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.

Museum Mentor wanted at Tenterden Museum

Tenterden & District Museum is looking for a Museum Mentor. Housed in a characterful white weatherboard building, the museum was opened in 1976 and is run entirely by volunteers. Its collections are mainly of local history.

Museum volunteers have recently created a new audioguide and installed new technology to explore the collections. They are making improvements to access and displays and there is an active group researching the local history of Tenterden. The museum’s website is http://www.biddendenkent.co.uk/WEBSITES/TenterdenMuseum/index.htm

The Museum Mentor is a voluntary position supporting Arts Council England’s Accreditation scheme. The role provides an excellent opportunity to share your knowledge and skills with the museum and its enthusiastic volunteers. 

To be a Museum Mentor you must have:

•    A minimum of 5 years of working professionally within a museum and with recent experience at a curator/manager level
•    Relevant or linked qualification
•    A commitment to CPD

Mentors generally provide up to 4 days a year support to their mentored museum – including a minimum of two site visits and attendance at one trustees’ meeting.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further or express your interest in the role please contact http://accreditation@brighton-hove.gov.uk" target="_blank">accreditation@brighton-hove.gov.uk 

If you’d like to know more about Tenterden Museum, please contact the Treasurer, Robin Wilkins, robinwilkins12@gmail.com