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TWA Cultural heritage Digitisation Grant fund returns for third year

MLAG-image (002)After providing over £12,000 of support for UK cultural heritage institutions and business archives to digitise their holdings in its first two years, the TownsWeb Archiving Digitisation Grant has returned once more in 2018.

The Grant has funding awards of up to £5000 available to help archives, museums, libraries and galleries digitise and open up access to their collections.

Any UK heritage organisation is welcome to apply for the funding, simply by completing and submitting the Grant application form. As in previous years, each bid will be scored across three core criteria: heritage need, social and community impact, and research impact.

As in previous years, applications will be assessed by a three-strong judging panel made up of John Chambers, chief executive of the Archives & Records Association; Claire Adler, independent HLF mentor and heritage consultant; and Paul Sugden, lead digitisation consultant at TownsWeb Archiving.

The deadline for TWA Digitisation Grant applications is 12th July 2018. Find out how to apply and read more details at:


Lloyd’s Register Foundation Heritage & Education Centre Workshops

These events are free and will be held in April and May 2018 at the historic Collcutt building at 71 Fenchurch Street.  Further details from Sean Clemenson,, +44 (0)20 7423 2786

How to use the Register of Ships – Mon 23 April

How to research your Lloyd’s Register family -Tues 24 April –

Using Ship Plans and Surveys – Wed 2 May

General Q&A session with the public – Friday 4 May

Directory of Digitisation Funding Sources

MLAG Conference 2017 – Promoting Museum Research

Presentations from the 2017 MLAG Conference (“Promoting Museum Research”) held at the British Museum on 14.12.17 are now available to view on the new MLAG events page.

Please select the reading view or slideshow to view the presentations.  Some presenter notes can be viewed using the normal view option.

There are also links to the two repositories featured in the case studies and to a storify edition of the @MLAGuk tweets from the day.