News & Opportunities
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Grants for conservation of manuscripts – deadline 1st October 2015
The National Manuscripts Conservation Trust offers grants for the conservation and preservation of manuscripts and archives. Since 1990, The Trust's grants have helped to make previously inaccessible collections available for study and research.
The next deadline for the submission of applications is 1st October 2015 and the results will be announced in early December.
The Trust welcomes grant applications from non-national institutions such as county record offices, museums, university archives or Special Collections sections, Cathedral archives and libraries, as well as owners of manuscripts that are owned by a charitable trust.
Their grants can cover conservation, binding and other preservation measures, including digitisation (providing it is part of a wider conservation project).
The significance of the collection that is the subject of a grant application and also detailed of the proposed conservation treatment carefully reviewed by Trustees when making their decisions. The National Archives provides an expert opinion on all application and this informs the Trustees’ considerations.