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.

Action on Energy

In a climate of ever increasing energy bills and a desire to operate environmentally sustainably, the not-for-profit organisation DTA Wales’ Energy Action Group is one avenue which museums can explore. Its Energy Buying Group has experience working with a number of heritage organisations including The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, which was able to take advantage of the competitive quotes they received.

The Energy Action Group work with energy consultants who check bills, simplify the administrative process and provide energy quotes that can save you money.

Additionally, the Energy Action Group can offer advice on energy efficiency measures including LED lighting, voltage optimisers and boiler management systems.

The Energy Action Group would like to offer independent museums interested in reducing their Global Climate Change impact a fully comprehensive energy management portal where each museum can access their own data and generate a wide range of energy reports.

This system would also enable museums not wishing to install smart meters to manually add their data on a regular basis.

Please contact the Energy Action Group for more information by email or by calling 02920 190260.

More information here.

Action on Energy leaflet