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.

Friends of Brading Roman Villa awarded Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

The Friends of Brading Roman Villa have been awarded Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. The museum, on the Isle of Wight, is supported by an active corps of volunteers from the Friends group who work to increase public awareness by promoting, supporting and assisting in the preservation and presentation of the villa, an Accredited museum.

Sometimes dubbed 'the MBE for volunteer groups', the QAVS is a personal award given by Her Majesty the Queen. The aim of the award is to locate and recognise exceptional work carried out by any voluntary organisation working in the community.

Chairman of the Friends of Roman Villa David Reeves said: 'I would like say well done and thank you to all the volunteers past and present for their dedication, enthusiasm and hard work, in giving their time and expertise to enable the Villa to remain one of the UK’s major historical sites.'

Brading Roman Villa