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.

Museum Designation Scheme re-opened

The Scheme identifies collections of national significance and quality throughout England, held outside of the national museums, libraries and archives.

The announcement with links to the guidance can to be  found on the Arts Council website.

The Designation Scheme exists to identify and celebrate collections of outstanding resonance – that deepen our understanding of the world and what it means to be human.Collections that currently hold Designated status come from such diverse areas as political and ecclesiastical archives, art history, literature and theatre, economics, the history of transportation on land and on water, and the medical profession. They demonstrate eclectic tastes and intellectual journeys, the emergence of disciplines and theories and the careers of our famous figures.