From gallstones to MRI scanners: Science Museum opens its new Medicine galleries 03/12/2019


The Science Museum has opened ‘Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries’, after a £24m project to display 3,000 medical objects and artworks across five gallery spaces. »more

Art Fund and MA issue advocacy points ahead of the General Election 03/12/2019


Art Fund and Museums Association have each published a concise list of requests for the next Government to better support the museum sector. »more

Kilmartin's Prehistoric holdings become Scotland’s 50th Nationally Significant Collection 03/12/2019


Many of the objects in Kilmartin’s collections are from Neolithic and Bronze Age sites in the glen surrounding the museum and tell a story going back 12,000 years. »more

Government launches new £250m Cultural Investment Fund 06/11/2019


The sum includes £125m for major infrastructure and maintenance work at museums and libraries in England. »more

Annual visitor figures for DCMS sponsored museums show 11% growth outside London 06/11/2019


Museums directly funded by DCMS received 49.8m visits, a 5.5% increase on the previous year and the highest figure since records began 15 years ago. »more

NPG plans to tour 300 paintings each year through partnerships during its three year closure 06/11/2019


The National Portrait Gallery will close in June 2020 for just under three years for its major upgrade work. »more

Museum bodies call for action on a ‘quiet crisis’ in funding and building maintenance 08/10/2019


NMDC, the Museums Association and Art Fund have written a joint open letter to Government. »more

Record year for objects acquired through the AiL and Cultural Gifts schemes 08/10/2019


46 objects or collections worth £58.6m acquired for the nation in 2018 - 19. »more

Partners announced for new round of Museum Futures scheme for non-graduates 08/10/2019


Nine participant museums are now offering taster days for potential applicants. »more

Wallace Collection takes ‘transformative’ step to begin making loans for the first time 08/10/2019


Museum now in talks with London, Los Angeles and Vienna about possible lending. »more

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