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Museum of the Year shortlist champions education and co-creation 11/05/2022

 

The shortlist includes the Museum of Making in Derby, Horniman Museum & Gardens, London, People's History Museum, Manchester, Story Museum, Oxford and Tŷ Pawb in Wrexham, Wales. »more

Government distributes £4.6m to support volunteering, including to TWAM consortium 11/05/2022

 

160 community organisations are sharing £4.6m to support 7,800 volunteering opportunities through the Government’s Volunteering Futures Fund. »more

New appointments at NMDC 11/05/2022

 

Andrew Lovett has been appointed to the new post of Deputy Chair and Aoife O Callaghan-White is our new Public Affairs Officer »more

Open letter: Museums have huge benefits for children beyond passing exams 04/04/2022

 

An open letter outlines the benefits of museum visits for schoolchildren, from wellbeing to development. »more

Attraction visitor statistics for 2021: with NHM as the most visited museum 04/04/2022

 

ALVA's statistics show a big variation in recovery by attraction type - with parks, gardens and venues with outside space finding it easiest to bounce back. »more

Spring Statement includes a second round of the Levelling Up Fund 04/04/2022

 

There will also be further funds for Changing Places Toilets, and a review of Arms Length Bodies. »more

National Railway Museum receives largest ever single donation 04/04/2022

 

A £2.5m donation from the Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation will fund a new Wonderlab. »more

Figures from national museums show beginnings of long climb back to pre-pandemic visitors 03/03/2022

 

Figures significantly better than a year ago - but with some way to go to recover pre-pandemic footfall. »more

Solidarity with Ukraine, and practical action from museums as Russia invades 03/03/2022

 

A round up of how the museum and cultural world has reacted, with both symbolic and practical support. »more

National Gallery X project seeks to close the ‘values gap’ and encourage climate action in the home 03/03/2022

 

Nesta, National Gallery and King's College London mix art with technology and performance for new programme. »more

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