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 to register your interest.

£300,000 Fund available to Regional Museums

The John Ellerman Foundation has created a £300,000 fund for regional museums and galleries with a focus on visual and decorative arts, and social and natural history collections.

The aim of the fund is to enhance and sustain curatorial development to attract a broader public. This could include new ways of working for curators, and partnerships to develop and share good practice.

Applicants are encouraged to show an emphasis on the value of curatorial skills; a commitment to excellence, innovation and audience development; strong leadership at board and senior management level; effective financial management; and a lasting legacy.

Applicants must also demonstrate the national significance of their collection or work, and excellence in their field at a national level.

Three or four grants will be made each year, and grants can be for up to three years.

The fund will be distributed annually, with the first deadline for applications on 25 October 2013. The first funding tranche for successful applications is expected to be released in April 2014.

To find out more and apply, please go to the Ellerman website.