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:Community Engagement Consultant, Guildford Museum

Guildford Borough Council is seeking a lively and experienced community engagement consultant to help integrate Guildford Museum with its community.  We want to go beyond public consultation and occasional partnership projects, to develop our role as community facilitators and collaborators. 

We are seeking to appoint an experienced engagement consultant to work closely with us to develop and deliver the project Your Stories, Your Museum, through an Arts Council England Museum Resilience grant.  Our consultant will produce a community engagement strategy and action plan for the Museum, help us plan 4 -6 pilot projects for the Heritage Team to deliver in 2017, provide mentoring and support for the team throughout the delivery phase and provide a 3rd party evaluation report of our achievement and learning by March 2018.

The fee for the consultancy is expected to be between £20,000 and £24,000.  Work is planned to start by early December and to be completed by the close of March 2018.

The closing date for proposals is 12 noon 14th November.  Further details and application requirements are available through the Council’s e-portal https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sesharedservices/aspx/ProjectManage/10994