Helping museums in the East Midlands to serve the public better


Welcome to EMMS - the East Midlands Museums Service. Our website aims to support museum practitioners in their work, and to guide visitors to further information about the region’s museums and heritage sites. We hope you enjoy using the website.


East Midlands Heritage Conference & Awards 2015

In June 2013, the first East Midlands Heritage Awards were presented to a plethora of inspirational projects from East Midland's museums and heritage sites. Our region celebrated being 'Stronger Together' and the awards reflected just that. Details for the 2015 Awards are currently being finalised and award categories refined. Further information is to be released… - read the full postMore

BM/HLF Learning Museum programme: Call for Partners

Deadline: Midday on 15th October The British Museum’s National Programmes team has announced a nationwide call for partner museums for Learning Museum, an HLF Skills for the Future programme which will provide young persons from diverse backgrounds with high quality entry-level vocational training, champion best practice in museum collections and development skills, and create a… - read the full postMore

Cultural Commissioning Programme Support

The Cultural Commissioning Programme is working hard to strengthen the environment for cultural commissioning!  Their programme of support is now being launched to help arts and cultural organisations engage with public service commissioning and diversify their income.  From 2014 to 2016, they will work with arts and cultural organisations, and with commissioners, to build knowledge,… - read the full postMore

The Collections Trust Events

The Collections Trust have recently updated their online listing of sector events. Please let them know if you would like to add any events to the list: The Collections Trust has just launched a series of free Collections Skills Seminars. These are being supported by Arts Council England and are aimed at Collections Management… - read the full postMore

Book now for #Gallerycamp14, QUAD Derby on 23rd September 2014.

#Gallerycamp14 is THE annual UK ‘unconference’ for people interested in discusing the role of digital and technology in future of the arts, cultural and broader creative sectors. It has never been more important for the sectors to make the most of digital and new tech. Gallerycamp is your platform to discuss, showcase, pitch or indeed… - read the full postMore

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Culture Grid

Search for photographs and images of objects from museums and libraries across the East Midlands on the Culture Grid. Topics include toys and games, coal mining, designer fashion and shoes.

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Museums in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire

There are over 240 museums in the East Midlands - their variety reflects the contrasts, diversity and rich cultural heritage of the region. Find out more.

REDS - Support in Emergencies

REDS team at Chatsworth

The Regional Emergencies & Disaster Support (Service) provides advice, support, training and resources in emergency planning and disaster recovery, throughout the East Midlands, and beyond. EMMS members signed up to the REDS Service also have access to the REDS Team of museum practitioners; they are trained to provide on-site guidance in emergency preparedness, and support in the event of an incident. Find out more.