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.

Consultancy Opportunity: Isle of Wight Cultural Strategy

In July 2016 a group of seven heritage / cultural organisations from the Isle of Wight were successful with a collaborative bid to the Arts Council of England Museums’ Resilience Fund.

The bid’s stated objective was to “…identify a new, collaborative, fit-for-purpose, business model capable of challenging - and changing - the IW cultural sector’s current ‘direction of travel’.”

At the core of the bid was an undertaking to commission an independent agency that would bring forward recommendations for collaborative working and new practices that would radically improve the reach, fortunes and resilience of the Island’s heritage and cultural sector.

The partnered organisations are now seeking to appoint an experienced consultant / agency able to re-shape the Island’s heritage and cultural landscape.  The partners are seeking an appointee who will be able to bring forward recommendations for:

  • Re-modelling the sector on a more collaborative, joined-up, basis.
  • Maximising the use of scarce financial, human and environmental resources.
  • Fostering an environment that is conducive to innovation and invention.

For full details of this opportunity, please download the attached briefing document.

Deadline for submissions: 9am Monday 10 October 2016.

Consultancy Brief: Isle of WightCultural Strategy