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.

Still time to take part in ‘Hidden Treasures’

Collections Trust and The Independent newspaper have partnered for a second year to run Hidden Treasures, a national initiative to celebrate collections in UK museums and archives. Details of participating museums are available online at www.HiddenTreasures.org.uk or see their Facebook Page.

Over the course of six days, from 22 to 27 August, more than 70 museums across the UK will put on special events, tours and talks to give the public the chance to get to know their Hidden Treasures better. All events are free and a wide range is being offered to cater for all age groups.

The Hidden Treasures campaign was officially launched at the OpenCulture 2013 conference reception on 2 July, and The Independent promoted it in its 13 July issue. This included a special feature in its Radar magazine. Further details are available on the Independent website.

If your organisation is interested in taking part in this year’s Hidden Treasures then it is not too late. E-mail naomid@wonderbird.eu for full details as soon as possible.