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 to register your interest.

Author's ring on display at Jane Austen's House Museum

Jane Austen's ring is on display at the Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton, Hampshire from 14 February 2014

In 2013, the museum's campaign to raise funds to purchase the gold and turquoise ring, once owned by Jane Austen was successful. Their offer to buy the ring from singer Kelly Clarkson was accepted and the ring is now on display in the Museum.

The museum would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has donated to the appeal.