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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

BCLM begins its 1940s – 60s town 05/06/2019

 

The site will take BCLM's story to 1968 and explore themes including the rise of the teenager and the birth of the NHS. »more

Bournemouth University survey of the UK museum workforce 05/06/2019

 

Study aims to build on Character Matters report and develop an organisational culture supportive of the museum workforce. »more

APPG report recommends making wellbeing the goal of Government policy 05/06/2019

 

Report suggests spending an extra £10bn within five years on areas including mental health, teaching and social care. »more

DCMS Committee advocates scaling up work in report on the social impact of culture 05/06/2019

 

The report considers breaking the cycle of crime, opportunities through education, improving health, social prescribing, regenerating communities and maximising social impact. »more

Art Fund announces recipients in first year of the Headley Fellowships scheme 04/04/2019

 

Seven curators receive funding of £200k so they can pursue research projects. »more

‘Everywhere Dippy has gone, visitor numbers have gone through the roof’ 04/04/2019

 

ALVA visitor figures for 2018 shed light on what was popular across the UK - including dinosaurs, terracotta warriors and all things Scotland. »more

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