News & Opportunities
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Strong showing by South East museums in Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Awards longlist
The longlist for the Family Friendly Museums Awards 2015 - organised by Kids in Museums and sponsored by the Telegraph Newspaper Group - has been announced.
No fewer than four of the 20 shortlisted museums are in the South East, demonstrating the brilliant commitment of our region to being family friendly.
These 20 made it to the longlist:
Beamish Museum, Durham
Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
Compton Verney Art Gallery, Warwickshire
Cutty Sark, London
Diving Museum, Gosport, Hampshire
Elgin Museum, Moray
Gallery Oldham, Greater Manchester
Geffrye Museum, London
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey
Haslemere Educational Museum, Surrey
Milton Keynes Museum
National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Devon
Science Museum, London
Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon life
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Cumbria
William Morris Gallery, London
The Winding House, Caerphilly
Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland
Congratulations to all longlisted museums. The longlist will now be put before a panel of experts, including Kids in Museums Patron celebrity children’s author Damian Dibben and historian and broadcaster Helen Castor. They choose a shortlist of six. These six museums are road-tested anonymously by families using the Kids in Museums Manifesto as a guide to their family friendliness. These families pick the winner. Kids in Museums are now recruiting families to be judges.