Birmingham Museums Trust launches ‘museums on demand’ digital broadcast service 04/02/2021


Paid-for service allows museum visitors to enjoy museum talks while supporting BMT's work. »more

Hearts for the Arts shortlist celebrates culture in Swindon and Dippy in Rochdale 04/02/2021


Award celebrates local authorities and individual councillors and culture workers continuing to support culture, and creating community benefit. »more

Weston Culture Fund gives £30m to 100 UK cultural organisations 04/02/2021


Derby Museums Trust, Birmingham Museums Trust and National Maritime Museum Cornwall among those benefiting from support. »more

Weston Loan programme announces 2021 lending, from the Galloway Hoard to Lampedusa Cross 04/02/2021


Programme supports lending of star objects with touring beginning in the Spring. »more

ICOM UK-NMDC 2021 Working Internationally Conference 12/01/2021


Join us for our three day virtual conference, covering topics including social justice, sustainability and the future of museums. »more

‘Eat the Archives’ – creation and participation are dominant themes for 2021 museum openings 11/01/2021


Derby Silk Mill, Manchester Jewish Museum, Museum of the Home and Thackray Medical Museum among those opening or reopening after major transformation this year. »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

£250m available in second round of Cultural Recovery Fund grants 11/01/2021


New round focuses on helping cultural organisations move to a viable and sustainable operating model. »more

Science Museum acquires empty vial from world's first Covid-19 vaccine 11/01/2021


Spring exhibition will also look at vaccination in a wider context: from bubonic plague to Ebola. »more

BMAG invites users to curate gallery space in virtual reality 04/12/2020


A collaboration with the game Occupy White Walls means that players can curate Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery pictures - with help from AI which learns their taste. »more

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