Awards for All (A4A)

15 March 2007

A4A is launching a website – Abolition 200 - dedicated to promoting Bicentenary events throughout the year.

With support from the Museums Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and developed with the 24 Hour Museum, the site offers info about funding opportunities and gives an online profile to groups, communities and organisations involved in commemorating the Bicentenary.

Site users will be able to:

  • Upload event details to a searchable database
  • Read featured stories and link to highlighted information
  • Apply for Award for All grants for Bicentenary commemoration events/exhibs
  • Search for bicentenary events in their area
  • Access a special area for teachers and schools

To get your event or exhibition included on the new site enter details into the database using our Direct Data Entry system – DDE. If you are already a DDE user, you’ll find there’s simply a new ‘tick-box’ to use to tag your Abolition 200 commemorative event listing. Log-in at:

If you don't have a DDE password (or just need a reminder!), please email me on , or reply to this email.

24 Hour Museum currently has over 900,00 visitors every month, so don't miss out - take advantage of this free publicity for your 2007 commemoration events by making full and frequent use of DDE. You can list all your temporary exhibitions, as well as talks, workshops, open days, tours, object handling sessions and more.

Events entered onto the 24 Hour Museum site via the DDE system are also fed out to many other websites who have asked to receive our events listings, so your event information will reach an even wider audience.

For this reason, we encourage you to include the name of your institution in the event title, eg. 'Family Fun Day at Sometown Castle' rather than just 'Family Fun Day'. This will help it stand out when your event title appears in regional listings as a one-line clickable link to the full event details.

MLA North West
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