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.

New research from VisitBritain: Role of social media in engaging international audiences

VisitBritain have released a new research report looking at 'The Role of Social Media in the Context of Holidays'. The study focuses on four markets: the USA, India, Germany, South Korea and Germany and looks at how these populations use social media when planning a holiday to the UK.  

The report reveals preferences regarding types of device and platform used to inform decision making about destinations, preferences regarding professionally produced content or that generated by friends.  

Whilst providing useful information for institutions in the UK hoping to attract visitors from inbound tourism, the findings of the report could also be of use to museums and galleries trying to promote their work more generally to international audiences.

VisitBritain has a guide for how travel trade and industry can engage with social media channels on its website, see

Read the report here