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Preventive Conservation Training Days for Museums in Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Medway
New Year, New training days. The three sessions below are an idea of the type of training available to your museum absolutely free of charge through the Museum Development Programme. ...
Light monitoring at Royal Holloway Picture Gallery
The Hanwell Lux and UV monitors, which are a recent addition to the Conservation Resource Bank, are already being set to work at the Royal Holloway Picture Gallery. The staff at the gallery are using...
Funding opportunities for museums serving the South Downs National Park
Community Infrastructure Levy available from summer 2015 to support cultural heritage projects
Add your learning offer to a new website initiative
Developed in partnership with the South East Grid for Learning, the Royal Opera House Bridge, and the South East Museum Development Programme, the 'Engaging with Museums' website aims to...
South East Museum Development Programme receive ACE grant
It was announced today (Thursday 25th September 2014) that the South East Museum Development Programme, led by the Royal Pavilion & Museums, has been awarded one of 9 museum development grants...
Preventive Conservation assessments and training available for Surrey, Sussex and Kent museums
Opportunity to request a bespoke in-house training day or audit to support your collection care needs.
Good news for South East museums receiving Arts Council Resilience Funding
Today, Arts Council England announced the 108 organisations who were successful in applying to the first round of the Resilience Fund. These organisations are set to receive a total of over £17.5 million of investment between them.
Museum + Heritage Awards - vote for Haslemere Museum
Vote for the only museum in the south east to be shortlisted!
The People's Postcode Trust - Small Grants Programme Open to Applications in the South of England
Grants range from £500 to £20,000 for organisations South East England (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex).
Uniques Project website goes live
Bexhill Museum (lead partner) and four other museums in the South East carried out an ethnographic collections review project in 2014-2015, funded by the Arts Council England’s Strategic Support Fund.
Apply to the RAISE Challenge Fund
The RAISE team is excited to be evolving the way it provides support to voluntary and community sector organisations across the South East. We are making a step change in our own approach to delivering support to help you to make a difference to people.
Haslemere Museum volunteers awarded Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
Haslemere Educational Museum wins another award.
British Gas Energy Efficiency Fund
The British Gas Energy Efficiency Fund offers up to £5,000 (plus VAT) of energy efficiency measures at small businesses / organisations, including new boilers, LED lighting and insulation. Non-public sector run museums across the South East region shou
The Hockey Museum gains International Recognition
New partnership between The Hockey Museum & FIH Foundation
BRAVE STEPS with Open Sesame
Host museums and cultural venues are currently being sought for Autumn 2015 for the BRAVE STEPS Development Package.
Take part in our annual museum survey
We need museums to help us gather evidence to demonstrate the importance of museums both locally and regionally, to funders and stakeholders. Complete your survey now!
Postcode Community Trust Grants available for applications in January 2016
Grants from £500 to £20,000 are available to grassroots organisations, registered charities and to non-profit community businesses in England for projects that help to regenerate communities.
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Access and Participation Fund
Grants are available for not-for-profit, formally constituted organisations to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts. Applications will be considered for projects that challenge ine-quality of opportunity in access to and participation in t
Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts-based Learning Fund
Grants are available for charities, community or-ganisations, social enterprises and not-for-profit companies active in the arts and working in part-nership with educational institutions.
The Museums Association members meeting comes to Brighton
On Thursday 14th January 2016, Museum Association members were invited to join MA colleagues at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. Simon Stephens, the MA's Head of Publications and Events, welcomed members before President of the MA, David Fleming (Director
Preventive Conservation offer for Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Medway museums
A new year's message from our Preventive Conservation Officer, Emily Nisbet-Hawkins, offering lots of support, advice, training and resources for museums in Surrey, Sussex, Kent & Medway.
First look at the Annual Return survey for 2014-15
Background to the South East Museums Annual Return, where it came from, how it was developed, and read a summary of 2014-15 feedback.
Opportunity to share your story as part of Royal Holloway University's 'Citizens' project
Does your museum, archive or historical society celebrate a local hero who championed liberty, justice or democracy? Is your town or village associated with a key event, movement or figure in a wider struggle for rights? If so, then Royal Holloway Univer
Study conservation at West Dean College
West Dean College is part of The Edward James Foundation, a charitable trust which was set up to promote education in conservation and creative arts
ViL Project 2017-18
This Surrey, East & West Sussex Museum Development funded opportunity continues with our aim to support museums to develop sustainable practices in volunteer management.
Caring for Photographic Materials, Surrey
This is a comprehensive session to help you with all aspects of caring for photographic collections in museums.
Can the University of Brighton help your organisation with consultancy/research resources?
The University of Brighton, the Brighton Business School now has a module that aims to help final year students develop their employability and consultancy skills through the completion of a business/consultancy project.
Volunteering Opportunity: Do Some Time at the Old Police Cells Museum
Brighton & Hove’s very own police museum is looking for volunteers to help explore the area’s history of keeping the peace.
Sustainable Business Partnership CIC, East Sussex
Grants of up to £1000 to cover 40% of the cost of an energy efficiency project, such as LED lighting, insulation or heating controls are available to businesses, social enterprises or charities
Volunteer Management: Getting it Right, Sussex
We all tick the Accreditation box, saying we carry out inductions for volunteers, but what do we actually include in an induction? How much do they need to know? This one day training course will cover all the best-practice basics for volunteer management
Utilise Plus, Sussex
The Utilise Plus Energy Saving Workshops are practical, interactive sessions for organisations with premises. You will explore how your organisation can benefit from making energy efficiency improvements.
Job Opportunity: Assistant Curator, Christ’s Hospital, Horsham
Christ's Hospital require a curatorial administrator and educator, with an appreciation and understanding of historical collections and how they are managed to join their small team of Museum staff and volunteers.
Making Digital Fit: Getting digital technology to work for your museum, Brighton
This is a one day training event aimed at those working or volunteering for museums that are Accredited or working towards Accreditation with the south east.
Job Opportunity: Creative Programme Director, Petworth House, Sussex
Petworth House are looking for a highly respected, established Individual with a proven track record of leading a step-change in culture and practice.