To our Forum,
We hope you are keeping well during these very uncertain times. Firstly, our thanks on behalf of the Forum Committee for your understanding of delays in responses to emails sent to the Forum email account and postponements of our meetings during what has been a particularly chaotic time in co-ordinating Covid-19 responses within our wider respective organisations.
We were pleased to partner with Museums Development East Midlands (MDEM) on the recent ‘Re-opening the Region’ online session on 26th June, which detailed a range of information and resources available to support museums, galleries and heritage sites in re-opening once museums, galleries and heritage attractions are allowed to open in England from 4th July. It was good to connect with members again and we will share news of future sessions planned and updates as received.
To help keep members in touch in what can feel a lonely and distant time, we set up a Facebook group for active forum members. This can be accessed by following the link that follows and completing the membership questions to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nottsheritage/
It was with regret that the Committee had to take the decision to postpone the 19th May 2020 AGM meeting, which was scheduled to take place at Trent Bridge Cricket Club. It is likely that this postponement, as a result of extenuating circumstances caused by Covid-19, will take this year’s AGM into the summer or early autumn months. We are currently exploring options around alternative dates, or the possibility of hosting an online meeting if necessary. In the meantime, our existing Committee, including those who came to an end of their existing term in May 2020, will continue to support the Forum.
Lastly, the Committee made the decision to postpone membership dues (2020-2021) until further notice and to cancel the proposed 2020 Nottinghamshire Heritage Awards, and is currently in discussion with MDEM as regards the future format for the awards.
In the meantime, we’d like to take this opportunity to send very best wishes to all our members during this difficult time.
– The Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum Committee