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.

Your opportunity to be a part of the 'Creative Museums' experiment

Creative Museums will give six museums a fantastic research and development opportunity to enrich experience for their audiences, regenerate their programmes and venues and develop new business opportunities.

What’s Creative Museums?

Creative Museums is a time limited programme of experimentation for six museums and a wider cohort of peers. The participating museums will use a process called 'Scratch' to build lively programmes and venues which enrich the experience for visitors, directly and creatively involve their audiences, tackle challenges and generate new business opportunities. Priority will be given to small museums.

Creative Museums offers a unique practical programme of collaborative learning and testing. You will take part in workshops and masterclasses with a range of heritage, performance and arts specialists. You will be partnered with a producer to plan collaborative creative projects in your venue. You will share practice with other museums, producers and artists, exchanging skills, ideas and processes. A producer/ artist will be commissioned to work with you to realise your ideas.

Creative Museums is run by Battersea Arts Centre in partnership with independent consultant Gaby Porter.

Battersea Arts Centre has built a reputation in the museums and heritage sector for developing resilience both in its own organisation and in others, by using a creative process called Scratch. Battersea Arts Centre has used Scratch to shape its own architecture at Battersea Town Hall, as well as its performances. It has also used Scratch with partners and people in the education sector, social enterprises and public services. Battersea Arts Centre has recently taken on the Wandsworth Museum.

Gaby Porter brings a wealth of experience in the museums and heritage sector, especially around innovative approaches to interpretation, audience development and organisational learning.

There is still time to attend one of the introductory sessions:

  • 8 July: Battersea Arts Centre, London | 12pm – 3.30pm
  • 15 July: SAGE, Gateshead | 12pm – 3.30pm

To book, please email creativemuseums@bac.org.uk and include:

  • Your name
  • Name of the museum
  • Link to the museum website
  • The number of people working there

Read more about Creative Museums here