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Museum bodies call for Cultural Recovery Fund to be extended to save civic museums 29/09/2020

 

The English Civic Museums Network, Museums Association and NMDC have issued a joint statement expressing concern about the ‘looming crisis’ that faces civic museums and calling for an extension to the Cultural Recovery Fund beyond the current financial year. »more

£1m Cultural Recovery Fund launched, led by V&A Dundee 02/09/2020

 

A generous donation has allowed for a match-funding campaign to preserve cultural institutions across Dundee that have been vital to the city's regeneration. »more

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

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