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 joanna.low@brighton-hove.gov.uk to register your interest.

The British Museum - final call for Partners

The British Museum is making a final call for partners for its HLF Skills for the Future-funded 'Learning Museum' programme, ahead of the 15th October deadline.

They are particularly keen to hear from museums which promote diversity, community engagement, youth employment and vocational training (alongside innovative skills in both collections management and museum development).  The scheme will provide young people from diverse backgrounds with high quality entry-level vocational training.  Twenty trainees will be mentored at partner museums for one year.  There will also be group work, creating a network among all those involved.  The British Museum will pay all direct costs, and support the recruitment of trainees.  The project will begin in December 2014.

Contact the http://mmcbratney@britishmuseum.org">British Museum for full details and see here for the original news item.