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.

Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence is now open for entries

The annual Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence, now in its fifteenth year, recognise projects of excellence, innovative and ground-breaking exhibitions from galleries and visitor attractions across the UK and Europe.

These range from remarkable achievements of national institutions to projects crafted with limited resources and those championing their staff and volunteers who work hard to deliver inspiring visitor experiences.

Who Can Enter?

The categories for 2017 will cover all major aspects of the museums, galleries and heritage attractions sector and are open to operators and suppliers unless otherwise stated.

Entries from outside contractors and suppliers are also welcomed, presenting you with an incredible opportunity to get your brand in front of 7 key influencers in this sector. Where the entry relates to a specific attraction it must only be submitted with the prior consent of the client concerned and we recommend that you collaborate with your client to ensure you are providing all the correct facts and figures.

All projects entered into the categories must be carried out in the UK, with the exception of the International Award category which is open to overseas applications.

Deadline for Entry - Wednesday 1st February 2017

The Awards Ceremony - The awards will be presented at a prestigious dinner on Wednesday 17 May 2017, in the Historic Staterooms of 8 Northumberland in the heart of London.

How to enter - click here

Museums + Heritage Awards Website