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.

Hampshire Solent museums' Accreditation successes

March has been a great month for Hampshire Solent museums Accreditation wise, with a number of successes. Museums are continuing to use the scheme as a key improvement tool - to assess their current performance and focus on priorities when planning and developing their services - as well as a quality mark to demonstrate their effectiveness to stakeholders.

Dimbola Museum & Galleries and Southampton City Council Arts & Heritage have both received notification of Full Accreditation in the past fortnight.

Dimbola Lodge was the home of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

Southampton's Accreditation covers three very different museums: Southampton City Art Gallery; Sea City Museum; andTudor House Museum & Garden.

More museums are recognising the benefits of the scheme and starting on their journey towards Accreditation. This month Bishop's Waltham Museum and St Edward's School have both successfully submitted their Eligibility questionnaires and so are now Working Towards Accreditation.

A small local museum, run by volunteers, Bishop's Waltham Museum is housed in the Farmhouse at Bishop's Waltham Palace, an English Heritage site.

St Edward's is a school A school for boys who experience behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Its collection of Great War artefacts is an important part of its History curriculum work. Boys from the school use the collections to deliver Living History workshops to pupils in other schools.

Congratulations to all involved.

Find out more about museum Accreditation on Arts Council England's website.