The Arts Green Book : Sustainable Buildings

Published in November 2022, The Arts Green Book : Sustainable Buildingsis an initiative by the cultural sectors – working with sustainability experts Buro Happold and supported by Arts Council England and the GLA – providing free advice on how to ensure that cultural buildings can become energy efficient, and less reliant on non-renewable sources of energy. The Arts Green Book sits alongside the widely used Theatre Green Book which in addition to guidance on Sustainable Buildings includes volumes on Sustainable Productions and Sustainable Operations.  

In these two online seminars, Paddy Dillon and Lisa Burger of Renew Culture will set out the key principles behind the Arts Green Book, showing museum and gallery organisations what they need do to make their building sustainable, and how to plan the process from identifying key actions and putting in hand easy wins, to programming maintenance and planning capital projects.

? Tuesday 25 April, 14.00 – 14.45

? Thursday 18 May, 09.00 – 09.45

To get log-in instructions, please email

Job Opportunity: Executive Guideor, Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG)

Job Opportunity:?Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG)
Job title: Executive Guideor
Fixed Freelance Fee – ?39,600 per annum
This is a remote position. Attendance at the annual TEG Connects event and other relevant sector events in the UK is expected. A budget will be available for costs related to travel and meetings.
123 days per annum
Contract:?Initial 12-month contract from the appointment with a possible two-year extension
Closing date: 11.59 pm GMT on Sunday 19 March 2023

TEG is seeking an experienced and dedicated Museum and Gallery sector professional to lead in the development of the organisation following our successful Arts Council England IPSO funding award. This role will be fundamental in ensuring the future growth and long-term sustainability of the organisation. You will have demonstrable experience in leading and developing an organisation (or large department, project or similar) with a mixed funding model alongside an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the current challenges and wider concerns of the Exhibitions sector.

Please download the information pack for further information here –

How to apply

Applicants should email their CV and a covering letter outlining their reasons for applying and how their experience, knowledge and skills meet the key responsibilities and person specifications to TEG Co-chair. CVs and cover letters should be no more than 4 sides of A4 in total. Applicants should also include the names and email addresses of two referees – one of whom should be your current or most recent employer/ client. We will contact your referees if you are invited to interview with your prior approval.

Closing Date

The application deadline is 11.59 pm GMT on Sunday 19 March 2023

Interviews will be held online on Microsoft Teams. It is anticipated that they will take place on or around 3 April 2023. If you have not heard from us by 25 March, you should assume that you have not been short- listed for an interview. TEG is committed to equal opportunities and inclusivity therefore we welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community.

If you need any assistance to submit your application or to attend an online interview please email Alanna Davidson at with ‘TEG Executive Guideor’ in the subject line.

Circulate Submissions close this FRDAY!

Just a reminder that if your museum or gallery have any small-is surplus material kicking about, please consider submitting to our newly launched Circulate scheme! Be sure to get them in before the end of this Friday, March 10th.

This is a new scheme inspired by our Museocycle initiative, where any objects or items (in good nick of course) will be listed on here to be taken by another institution, all for free! Museocycle will still be operating for the bigger items, such as display cases, this scheme is for smaller surplus items. Ideally, these are items that can easily be sent by post or collected from site. For example, if you have any surplus lanyards or notebooks, those kinds of materials will definitely be useful for another institution. 

Sites will need to organise transportation/delivery themselves, the description will detail whether pick-up or postal services will be needed.

If you would like to list an item, please provide the required information as listed below and send your listing to during the submission period of Tuesday, February 28th 2023 –  Friday, March 10th 2023. We will reply to submission to confirm we have received it. No pictures are required.

Once we have reviewed the listing we will add it to the Excel spreadsheet for it to go live on Monday, March 20th 2023, until Saturday, April 1st 2023 (no joke!).  If you find an item that you would like to take, please get in the contact with the person listed next to the item.

Name/type of item:



Post or Pick-up:


The Circulate scheme is currently in testing mode, so if you have any comments or suggestions for how we can improve this scheme, please send them to .

UK Emerging Museum Professionals Network (UKEMPN) Event

Wednesday 8th?March
Manchester Museum

Join the UKEMPN for our first social event of 2023 at the newly reopened Manchester Museum! Meet up with other emerging museum professionals for this chance to network, share what you are working on and hear from others, and enjoy some time as a museum visitor.?The event will begin at Manchester Museum 18:00-20:00, before moving on to Brewdog a short (2 minute) walk down Oxford Road.

What is an ‘Emerging Museum Professional’?

There is no strict definition of an EMP, and no one will be turned away! Generally, this will be someone who is at the beginning of their museum career, but it is up to you to decide if this fits. There is no age limit, experience requirements, and previous careers don’t matter!

More information about venue accessibility and the ‘Museum Late’ programme can be found here

The group look forward to seeing you there!

Getting Started with Apprenticeship Training

Museum Expandment North West

Wednesday 22nd March
10:00 – 11:30

An Introduction to Mentoring and Induction in the Workplace

This session is the final one in our “Getting Started with Apprenticeships Programme” and is very much aimed at those who want you to the introduce apprentices to the world of work and why mentoring can support new entrance to the workplace and help support apprenticeship completion.

It will cover

? What is mentoring and why is it important?

? Explore the benefits of mentoring

? Formal mentoring vs Informal mentoring

? The role of the mentor and mentee

? Who should mentor and the qualities needed

? Measuring success

? Previous experience and learnings

? Why induction is important

? A reminder of what induction should cover

Visit the Eventbrite page to book a FREE ticket –?

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