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.

Acceptance in Lieu scheme

The Arts Council has announced, through the Acceptance in Lieu Scheme, the availability of 40 works by the leading British contemporary artist Auerbach and additional works for allocation - live on the Arts Council website.

By clicking on the pink text, ‘Items available for permanent allocation’, this will open a pdf document that sets out the basis on which museums and galleries can apply and lists the items that are available and provides images of all the works.

There are ten groups of oils and charcoal works by Auerbach (Groups A to J) and a group of smaller drawings by Auerbach (Group K). In addition there is a group of 5 small card/sketches sent from Auerbach to Lucian Freud (Group L), 2 etchings by Auerbach (Group M) and then individual works by Michel Andrews, John Lessore, Picasso and Jack B Yeats (Groups N to P).

Applicants have until Friday 21 November 2014 to submit their application and all of the works by Auerbach will be on public view at Tate Britain from 25 August to 2 November.

Currently a selection of the Auerbachs is hanging in the Manchester City Art Gallery until 10 August.  All these details are in the pdf document on the Arts Council’s website.

Any enquires should be sent to Gerry McQuillan - tel: 020 7268 9593.

There is also a further piece in the Museums Journal.