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.

Peer Development Groups launched

Three of our new Hampshire Solent Peer Development Groups blasted off at Thursday's special event at Explosion! in Gosport.

The groups for 'Emergency preparedness', 'Audience development' and 'Retail' are now underway, with clear group agreements and schedules for the year. Group members agreed shared learning goals for the programme, explored ideas for collaboration and began to plan to spend their £500 investment pots.

For scheduling reasons, 'Collections care' and Display and interpretation' will be launched at an additional event on 27 June. There are still a few places in these groups.

The event was facilitated by MDO Lucy Marder with Vicky Dawson, Accreditation Technical Adviser for the South West Museum Development Programme.

For Vicky this was a great opportunity to meet Hampshire Solent museums and find out more about them.