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.

Treasure Plus: Information for Applicants

This programme, launched in 2013 by the Art Fund supported by The Headley Trust, hopes to deepen public engagement with items of Treasure, and related archaeological material, by funding interpretation and research projects.

Since the Treasure Act was launched in 1997, the Art Fund has received a growing number of applications for funding towards acquisitions of items of Treasure. However, the work does not stop once the funds have been raised to acquire the pieces. Often specialist skills and further resources are needed to display and interpret the works so that they are best used and enjoyed and appreciated by the public.

This funding programme has therefore been designed to help museums of all sizes make the most of their items of Treasure, and bring these objects to life, through small grants of between £2,000 and £10,000. Small grants can be used to great effect in a variety of creative ways, from the purchase of new equipment and materials, to a pilot project which tests a new approach to interpretation using digital technology.

Interested parties are asked to discuss any initial ideas and proposals with the Programmes team at the Art Fund before submitting an application. Applicants will then be asked to complete an application form which can be downloaded from the Art Fund website.

All applications should be submitted for consideration by 12 noon on Wednesday 12 March.

To discuss an application please contact Sarah Philp, Head of Programmes, or Penny Bull, Programmes Manager (Acquisitions).

Treasure Plus - more information