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Kent & Medway Museums Partnership (KMMP)

The Kent & Medway Museum Partnership (KMMP) provides a forum for exchange of information, shared learning and discussion between the museums in Kent & Medway. 

Its role is:

  • Maintaining a joined up network of museum professionals across Kent & Medway
  • Developing partnerships and projects within the group and with other organisations where appropriate
  • Advising and assisting the progress of Museum Development  initiatives as funded by Arts Council England, (see page 3 for more information on this element)
  • Providing guidance on key local and sector needs
  • Offering expertise, support and advice to members and the wider museum community where possible
  • Coordinating lobbying actions on key issues on behalf of the wider museum community
  • Sharing and disseminating the information and lessons learned from members' work with each other and the wider museums sector
  • Assist in the shaping of the development of sector priorities through providing consultation and advice
  • Undertaking training/CPD opportunities that the group see beneficial to their work  

Representatives of the following organisations are members of the group:

  • Canterbury Museums & Galleries
  • Dover Museum & Bronze Age Boat
  • English Heritage
  • The Guildhall, Rochester
  • The Historic Dockyard, Chatham (Chair)
  • Kent & Medway Museum Development Officer
  • Kent County Council
  • Kent Museums Group
  • Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery
  • National Trust
  • Powell-Cotton Museum
  • Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive
  • The Turner Centre
  • Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery
  • Representative from the Kent Museum Mentors Network (KMMN) if appropriate
  • Representative from the Kent & Medway Learning and Access Group (KMLAG) if appropriate
  • Any other person(s) that the group would like to invite on occasion.

Frequency:

The KMMP will meet four times a year, at quarterly intervals.

Location:

The meeting location will move around the member venues in turn, or be held at a mutually convenient or central location. 

Expenses:

No money to cover travel, or any other expenses, is available via the group.  However, costs under exceptional circumstances may be met through the Museum Development operational budget.

Chairing and Secretariat:

The meetings are chaired by the Preservation & Education Director of The Historic Dockyard, Chatham.  The Chair has authority to schedule additional meetings as deemed appropriate.  Secretariat functions will be provided by the MDO. 

Reporting:

The MDO, in liaison with the Preservation & Education Director, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham are responsible for preparing the agenda and briefing papers, and circulating them a week in advance of scheduled meetings.

Minutes of meetings will be formally recorded and circulated to all KMMP members within 14 working days of the meeting.

Quorum:

As a minimum the quorum shall be two members plus the Chair and MDO.