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.

Sustainability Project Sharing Day

28th March 2018, Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

Kelmscott Manor invites museums from around the area to come and find out more about their Arts Council England Resilience funded sustainability project and the Manor's plans, and to hear about what they have learnt.

In a time of political and economic uncertainty and an ever increasing demand on resources, Kelmscott Manor is looking for innovative ways to increase its profile and become more sustainable so that the Manor and its heritage will continue to attract visitors and be maintained for future generations. The day will feature talks about the project and also a talk by a professional fundraiser with a specialism in museums.

Lunch will be provided and a tour of the beautiful property will also be offered. The manor, famed for their cream teas, has been described as an 'utterly beautiful slice of heaven', and this is a day not to be missed! 

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 – 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