National Railway Museum receives largest ever single donation 04/04/2022


A £2.5m donation from the Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation will fund a new Wonderlab. »more

Figures from national museums show beginnings of long climb back to pre-pandemic visitors 03/03/2022


Figures significantly better than a year ago - but with some way to go to recover pre-pandemic footfall. »more

Solidarity with Ukraine, and practical action from museums as Russia invades 03/03/2022


A round up of how the museum and cultural world has reacted, with both symbolic and practical support. »more

National Gallery X project seeks to close the ‘values gap’ and encourage climate action in the home 03/03/2022


Nesta, National Gallery and King's College London mix art with technology and performance for new programme. »more

Watch by Livestream: Museums and Galleries responding to the Climate and Ecological Crisis Conferenc 03/03/2022


Watch the broadcast of our sold-out conference on 7th - 8th March (no need to book). »more

Art Fund report on the future of touring exhibitions 08/02/2022


‘Going Places: Touring and shared exhibitions in the UK’ looks at issues from sustainability to networking opportunities - and the importance of the Museums and Galleries Exhibitions Tax Relief. »more

MDE report shows urban and local authority museums among worst hit by the pandemic 08/02/2022


A new report by Museum Development England reveals the far reaching impact of the pandemic on 765 museums and their audiences, finances and workforce. »more

APPG publishes recommendations to help the North flourish socially and economically through culture 08/02/2022


The Northern Culture All-Party Parliamentary Group has published ‘The Case for Culture’ which offers a roadmap towards economic flourishing through better supporting the North’s nascent cultural assets. »more

Balancing optimism with realism – results of AIM survey on museum resilience in 2022 08/02/2022


The survey asked about resilience to the omicron variant over Christmas, and about how museums see their prospects for 2022. »more

The Future of Museums – Maria Balshaw gives the 2022 Slade lecture series 01/02/2022


Individual topics across the seven lectures include the (de)Growth model, the 100 year future and collecting in the here and now. »more