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Budget includes £408m recovery package for culture 05/03/2021

 

Support includes £90m for national museums and cultural bodies and £20m for cultural projects in regional towns and cities. »more

New Passivhaus building at Hull Maritime project will be exceptionally energy efficient 05/03/2021

 

The planned building has been described by Hull City Council as “one of the most energy efficient buildings in the UK’s cultural and heritage sector”. »more

Former IKEA building in Coventry to become major art store and museum 05/03/2021

 

The site will house the Arts Council Collection, British Council Collection as well as being home to some local holdings. »more

Communicating Archaeology – case studies for engaging with collections 05/03/2021

 

Report on various archaeology-driven projects, exhibitions and events in museums shows how the subject can be used to both take the very long view and proactively drive change. »more

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

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