RSA report describes how museums can be ‘anchor institutions’ and agents for social change 02/09/2020


RSA/British Council report uses eight case studies to show how museums and heritage sites can be central to social and economic change. »more

Scottish Government launches independent group on museum collections, colonialism and slavery 02/09/2020


It will sponsor an independent expert group to explore how Scotland’s existing and future museum collections can better represent the country’s colonial and slavery history. »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

Cultural Recovery Funds 06/08/2020


A summary of how to apply for Cultural Recovery Funds across the UK. »more

50 cultural projects for people shielding at home 06/08/2020


The Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance has reported on some of the best projects from across arts and museums - from activity through phone calls, to Scratch nights. »more

Museum of the Year Award will go to five winners this year 06/08/2020


The Art Fund has increased the shared prize by 40%. »more

National museums reopen across the UK 06/08/2020


Many more museums are planning to reopen during August, including most nationals. »more

Government £1.57bn package of emergency grants and loans for the cultural sector 07/07/2020


Distribution will be in partnership with ACE, NLHF, Historic England and other specialist bodies. »more

Guidance for museums for safe reopening from NMDC 07/07/2020


Plus signposting to other checklists from ICOM and AIM. »more

Exeter City Council wins landmark victory on rateable value of RAMM museum buildings 06/07/2020


The final ruling will set a precedent across the museum sector. »more

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