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.

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