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Conference: Museums and Galleries responding to the climate and ecological crisis 07/10/2020

 

NMDC is hosting a virtual conference, discussing how museum professionals can learn from each other’s efforts to tackle the climate and ecological crisis. »more

Recent updates to Good Practice Guidelines on Reopening Museums 07/10/2020

 

Recent changes to our Good Practice Guidelines »more

All Party Parliamentary Group on Museums is launched 07/10/2020

 

A new All Party Parliamentary Group has been launched to highlight and promote the interests of museums across the UK, with support from NMDC and working closely with the sector »more

Museum bodies call for Cultural Recovery Fund to be extended to save civic museums 29/09/2020

 

The English Civic Museums Network, Museums Association and NMDC have issued a joint statement expressing concern about the ‘looming crisis’ that faces civic museums and calling for an extension to the Cultural Recovery Fund beyond the current financial year. »more

£1m Cultural Recovery Fund launched, led by V&A Dundee 02/09/2020

 

A generous donation has allowed for a match-funding campaign to preserve cultural institutions across Dundee that have been vital to the city's regeneration. »more

RSA report describes how museums can be ‘anchor institutions’ and agents for social change 02/09/2020

 

RSA/British Council report uses eight case studies to show how museums and heritage sites can be central to social and economic change. »more

Scottish Government launches independent group on museum collections, colonialism and slavery 02/09/2020

 

It will sponsor an independent expert group to explore how Scotland’s existing and future museum collections can better represent the country’s colonial and slavery history. »more

Commercial income unlikely to recover for ‘several years’ in Welsh museums 02/09/2020

 

Evidence to Senedd underlines the challenges faced by museums but points to how they can deliver social benefit across health and education. »more

Cultural Recovery Funds 06/08/2020

 

A summary of how to apply for Cultural Recovery Funds across the UK. »more

50 cultural projects for people shielding at home 06/08/2020

 

The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance has reported on some of the best projects from across arts and museums - from activity through phone calls, to Scratch nights. »more

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