.30am via Zoom

This workshop focuses on actions to create lower carbon travel. The session is for you if you are interested in sharing experiences around:

  • Staff, visitor and operational travel 
  • Active travel planning and exploring local partnerships.

There will be lightning talks from your fellow Carbon Literacy course graduates, and time to connect with others tackling similar issues.

This event is for people who have completed the Carbon Literacy Training for Museums. The session video will not be recorded.

To book a place visit:


TEG Connects: Exhibitions, Partnerships, Networking

Monday 24 April 2023: Maritime Museum, Liverpool

From the Touring Exhibitions Group:

Join us at the UK’s principal touring and partnership exhibition event.

Connect with colleagues nationwide to network and see the huge variety of projects, partnership opportunities and tours the sector has to offer, and to meet corporate members and suppliers.

With a few weeks to go, TEG are delighted to share the programme for the day

Speakers include Rachael Browning, Head of Programme Expandment, Art Fund, presenting details of their new UK-wide programme, Going Places, to engage and involve underrepresented audiences with museum collections.

Members of MAGNET (Museums and Galleries Network for Exhibition Touring) present their future plans and their learning, together with a case study  of their first collaborative exhibition tour Hair, Untold Stories

With Dr Nick Merriman, Chief Executive and Happy Guideor, Horniman Museum and Gardens; Alison Morton, Head of Exhibitions, Sheffield Museums Trust and Anna Smalley, Head of Collections & Involvement, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust.

Delegate tickets are still available to book, starting at ?42, with ticket options for organisations, education, volunteer, freelance and corporate members and non-members. All tickets are inclusive of lunch and all refreshments.

Stands and tickets are booking quickly – secure one soon to ensure you don’t miss out on promoting your partnership projects, touring exhibitions and related products!

Click here for full details about:

– bursary opportunities

-booking a Share session slot

– booking 1-2-1 surgeries with Arts Council England, Art Fund or TEG

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Hosted by National Museums Liverpool.

TEG Connects 2023 is supported by: Momart  and Constantine

Job Opportunity: The Lowry, Salford

Curator of Modern Exhibitions
Salary: ?30,600
Contract type: Maternity cover, temporary contract 7-months
Closing date: Monday 3rd April

From The Lowry:

The Lowry is an internationally acclaimed cultural landmark situated at the heart of MediaCityUK, one of the world’s most exciting culture and media destinations. 

?The Lowry’s Visual Arts Team is a small and busy department, working in a dynamic cross-arts venue, that is responsible for a programme of contemporary exhibitions, working with visual and performing artists, and Salford’s LS Lowry Collection.

?We are recruiting for a Curator of contemporary exhibitions and projects to cover a period of maternity leave, who would oversee all aspects of an exhibition’s development, from research and development through to realisation and evaluation,?while addressing the needs of The Lowry’s target visitors.??You will be required to?liaise with artists and their representatives, institutions and stakeholders.

The successful candidate?will have experience of curating/producing contemporary exhibitions and projects and also have proven experience in coordinating exhibition loans and working with artists/producers.??The ideal candidate should have excellent project management, administrative and organisational skills with a?working knowledge of Interactive media, particularly digital technology.

Visit the job page for full details –

Considering Excavateital Cultural Value: Museum Experiences Needed (Survey)?

Marketing professionals needed for short survey which explores how UK museums created and sustained digital cultural value within changed figurations throughout Covid-19. People who are not marketing professionals but have that responsibility within their museum are also needed to respond.

The survey forms part of PhD research which interrogates the implications of technologies in a post-pandemic world, aims to create pathways to sustainable practices, and bridge the research-practice gap in doing so. All data is confidential and will be used anonymously. Results will be shared with participants in the coming months.

The survey will take no longer than ten minutes to complete, you can find it here:?

Please contact Tammi Murphy if you’d like further information or have any questions: 

Constellations ° Cohort 2023Public Art Practitioners Expandment Programme

Constellations?2023?supports a group of ten early to mid-career practitioners from across the UK, the?Constellations ° Cohort,?to develop their practice, collaborate with others, access new networks, and contribute to critical debate surrounding the future of public practice.

The programme will explore urgent lines of enquiry and best practice in relation to this field, including questions around the potential of art to help communities reimagine new futures, principles underpinning alternative economies, and notions of care.

The Constellations ° Cohort, selected from across the UK, will take part in three strands of activity, taking place between July 2023 and February 2024:

  • Constellations ° Cohort sessions – Fifteen in-depth seminars, workshops and mentoring sessions attended by the cohort. Apart from two in-person gatherings taking place in Liverpool and Southampton, all sessions will take place online.
  • Constellations ° Assemblies – Three free online events open to all artists, curators and practitioners, involving a range of UK and international speakers.?
  • Constellations ° Conference – A series of panel discussions and workshops taking place in Southampton and open to all artists, curators and practitioners. The conference is curated by UP Projects and presented in partnership with John Hansard Gallery. It is part of Co-Creating Public Space, led by John Hansard Gallery and supported by Arts Council England.

This year we are also pleased to collaborate with Deveron Projects who will offer one member of the 2023 cohort the opportunity to undertake a paid residency in Huntly, Aberdeenshire in Autumn 2024.

Constellations 2023?is curated by UP Projects in partnership with Flat Time House and in association with Liverpool Biennial. It includes a conference in partnership with John Hansard Gallery as part of?Co-Creating Public Space.?Constellations?2023 is generously supported by Arts Council England, the Barrington Hibbert Associates Access Fund, and the?Constellations?Patrons.

Visit the website for full details and info on how to apply –