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! 

'Queer Legacies' Conference, Royal Pavilion & Museums in Brighton on 7 March 2018

Queer Legacies: Transforming Practice in Museums and Galleries post-2017 is a one-day conference to be held at the Royal Pavilion & Museums in Brighton on 7 March 2018, exploring the impact on the museum and galleries sector of programming to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK in 2017. 

The programme is now finalised and we are very excited to have secured a fabulous programme of speakers from around the country and beyond, discussing a diverse range of projects.  I attach the programme here with details of the speakers and presentations.

Tickets are selling fast, and I urge to book soon to secure your place.  Tickets are £65, concessions £45, and a limited number of ticket bursaries are available (closing date for applications 23 February). Please contact me if you have any queries or would like further information at this stage.  

Details about the conference and how to book are on our webpage:

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a fascinating day of presentations and debate, and look forward to welcoming you at the conference.