In a collections climate which is facing economic restraints, Subject Specialist Networks (SSNs) are becoming invaluable. They provide opportunities for museum professionals to network, collaborate, exchange information, and provide expertise on a range of subject areas and aspects relevant to collections held in museums and galleries across the UK.
A range of different SSNs exist across the UK, many of which have dedicated websites. A new 'umbrella' website has now been created that draws together information about the individual SSNs in the UK. This helpful resource provides a single access point to all available SSN websites, as well as a biannual newsletter and social media updates. An online calendar is also currently being populated with information on upcoming events offered by individual SSNs.
The new SSN website can be accessed here.