Advice about Marketing

This fact sheet was prepared by freelance arts consultant Jo Finn, who spoke with marketing peers about how they are approaching their communications after lockdown.…

Resources for Museums

  Advice about Reopening Toolkits Advice about Business Continuity ‘Expect the Unexpected’ from DCMS Advice about HR from AIM: HR advice from TheHRDept Advice and resources…

Advice about Wellbeing

Advice from MIND: Coronavirus and your wellbeing Advice for Museum Educators about Mental Health and COVID-19 from Group for Education in Museums (GEM) Advice on…

Advice about Digital

‘Covid-19: Ultimate Guide to Free Video Conferencing and Collaboration Tools’ by UCToday Advice about remote volunteer from East Midlands Museum Development Example of a Digital…

Advice about Collections Care

Collections Care Guidance during the Covid-19 Crisis Conservation specialists Spencer and Fry have pulled together some suggestions on how to care for your museum collections…

Advice about Security

Keeping your Buildings and Collections Safe during the Covid-19 Crisis Priorities for Temporary Museum Closure Top Priority Make sure that more than one or two…

Advice on Online Fundraising

Museums rely on their visitors to generate a large part of their income to cover their operating costs, but what if a museum is closed…

Advice on Remote Working

SEMDP has prepared some simple instructions to help you use different online tools, Zoom, and Microsoft Team. Digital Culture Network has created notes about the…

Advice for Museums Facing Closure

We are aware that the Covid-19 lockdown measures have put financial strains on every museum.  For some, the loss of income during the busy Spring…

Advice about Legionella risks

Legionella risks during the coronavirus outbreak Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia which can cause serious illness in persons who are susceptible such as…

The National Archive Resources

The National Archives work in partnership with Arts Council England, together with other sector partners, and aim to support archive services, encourage new thinking in…

How do I advertise a job?

We are happy to advertise museum jobs in the south east via our website and newsletter. There is no charge.  Please visit  https://southeastmuseums.org/job/ to input…

Where can I find funding opportunities?

South East Museum Development has a small grants programme that museums can apply to. There are also funding opportunities available with the following organisations: National…

How does a museum become accredited?

Arts Council runs the accreditation scheme for museums. The Accreditation Scheme sets out nationally-agreed standards, which inspire the confidence of the public and funding and…

Who can attend training?

South East Museum Development training is open to all volunteers, staff and Trustees of accredited museums in the south east. Freelancers in the sector are…

Where can I find conservation supplies?

All materials that come into contact with collection items should be inert materials and not give off volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or give off other…

How do I find a conservator?

Professionally accredited conservators, who specialise in a range of material types, can be found on the ICON conservation register http://www.conservationregister.com/

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