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.

Call to Action: Share and update the Kent & Medway FWW timeline

Rob Illingworth, Service Development Librarian - Local History, from KCC Libraries, Registration and Archives, and his team of volunteers have been busily researching the archives to find out what happened in Kent & Medway during the First World War.

View the abridged version of the timeline.

It is a fantastic resource, which museums, heritage groups, arts organisations, schools, and any other interested parties are free to use for their own purposes.  (Please note:  The entries in the international/national column are extracted from the Imperial War Museum First World War Timeline –  if you wish to publish any of the information included in this column, you must be a member of the IWM’s partnership programme. Please contact extranet1914@iwm.org.uk to seek permission.)

View the full timeline, as of Nov 2013 (this will continue growing as more information is added.

Can you add your local information?

We are now putting a call out to anyone who may have further, local information that they can contribute to the timeline.  All you need to do is add your entries to the template timeline below, referencing where you obtained the information, and return it to Rob Illingworth (Robert.Illingworth@kent.gov.uk).

Download and save a copy of the timeline template to add your own entries:

Kent & Medway in the First World War Timeline- Template for entries- 2 example entries included