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.

International Jodi Awards for Accessible Digital Culture - Call for Applications

Applications for the Jodi Awards 2015 are now invited. The Jodi Awards recognise the best use of digital technology in widening access to information, collections, learning and creativity for disabled people in museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries and archives.

The Awards were first given in 2003 for best projects in the UK. In 2010 the Awards were opened to web-based projects from all countries. The Jodi Awards 2015 are fully international and museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries and archives from all countries can apply.

Applications are welcomed from organisations of all sizes, for low-tech and hi-tech projects and for small or large audiences. What matters is the quality of your project.

Previous winners include Berlin für Blinde, Eole by Fondation Valentin Hauy, Karlovy Vary Library, Tate Modern, MShed Bristol, Imperial War Museum Duxford and Vocaleyes.

Please submit your application by 12 January 2015. If you are planning to apply for an Award, please send an email entitled "Expression of Interest".  In this email please state the name of your organisation and the title of your project. This information will help track incoming applications.

More information, including case-studies of winning and commended projects, and an application form are available here.