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Sustainability Project Sharing Day

28th March 2018, Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

Kelmscott Manor invites museums from around the area to come and find out more about their Arts Council England Resilience funded sustainability project and the Manor's plans, and to hear about what they have learnt.

In a time of political and economic uncertainty and an ever increasing demand on resources, Kelmscott Manor is looking for innovative ways to increase its profile and become more sustainable so that the Manor and its heritage will continue to attract visitors and be maintained for future generations. The day will feature talks about the project and also a talk by a professional fundraiser with a specialism in museums.

Lunch will be provided and a tour of the beautiful property will also be offered. The manor, famed for their cream teas, has been described as an 'utterly beautiful slice of heaven', and this is a day not to be missed! 

Job Opportunity: Preventative Conservation Contractor, SEMDP

Freelance Preventive Conservator Contract

Salary: Value of the contract is £10,000

Contract: Contract (August 2016- end March 2017)

Hours: Flexible

Reporting to: Museum Development Officer (BOB)                              

Location: Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire

The South East Museum Development Programme (SEMDP)are seeking a freelance Preventative Conservator for a fixed term contract of between six and seven months.

This is a sub-regional project and will be focused on the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire area. The successful applicant will be required to provide preventative conservation advice and practical tips to museums in the area, as well as performing site visits, training and equipment demonstrations.

Please find attached the project brief, with details on the skills and experience that we are looking for. The contract value is £10,000 and the closing date for proposal submissions is 8th August 2016 at 17:00.

Please complete a project proposal according to the specifications set out in the contractor’s brief and submit this to the Museum Development Officer at

The closing date for proposal submissions is 8th August 2016 at 17:00. Interviews will be held on the w/b 15th August (date/time TBC).

Preventative Conservation Consultancy Brief