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Our events programme is designed to ensure that museums in Kent & Medway can access good quality development activities, focused on the priorities of Accreditation and beyond.

This year, our events programme will focus on supporting, coordinating and encouraging mutual learning between Kent & Medway museums, disseminating the results of some of the exciting projects and innovations that our sector has delivered. We will also draw on the expertise and skills of partner organisations, encouraging them to deliver training programmes of national quality here in Kent & Medway.

Visit the Training calendar to find out what's coming up. Events with our logo by their listing are those that have been organised, funded or facilitated by the South East Museum Development Programme.

Where the event is targeted at the Kent & Medway sub-region, this will be mentioned in the listing.

We also use our website to share information about events being provided by other organisations tailored to the needs of staff, trustees and volunteers in Kent & Medway museums.

Introduction to Museum Documentation, 12th January 2017, Dover Castle.


Led by Sarah Brown from Collections Trust, this training day helped attendees  understand what they needed to know about documenting museum collections, including an overview of museum documentation, with a focus on accountability, museum standards, including the SPECTRUM collections management standards and considerations for choosing a collections management system. 

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Customer Service for All - Disability Equality and the Visitor Journey, 24th February 2017, Chatham Historic Dockard

Working in partnership with the South East Museum Development Programme, Visits Unlimited is offering Trustees, staff and volunteers the opportunity to take part in a fun, relaxed, informative and inspiring workshop which aims to build confidence, improve communication skills and raise awareness of the impact of disability. This session will equip you to make a difference and enrich the experience for all your customers, to offer a fully inclusive welcome to all.

You will be given a personal insight into the trainer's experiences of living with disability whilst using a range of teaching methods including group work, quizzes, activities and action planning.

A Practical Guide to HLF Grant Programmes under £100,000, 16th March 2017, Sandwich Guildhall Museum

Join us for a presentation by Judith Carruthers, Heritage Lottery Fund Development Officer, to find out about programmes under £100,000. We will hear what HLF fund, what a high quality project looks like, the process of applying, what an application from looks like, and good principles of, and HLF requirements for, evaluation. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and for talking to Judith about potential, or current, projects.

To complement the theory side of the HLF process, we will then hear from Linda Elliot, Honorary Curator of Sandwich Museum and Archive, about their recent successful experience of an HLF 'Our Heritage' programme and the 'First World War: Then and Now' programme. Linda will be able to give you an insider's view of the practicalities of an HLF application.

Bookings for this session will be taken soon.