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).
'Emergency Preparedness' Peer Development Group
Five Hampshire Solent museums with a common interest in Emergency Preparedness worked together to learn more about it. The members identified a common starting point: as Accredited museums they all had Emergency (or Disaster) Plans, their key focus was to ensure that these plans are live documents, owned and understood in their organisations, rather than something that sits neglected in a drawer.
Hampshire Solent museums’ ‘Orphan Collections’ project in partnership with Portsmouth University’s School of Law
In 2013-14, the Hampshire Solent Museum Development Programme brokered an opportunity with the University of Portsmouth’s Masters in Corporate Governance and Law programme, whereby postgraduate students volunteered in museums, working with staff and trustees work to identify priority collections with unclear ownership or loan arrangements, to conduct relevant research to establish title, and to help the museums to fully understand the legal parameters and their possible courses of action in relation to their orphan objects.
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.
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.