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.

The V&A Professional Development programme for Spring/Summer 2017 is now available

The V&A Professional Development programme for Spring/Summer 2017 is now available to view online with details of courses available on the V&A website and through our dedicated LinkedIn showcase page. The full course booklet is also available to download here (PDF).

By sharing the expertise and knowledge of our staff, our goal is to support cultural institutions in continuing to provide a service of the highest quality to the public. This is a process we are proud to be involved in and over the coming years we hope to support the development of professionals across the sector, both nurturing and learning from the experiences of those working in other museums, galleries, and heritage centres.

We understand that the heart of every museum is its staff, without whom our cultural heritage could not be preserved and made accessible for years to come. Our aim is to enrich the skills already held by delegates, to enable growth led by internal, well-trained staff, and to inspire the next generation joining the museum and heritage sector by providing exciting and innovative courses that offer the skills that they need to begin their careers.

For further information about our programmes, please call V&A CPD Programme Coordinator Malini Balluck on +44 (0)20 7942 2195 or email m.balluck@vam.ac.uk to find out more.