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.
NatSCA's Bill Pettit Memorial Award is open
The Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA) is pleased to invite applications to this year’s Bill Pettit Memorial Award. Up to £1,500 of grant money will be made available to NatSCA members every year to support projects including the conservation, access, and use of natural science collections.
Applications are invited under a wide range of categories. Each project will be considered on its own merits by the NatSCA committee and the committee’s decision, including not awarding any money that year, will be final. Grants up to £1,500 are available. To apply please put together a 700 word project proposal, which must include:
- The name and status (e.g. charity, individual, local authority) of the applicant
- The proposed outcomes of the project and benefits to the museum
- Detailed costs
- Accurate timescale (including any work undertaken so far and the project end date)
- Details of other funding/match funding already secured for the project
Grants will be considered on an annual basis in January or February.
Deadline for 2015 applications: Friday 11th December
Successful applicants will be announced at the NatSCA annual general meeting and are required to produce a report/article on their project for publication.
Applications are open to NatSCA individual or institutional members only.
Please contact David Gelsthorpe (email@example.com, 0161 3061601) for further information or to submit a grant application.