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.

Collections Trust publish tips for increasing access to museum storage

On their blog, the Collections Trust publish regular updates and useful guidance on a wide range of subjects surrounding museum documentation. From an introduction to their outreach programme, which SEMDP help to deliver locally, to helping you choose your Collections Management System.

Recently, this included an article about the lessons learnt in regional museums seeking to increase access to their stored collections.

Access to stored collections is highlighted in the Government's Culture White Paper as one of the four core themes to be included in the upcoming Museum Review. The other three themes are: shared services, digitisation and resilience.

Read Collections Trust blog on storage