Maria Balshaw appointed as new NMDC Chair 08/04/2021


Reyahn King, Chief Executive of York Museums Trust and Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A are also newly appointed to NMDC's Executive Committee. »more

Updated NMDC Good Practice Guidelines for Reopening Museums 08/04/2021


Check the new guidance, including new track and trace rules. »more

NPG to improve visibility of women in its collection with support from the Chanel Culture Fund 08/04/2021


‘Reframing Narratives: Women in Portraiture’ will bring greater visibility to women in its collections, as well as purchasing art and making new commissions. »more

Scottish Government triples funding for V&A Dundee, as a crucial strand of socio-economic recovery 08/04/2021


The museum will officially become Scotland's centre for design and continue to broaden partnership projects. »more

Budget includes £408m recovery package for culture 05/03/2021


Support includes £90m for national museums and cultural bodies and £20m for cultural projects in regional towns and cities. »more

New Passivhaus building at Hull Maritime project will be exceptionally energy efficient 05/03/2021


The planned building has been described by Hull City Council as “one of the most energy efficient buildings in the UK’s cultural and heritage sector”. »more

Former IKEA building in Coventry to become major art store and museum 05/03/2021


The site will house the Arts Council Collection, British Council Collection as well as being home to some local holdings. »more

Communicating Archaeology – case studies for engaging with collections 05/03/2021


Report on various archaeology-driven projects, exhibitions and events in museums shows how the subject can be used to both take the very long view and proactively drive change. »more

Birmingham Museums Trust launches ‘museums on demand’ digital broadcast service 04/02/2021


Paid-for service allows museum visitors to enjoy museum talks while supporting BMT's work. »more

Hearts for the Arts shortlist celebrates culture in Swindon and Dippy in Rochdale 04/02/2021


Award celebrates local authorities and individual councillors and culture workers continuing to support culture, and creating community benefit. »more

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