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.

Arts Council England Investment Announcement 2015-18

Today Arts Council England announced details of their investment plans for the next three years. This includes new National portfolio of arts organisations and museums.

Two Major Partner Museums (MPM's) have been announced in the South East region, Oxford University Museums and Royal Pavillion and Museums, Brighton & Hove.

MPM's and the total funding they will receive from 2015-18 (and the real change from 2012-15)


Beamish and Bowes Museum £2,128,749 (-6.3%)
Birmingham Museums Trust £3,022,704 (-44.5%)
Black Country Living Museum and Coventry Museums £2,658,000 (new)
Bristol City Council £4,728,246 (-12%)
Derby Museums and Nottingham Museums & Art Galleries £2,562,198 (new)
Horniman Museum & Gardens £2,840,034 (-12.7%)
Hull City Council £2,524,227 (new)
Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust £2,208,492 (-12.4%)
Leeds Museums & Galleries £4,770,462 (-8.6%)
Manchester City Galleries £4,792,977 (-12.9%)
Museum of London £3,300,000 (-19.6%)
Museums Sheffield £1,800,000 (new)
Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service £3,609,510 (-14.8%)
Penlees House Gallery and Museum (and six museums in Cornwall) £1,500,000 (new)
Royal Albert Memorial Museum £3,095,874 (-13.8%)
Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove £2,095,521 (-30.1%)
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery £3,135,495 (-5.5%)
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums £4,664,340 (-10.5%)
University of Cambridge Museums £4,364,340 (-6.1%)
Oxford University Museums £4,370,814 (-6.3%)
York Museums Trust £3,690,000 (+0.2%)

Find out more about Arts Council England Investments for 2015-18