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.

AIM Visitor Verdict benchmarking scheme - update

Over 120 museums have completed their registration for AIM’s new visitor experience benchmarking scheme, Visitor Verdict, and over 1,000 visitors have already been invited to share feedback about their visits via the online survey. The service, free to AIM members for the first two years, aims to help members become more resilient by benchmarking visitor experience measures for their museum against their peers. Insights from the service will help museums prioritise ways to improve the visitor experience, identify areas which are delivered well and those where improvement is needed, and lend weight to potential funding bids.

Visitors’ email addresses, collected by participating museums, are used to invite visitors to take part in an online survey about their visit experience and results are fed into an online reporting system. Charts and tables are produced and museums’ individual results are benchmarked against the results for similar participating museums, on an anonymised basis.  The system and data are accessible throughout the year and results are updated in ‘real time’, after each time a survey is completed.

Further information is available here or contact Sam Hunt.