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.

Successful Forward Planning workshop in Southampton

Vicky Dawson, Accreditation Technical Adviser, provided a really useful one day workshop at SeaCity Museum in Southampton last week.

'Planning for the Future: Easy Steps to a Forward Plan' looked at how to develop a robust Forward Plan, developed with input from the wide range of people who have an interest in the museum.

After the event, one delegate from a small, volunteer-run museum emailed: Yesterday was a great day; I learned so much more about the dreaded 'Forward Plan' which as a result is no longer 'dreaded' at all!

This was the first of two Accreditation-focused workshops delivered in partnership with our Museum Development colleagues in the South West. It was a great opportunity for Hampshire Solent Museums to get to know Vicky who will also now be helping museums in the area with Accreditation.