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.

Key Hampshire Solent population statistics to help you with service planning, advocacy and funding requests

Whether you are updating your forward plan, creating a marketing campaign or submitting a funding bid, it's essential to have good information about the population that your museum serves.

Occasionally you may need to commission or conduct new research. But very often, good quality demographic information that's already been published can be easily adapted for your needs.

Did you know that councils in the Hampshire Solent area publish helpful factsheets and summaries of population information, for their own use and for other local organisations, business and the community at large? As well as overall demographics, these often include useful diversity and equality data, information about areas of deprivation, employment statistics and more.

So if you want key facts and figures about your community, here are some good places to start:

Isle of Wight demographics

Hampshire demographics

Portsmouth demographics

Southampton demographics