This selection of Case represent the breadth and depth of work that the Museum Development Programme is involved with, from smaller one-off projects on collection care, through to larger governance related work. The Case Studies here are all from the ACE-funded period of 2012 onwards.
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Teaching children about history through animation at Sandwich Guildhall Museum
Sandwich Guildhall Museum was privileged to host the well known children’s author Faye Beerling, as part of their ongoing development to engage new and existing audiences.
Care, Cleaning and Display of Military Uniform at the KSY
Volunteers at The Kent & Sharpshooters Yeomanry (KSY) Museum receive practical training after the museum reopens in a new site.
Dealing with Mould at The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Staff and volunteers at The Historic Dockyard in Chatham receive training on how to deal with mould after it was discovered there was an outbreak in one of their stores.
Good Governance Consultation at the Spitfire & Hurricane Museum
Find out how the Spitfire & Hurricane Museum reviewed their governance and as result, have now improved their policies and plans and have moved to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).
Adlib Designer Training for Collections Staff at Maidstone Museums
Collections staff at Maidstone Museums attedend Adlib Designer Training to improve sustainability and management of the collection and CMS by having skills in house.
The Spitfire & Hurricane Museum at the Managing Safely Training Course
Matt Demedts from the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum describes his experiences on a RoSPA Managing Safely (IOSH) Course.
Environmental monitoring, Royal Engineers Museum, Kent
In August 2013, the Royal Engineers Museum borrowed from the Conservation Resource Bank 5 Hanwell dataloggers to record the temperature and humidity levels within thier display and storage spaces.
Conservation Materials and Archives, Chatham Historic Dockyard
Chatham Historic Dockyard recently used some conservation material from the Conservation Resource Bank to help them complete an inventory project, which was vital in being able to display the collection in a new exhibition.
An Energy Audit for the Guildhall Museum, Rochester
Guildhall Museum in Rochester has implemented a range of initiatives to monitor and reduce utility consumption and spend, following an Environmental Audit by the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC funded by the South East Museum Development Programme.
A Vision for Sittingbourne?
Swale Museums Group created a sub group, ‘Sittingbourne Heritage Steering Group’, to develop an options appraisal and vision in relation to the allocation of the Section 106 funds to the heritage organisations of Sittingbourne.
A Review of REMLA's Interpretation
Staff and volunteers at the Royal Engineers Museum received a welcome visit and advice from interpretation consultant Kate Measures. Find out how they got on here.
Natural History Collections Review at Maidstone Museum
As the current Museum team does not include a natural historian, specialist skills were required to identify the significance of specimens and to highlighting areas of duplication as part of the museum's wider Collections Review.
Big Animal Health Check at the Powell-Cotton Museum
See how the Head of Collections and a specialist undertook a full conservation assessment of as many of the Museum’s historic taxidermy specimens as possible in 2 of the museum's galleries.
Sustainable Volunteering at Brook Agricultural Museum
An overview of the specific outcomes achieved by Brook Agricultural Museum as part of the wider Kent Sustainable Volunteering project which took place between July 2013 and February 2014.
Sustainable Volunteering at Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery
An overview of the specific outcomes achieved by Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery as part of the wider Kent Sustainable Volunteering project which took place between July 2013 and February 2014.
Sustainable Volunteering at the Royal Engineers Museum
An overview of the specific outcomes achieved by the Royal Engineers Museum as part of the wider Kent Sustainable Volunteering project which took place between July 2013 and February 2014.
Sustainable Volunteering at the Powell-Cotton Museum
An overview of the specific outcomes achieved by the Powell-Cotton Museum as part of the wider Kent Sustainable Volunteering project which took place between July 2013 and February 2014.
MODES for Chiddingstone Castle
Find out how Chiddingstone Castle upgraded their MODES cataloguing software and received training for staff and volunteers in order to make the collection better catalogued and to improve access.
Income Generation at the Royal Engineers Museum
This project was designed to review of the Roal Engineers Museum's current retail situation and to seek advice on how these could be improved, as part of the wider 'Income Generation for Museums' prorgamme of work in Kent & Medway.
Disaster Recovery training at The Beaney!
Craig Bowen, Museums and Galleries Development Manager (Collections):
An excellent day's training that created a lot of enthusiasm amongst staff that will help in further in-house work on disaster recovery.
Income Generation at Tunbridge Wells Museum
This project was designed to review of Tunbridge Wells Museum's current retail plans and methodologies and to seek advice on how these could be improved, as part of the wider 'Income Generation for Museums' prorgamme of work in Kent & Medway.
National Arts Fundraising School residential course: Canterbury
A week-long residential course attended by Canterbury Museums & Galleries with the aim to increase knowledge of different funding sources, including major donors, trusts and foundations, individual giving, sponsorship and legacies.
The Relocation of Britain at War
The Winston Churchill, Britain at War Museum, Toolley Street, London Bridge closed on 6th January 2013 and Railtrack is currently redeveloping the site. St Margaret’s Bay Museum agreed to acquire the collections and to move it from London to Kent.x
Remedial Conservation Needs Assessment
To evaluate and map the remedial conservation needs for museums of all sizes across the two sub-regions and follow up with site specific practical advice and intervention. To establish a long-term support network for collections care so that the skills and expertise developed by the project can be retained and shared.