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.

Thank you to all who took part in the Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum

This week's Hampshire Solent Museums Open Forum drew nearly 50 people to Winchester's Guildhall.

After a very thought-provoking keynote from our special guest David Anderson, director general of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and president of the Museums Association, participants gave their feedback on the Museum Development programme so far and ideas for the future. The three afternoon sessions on Accreditation, Catalyst and Digital Narratives were all well attended and raised useful discussions. 'I was informed by the key note speaker, recieved useful info on projects for 2014, improved my networking and was able to deliver input to inform future training and activities' wrote a military museum curator. 'A satisfying day.'

The Advisory Panel and Museum Development team extend warm thanks to all who took part. The insights shared are hugely valuable as we work to create a future programme for the that really meets your needs. The Panel are meeting later this month to digest the information and feedback received. Next steps - and further information about Catalyst and Digital Narratives - will be communicated via southeastmuseums.org and the newsletter.