Need signposting to a useful resource? Here you will find various links, reports, presentations, sample/example documents and templates, all free to access and use.
Just click on the 'show tags' button on the left under the calendar to filter the information to your requirements.
Arts Council England (ACE) champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. They support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries. In October 2011, ACE took on responsibility for the Renaissance programme, which Museum Development is part of.
ACE manage the national museum Accreditation Scheme which encourages museums to develop and raise standards.
Museums Association is a national independent membership organisation. They have produced the museum's 'Code of Ethics' as well as many other papers and articles. They lead on many national initiatives in best practice, hold training, and also run the Associateship of the Museums Association scheme for museum professionals wishing to develop their career.
Association of Independent Museums (AIM) is a membership organisation for all types of independent museums.
The National Archives provide very useful information for those with archives in your museum. Don't forget to look up your local County Record Office.
Our MDO colleagues in the South West, as part of the South West Federation, have a very comprehensive website full of useful resources.
The Museum Development team in the East, Share East, also have a useful selection of resources.
Prove your Point Training Resources
This workshop focussed on collecting evidence about users and their experience to meet the Accreditation standard and to make successful funding bids.
A Practical Guide to HLF Grant Programmes under £100,000
A training session hosted by by Judith Carruthers, Heritage Lottery Fund Development Officer, who presented funding programmes under £100,000.
Materials from 'Introduction to Documentation' Training Day
Materials from the Collections Trust training day at Dover Castle on 12th January 2017.
Access Review Template
As part of Accreditation, Museums commit to regularly reviewing their access requirements responding both to legal duties as well as good customer care. This template is designed to help you guide a review of your access provision and to record priorities for improvement for the future.
CSI Final Project Report April 2013
The CSI South East Museums team was a multidisciplinary consortium of conservators engaged to deliver the Arts Council England (ACE) funded project – ‘Remedial Conservation Needs Assessment (Kent, Sussex & Surrey) Pilot Project’.
Emergency Planning in Museums - learning from the Clanden Fire; Surrey History Centre on Friday 12th February 2016.
Materials from Funding for Young People focused projects briefing
Presentations from the 'Funding for Young People focused projects briefing event on Wednesday 1st July at Dover Museum, given by Heritage Lottery Fund and Artswork to help organisations understand the options available for apply for a project grant.
Materials from Museums and Student Volunteers
Materials from the Kent & Medway (KEN) event in partnership with the University of Kent, 'Museums and Student Volunteers' held on Tuesday 2nd June 2015.
Materials from Building Engagement: Creating a School Workshop
Materials from the Kent & Medway Building Engagement session, 'Creating a Schools Workshop' held on Tuesday 3rd February, 2015 at Maidstone Museum.
Materials from Building Engagement: Working with Schools
Materials from the Kent & Medway Building Engagement session, 'Working with Schools' held on Thursday 20th November, 2014 at Maidstone Museum.
Volunteer Management example documents from Royal Engineers Museum
A selection of documents developed by the Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive as part of the the Kent Sustainable Volunteering project 2013-14.
Materials from Museum2Museum: 'New Visions for Museums & Public Health'
Materials from the Kent & Medway Museum2Museum session, 'New Visions for Health & Well-Being' held on Tuesday 30th September, 2014 at The Beaney in Canterbury.
Philosophy for Children - resources and links
Information about Philosophy for Children (P4C) as a learning tool for museums to use with schools and other community groups. P4C is being used successfully ny the Powell-Cotton Museum in Birchington, Kent.
Painting Conservation training - handouts
Handouts on painting conservation delivered on behalf of CSI as part of the Sussex Museums Group remedial conservation project across Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent & Medway.
Book & Paper Conservation training - handouts
Powerpoint presentation and supporting handouts from Ruth Stevens on conservation of Books & Paper. Delivered by Ruth on behalf of CSI as part of the Sussex Museums Group remedial conservation project across Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent & Medway.
Textile Conservation training - handouts
Powerpoint presentation from Zenzie Tinker on textile conservation. Delivered by Zenzie on behalf of CSI as part of the Sussex Museums Group remedial conservation project across Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent & Medway.
Archaeological Objects Conservation training - handouts
Powerpoint presentation and supporting handouts from Dana Goodburn-Browns on conservation of Archaeological Objects. Delivered by Dana as part of the Sussex Museums Group remedial conservation project across Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent & Medway.
Materials from Museum2Museums: Collections Care at the Powell Cotton Museum
Handouts from the Museum2Museum Sharing Skills day led by the Powell Cotton Museum on Monday 17th March 2014.
Materials from Museum2Museum: Why Work With Artists? Why Work With Museums? Handouts
Handouts and documents shared by Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery from the session held on Monday 17th February 2014.
Emergency Planning & Recovery Handouts
Handouts and documents shared by Emma Dadson from Harwell Documentation Recovery Service at the session held on Wednesday 26th February 2014.
Communication Strategies for the Digital Age Handouts
Presentations given by the speakers Agnes Guylas and Kal Sajad in the second of two social media sessions commissioned by the Kent & Medway Museum Development Programme. Friday 17th January 2014.
Kent & Medway First World War Centenary Update event - materials
Materials and presentations from Kent & Medway's Museum Development Programme's First World War Centenary Update event, held at the Royal Engineers Museum on Monday 4th November 2013.
Social Media Essentials Handouts
Presentations given by the speakers Agnes Guylas and Kal Sajad in the first of two social media sessions commissioned by the Kent & Medway Museum Development Programme. Friday 20th September 2013.
Sussex Museums Group - Remedial Conservation Project Final Report 2013
The Final Report from CSI, who were commission by Sussex Museums Group to deliver a remedial conservation project across Surrey, East & West Sussex, Kent & Medway.
Kent Sustainable Volunteer Project - handouts
Handouts and notes from the Kent 'Sustainable Volunteering' project run between July 2013 - March 2014. Developed by Dare to Change and Stepping Up Training.
Kent Collection Mapping
Created by Jennifer Jackson, Finds Liaison Officer for Kent, for the 'Archaeology in Museums' trianing day. However, this mapping exercise can be used to capture information about any type of collection you hold, not just archaeology.
Conservation Resource Bank – Request Form
A request form to aquire equipment from the Conservation Resources Bank for Surery, Sussex and Kent museums.