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.

Sharing collections online with the ECK

Sharing collections information online through platforms like Europeana and Wikipedia is a great way to unlock the potential in your collections, which is why the Collections Trust have been working on projects that enable you to do this in a controlled and simple way. One of the results of a recently completed project was the Easy Connection Kit. The ECK is a functionality within existing Collections Management Systems that allows you to structure, validate and submit the records you choose to the platforms you want to share them with. The ECK works with most of the major Collections Management Systems.

To find out more talk to your provider or read this handy ECK guide.