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.

A Common Approach to Capturing Visitor Figures in the South East

The South East has a wide variety of museums and heritage organisations, all greatly contributing to the visitor economy of the region. While visitor figures are submitted to Visit England by some museums, and, on a case by case basis, to various Local Authorities, there is no common mechanism of pulling this data together from all partners to give an overview of the number of people that visit the museums. This information would be extremely useful for benchmarking exercises, further audience development work, future strategic planning and an incredibly useful advocacy tool for all.

Kate Pontin has been commissioned to work on a common approach to capturing visitor data in the South East. Read Kate’s Interim Report