News & Opportunities

Here you will find all the latest news and opportunities from around the region and nationally. Just click on the 'show tags' button on the left under the calendar to filter the information to your requirements.

Security Review 'sharing day'

Accredited museums must obtain expert and objective security advice for collections at least every five years and plan to implement any recommendations.  We are interested to find out if there are museums in west Kent who are due a review of their security arrangements and would benefit from a 'sharing day' with a consultant security advisor to help meet the Accreditation requirement. Please contact to register your interest.

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 from the Arts Council England.

Together, the programmes will receive around £3 million per year.  The successful recipients are:

  • Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives (BMGA) (South West)
  • Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust (Midlands)
  • Leicestershire County Council (Midlands)
  • Manchester City Galleries (North)
  • Museum of London (London)
  • Norfolk Museums Service (South East)
  • Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove (South East)
  • Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (North)
  • York Museums Trust (North)

The exact amount of funding for each organisation will be confirmed in due course.

The aim of the Museum Development grants programme is to ensure that a network of advice and support is available for all Accredited museums, as well as those working towards Accreditation, no matter what their size or scope, so that they can maximise their benefits to audiences and communities. The fund will support a national network of organisations that promote museum development, and will also complement existing support provided by other funding agencies, including local authorities.

Click here to read more about the South East Museum Development Programme's plans for 2015-18.