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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! 

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 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 for full details as soon as possible.