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.

Catalyst: Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy - join Cohort 2!

Applications are closing soon for museums in the Hampshire Solent region to join cohort 2 of the Heritage Lottery Funded Catalyst project ‘Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy’. Museums will develop fundraising skills through training, mentoring, practical activities, peer support and shadowing opportunities. They will also learn how to build relationships with the philanthropic community and understand how to raise the profile of the museum and showcase the heritage product.

The project aims to create a culture of philanthropy and inspire a real step change for both the museums and the philanthropic community in the area by supporting up to 30 museums over three years.

To find out further information or join cohort 2, contact Romilly Beard, Project Director on 01962 826701 or email:

Catalyst ‘Inspiring a Culture of Philanthropy’.