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.

Mary Rose Museum wins Hampshire Business Award for RBS Management Team of the Year

Portsmouth’s Mary Rose Museum has won the Hampshire Business Award for RBS Management Team of the Year, in competition with companies from across the county.
The ceremony took place at an exclusive dinner in the Winchester Guildhall, with proceedings hosted by BBC journalist Justin Webb, and supported by the CBI (Confederation of British Industry).

The RBS Management of the Year Award was accepted by Charles Barker, Director of Mary Rose Archaeological Services, on behalf of the Mary Rose Trust.

The award won by the Mary Rose Trust is given for effective team management and strong leadership.

Presenting the award, RBS Regional Director Dan Salanson said: “The management team have a clear vision to make the Mary Rose an international exhibition, overcoming the not insignificant hurdle of finding £35m of funding for this really ambitious project. The sheer scale of the achievement and its successful outcome are testament to the skills and leadership of the Mary Rose management team.”

Pictured: Sue Judge (Museum Services Manager), Simon Clabby (Digital Marketing Co-ordinator), Becky Ashton (Museum Events Manager) and Charles Barker D(irector of Mary Rose Archaeological Services) at Winchester's Guildhall to receive their award. Image courtesy of Hampshire Business Awards.