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.

Battle of Waterloo - 200th Anniversary in 2015: objects sought

For the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, which falls next year, the National Army Museum, Waterloo 200, & Culture24 are teaming up to tell "the story of Waterloo in 200 objects".

They are looking for iconic, visually appealing, or thought-provoking collections objects around the country which relate to the Battle of Waterloo and its legacy in Europe. These will form part of an online learning resource, intended to inspire people to visit the objects in situ and find out more about history.

Any interesting artefacts from the period 1789-1848 are sought, to show the lead-up to, and consequences of Waterloo.  There is a good selection of objects from the UK's military museums, but items that reflect the civilian side of life during the period are still sought - especially ones with interesting stories attached, or that visitors find particularly fascinating/appealing. Anything from a dress to a piece of machinery to a picture or artwork would be welcome

If you can help, please contact Alwyn Collinson at the National Army Museum in Chelsea.