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.

Accreditation update, July 2014

Arts Council England (ACE) has issued revised Accreditation guidance documents and Collections Development Template.

The standard itself has not changed, the guidance documents are purely updated for clarification, taking into account queries that have arisen in the previous 12 months. All updates are clearly marked. A particular feature this year is greater clarity on what constitutes ‘approval’ of policies and plans.

The Collections Development Policy has changed and all museums drawing up a policy for the first time or revising and renewing their policy must now use this template.

Museums making an Accreditation return now and whose Collections Development Policy is still in date, need not rewrite their policy at this point.

There will also be a period of grace for museums due to submit an Accreditation return this August and who have already had their new policy approved or who have it ready for approval. They can submit a policy using the 2011 template.

The new documents are all available on the ACE website: