Taskforce report calls for a ‘brave approach to collections management’ 14/03/2018


The Museums Taskforce recommends a more radical approach to disposals. »more

‘Why collect?’ makes the case for more funds for new acquisitions 14/03/2018


The report includes a 'long view' of the museum sector stretching back to the 1830s and eleven recent case studies of acquisitions that have been transformative for museums and audiences. »more

2018 Working Internationally Conference: Working locally, Thinking Globally 06/02/2018


Event and roundtable breakfast on 7th March at the National Museum of Scotland. »more

ACE and HLF consult on long term plans 06/02/2018


The bodies are seeking views before creating five and ten year strategies. »more

Hepworth Wakefield revives 1940s scheme to create artists prints for primary schools 06/02/2018


Jeremy Deller, Martin Creed, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten, Haroon Mirza and Rose Wylie have created pictures for the new scheme. »more

NMDC and MA respond to UK consultation on ivory 11/01/2018


Sector responses as government prepares for most ivory sales to become illegal and China bans the trade. »more

Law Commission’s programme for law reform includes museum collections 11/01/2018


Reform will make it easier to deal with collection items with no acquisition records. »more

Things are better than you think – Manchester Museum pilots a values-based approach 11/01/2018


Practical effects of a 'values' based approach on everything from visitor-volunteer relations, to donations and the museum shop. »more

Eleven bids to the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund 07/12/2017


Bids include museum proposals in Blackpool, Cumbria and Liverpool. »more

Museums reaching whole communities: record figures in Edinburgh and Manchester 07/12/2017


Both museums have tripled visitors over a decade. »more

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