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.

Arts Council England Museum Resilience Fund Now Open!

Arts Council England is the development organisation for English regional museums. At a challenging time for funding in the sector, the focus of our approach for 2015-18 is on building a more resilient museums sector.

The Museum resilience fund addresses the priorities set out in their mission, Great art and culture for everyone, particularly linked to Goals 3 and 4 of their mission (see below): supporting a step change for the museums sector by enabling museums to become more sustainable and resilient businesses.

3. The arts, museums and libraries are resilient and environmentally sustainable

4. The leadership and workforce in the arts, museums and libraries are diverse and appropriately skilled

The fund will focus on any gaps (geographical or otherwise) or development opportunities across the sector, recognising that excellence and the potential for excellence can be found in museums of all sizes.

A budget of £10million is available for 2015/16, with indicative budgets for 2016/17 and 2017/18 remaining at that level.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday, 6th November.

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