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.

Sustainability Project Sharing Day

28th March 2018, Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

Kelmscott Manor invites museums from around the area to come and find out more about their Arts Council England Resilience funded sustainability project and the Manor's plans, and to hear about what they have learnt.

In a time of political and economic uncertainty and an ever increasing demand on resources, Kelmscott Manor is looking for innovative ways to increase its profile and become more sustainable so that the Manor and its heritage will continue to attract visitors and be maintained for future generations. The day will feature talks about the project and also a talk by a professional fundraiser with a specialism in museums.

Lunch will be provided and a tour of the beautiful property will also be offered. The manor, famed for their cream teas, has been described as an 'utterly beautiful slice of heaven', and this is a day not to be missed! 

Policies, Plans, Procedures: making the Accreditation requirements work for your museum, Crawley

Tuesday 20th March 2018



Location: Crawley Library, RH10 6HG

Time: 11.00 – 16.00 (arrival from 10.30)

This one day course will outline the three of the main pieces of work you will need for a Museum Accreditation application

  • the Forward Plan
  • the Documentation Policy, Plan and Procedures
  • and the Care and Conservation Policy, Plan and Procedures.

What’s the point of these policies? What needs to go into the plans? What’s the difference between business plans and forward plans? How can we realistically plan for documentation and collections care and meet the needs of Accreditation? Do we need separate plans or should we have a Collections Management Framework?

Participants will learn about the requirements of Accreditation for Forward Plans, Documentation Plans and Care and Conservation Plans; will understand what makes a good policy and will know the procedures that need to be included in documentation procedures manuals and care and conservation documents.

Who is the course suitable for? Anyone (paid staff, volunteers or trustees) with the responsibility for Accreditation in their museum, or those considering Accreditation for the first time.

Course leaders: Kate Hebditch (Accreditation Adviser, SEMDP), Sarah Brown (Outreach Officer, Collections Trust) and Emily Nesbit-Hawkins (Preventative Conservation Officer, SEMDP).

Lunch will be provided.

Any questions, please contact Kate Hebditch

To book, please follow this link.