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New Accreditation technical advice provider announced for South West Museums including Hampshire Solent

The South West Museum Development office, Bristol Museums Galleries and Archives, has been announced as the new provider for the Accreditation technical advice service for museums in the South West, including Hampshire Solent (Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton).

The contract will last for one year from 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2015. The SWMD office will be working with local Museum Development Officers across the South West and your Hampshire Solent Museum Development Team (Katerina and Lucy) and with the SW Fed to provide museums with an enhanced training offer including 6 additional Accreditation focused South West Museum Skills sessions. The Arts Council England’s Accreditation technical advice and support services contract will allow the SWMD team to develop improved online resources and seek to develop sub-regional Museum Mentor networks to support those museums that require Mentors.

In Hampshire Solent, plans are being made in collaboration with the South East Museum Development Programme, including jointly hosted support events to be announced over the coming months.

Museum Development Officers will remain your first point of contact for general Accreditation advice and support.
The new contact details for Accreditation advice in the South West, including Hampshire Solent are:


Telephone: 0117 922 4653

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