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Launch of major £14.5m projects in the Towards a National Collection research programme 05/10/2021

 

Projects will explore how thousands of disparate collections could be better connected in the future, harnessing new technology, »more

‘Boundless Creativity’ report looks at pandemic digital innovation 03/08/2021

 

Cultural sector innovation during the lockdown and how to apply the lessons to help the sector in future. »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

Culture GVA up 9.5% in 2019, bringing £34.6bn to the economy 11/01/2021

 

New figures for 2019 show DCMS sectors outperforming the rest of the economy before the coronavirus hit. »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

National Museum Directors' statement on Prime Minister's Announcement on 23 June 23/06/2020

 

The Directors of Tate, Science Museum Group, Natural History Museum, National Gallery, British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum responded to the Prime Minister's announcement on 23rd June. »more

Scottish Government publishes its Culture Strategy 06/03/2020

 

The Strategy comes with £1.25m for new programmes including arts programme for libraries and nurseries and support for work to diversify museum staff. »more

NLHF launches £100m Heritage Horizon Awards 04/07/2019

 

First awards for projects over £5m available since 2017. »more

Making the most of your museums: a handbook for councillors 04/07/2019

 

ACE and LGA have produced a handbook of advice and case studies for councillors on supporting local authority museums. »more

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