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.

Opportunities from the British Museum

FREE WORKSHOP – Exploring Ancient Cyprus in UK Museums, 15 June 2017

We are hosting a free workshop for UK curators and museum staff working with collections of antiquities from Cyprus, with talks and practical sessions by British Museum staff and specialists from leading UK museums with Cypriot material. For more information on the day and how to apply for a place, please email UK Partnerships Coordinator, Georgia Mallin, at gmallin@britishmuseum.org – the deadline for applications is Friday 28 April 2017.

 

NEW SESSIONS – Free Collections Skills Sharing Programme

New sessions are now available as part of the British Museum’s Collections Skills Sharing Programme supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. These practical training sessions are free to attend for UK museum staff and volunteers, and we have travel bursaries available to ensure there are no financial barriers to participation. Sessions are bookable online here, with a new batch of sessions now scheduled for May through to July 2017.

 

NOW OPEN – Marsh Trust Award 2017

Applications are open for this year’s Volunteers for Museum Learning Award, presented by the British Museum and the Marsh Christian Trust. The award celebrates the contribution of volunteers in museums, galleries and heritage sites all over the UK. For more information and to apply, please visit the British Museum website. The closing date for applications is Friday 14 July 2017.

 

CALL FOR PAPERS – British Museum Conference 2017 “Get what you give? The value and benefits of proactively lending collections”

We are seeking proposals for this year’s National Programmes conference at the British Museum on which will explore the subject of lending museum collections. The day will include a lively programme of workshops, discussion and debate, which we hope will be shaped by contributions from colleagues across the UK. Please see below for details about the Call for Papers; the deadline for submissions is Friday 28 April 2017.

National Programmes Conference 2017 - Call for Papers