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.

Culture 24 News

The Museums at Night festival returns from Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 October

The boutique autumn festival is just over a month away, and many museums have already registered events – it’s close to Halloween so there are quite a few spooky-themed happenings! If you are interested in getting involved, here are some tips on staging spooky events and here’s our big list of inspiring event ideas.

The final PR deadline to register event listings by is Friday 7 October – here’s how to register events: http://museumsatnight.org.uk/how-to-register-your-museums-at-night-event/#.V-EP0jXXq5I

For the first time, we’re also raising awareness of the festival by trialling a Twitter Thunderclap – find out more and add your support here: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/47159-museums-at-night-is-here?locale=en

Let’s Get Real – Young Audiences Phase 2: Seize the opportunity to better engage young people digitally

Finding ways to better reach and engage children and young people is becoming even more of a priority for arts and heritage organisations, as well as for funders. Digital technologies and digital content provide an incredible opportunity to do this. Are you grasping this opportunity or letting it slip through your fingers?  If you think you and your organisation could be doing more then you need to act NOW. 

Do something proactive today by signing up to Culture24’s collaborative action research project Let’s Get Real – Young Audiences Phase 2 to learn how to get better at serving the changing needs of children and young people through digital technologies and your digital content. You will learn from others, including experts in the field and young people themselves, learn through doing by practically testing out your ideas and learn together with your peers in a collaborative, supportive environment.

Find out more and sign up here: http://www.weareculture24.org.uk/projects/action-research/lets-get-real-young-audiences-phase-2/ . Deadline is 31st October 2016