Museum Facilities Managers Forum

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Museums Facilities Managers Forum

Next forum meeting:  The Charleston Trust, Monday 3rd July, 10:00-13:00

The Museum Facilities Managers Forum is a peer-to-peer learning group exclusively for facilities managers of museums and galleries to:

The forum is free to join and meetings free to attend, co-ordinated by the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC working in partnership with the South East Museum Develop Programme.

Can you help? Sponsorship / funding is sought to continue the forum into 2017. More details.


Case-Study-VisitWho can join?

The forum is open to those with responsibility for premises management, energy efficiency and sustainability and/or security at museums and galleries, which may include facilities, general or office managers, volunteers or museum curators. Activities will be focused in Sussex and Surrey, however organisations outside of this region are still welcome to get involved.


What’s involved?

Quarterly forum meetings  Each hosted by a different museum
or gallery and focusing on topics pre-chosen by attendees as well as those specific to the site.

Online forum  Using the South East Museum Development Programme Help Hub, to share ideas with other forum members and ask questions to the group.

Helpline  Advice and guidance provided by the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC on topics covered at the forum and wider environmental issues. Phone 01273 964239 or email


Next meeting: 3rd July, The Charleston Trust

We are delighted to announce that the next event will be held at The Charleston Trust in Firle, on July 3rd 2017, from 10:00-13:00. View Map.

Please ensure you book your place early as there are only limited spaces available. To book your place please email your name, role and organisation to or alternatively you can book by calling on 01273 946 239. Full event details.

Previous Meetings

Many thanks to the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Towner, Watts Gallery, Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft and the Guildhall, Guildford, for hosting the first six meetings. Event reports and presentations can be found here and a selection of photos here.


Who are the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC?

We are a not-for-profit organisation that has been helping businesses, public and third sector organisations improve resource efficiency since 1998. In partnership with the South East Museum Development Programme, we have worked with a number of museums and galleries across the region in the past five years. Some case studies of their achievements can be found here.



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