Headley Fellowships offer curators significant time off for research 03/08/2018


Funding backfills posts for six months so curators can carry out new research. »more

44% say museums are the cultural experience which contributes most to quality of life in ACE survey 03/08/2018


ACE publishes a detailed report of its consultation ahead of preparing a ten-year plan to 2030. »more

The socio-economics of dinosaurs: Dippy storms Dorset 03/08/2018


First leg of the Dippy Tour at Dorset County Museum brought £1.1m to the local economy and more than 153,000 visitors. »more

A New Enlightenment: Strengthening Civic Museums 09/07/2018

The English Civic Museums Network (ECMN) has published a new report: The Future of Civic Museums: A Think Piece. The think piece, authored by Peter Latchford of Black Radley Ltd, was commissioned to examine the particular qualities, value and importance of civic museums, identify the current challenges they face and explore what they should do to thrive and become more relevant and resilient in the future. »more

Cultural Development Fund offers £20m for towns and cities in England 09/07/2018


Areas can bid for £3-7m for a raft of cultural interventions to increase prosperity. »more

British Council report on trust in international relations 09/07/2018


British Council’s international survey finds museums are among the most trusted UK institutions »more

Tate St Ives wins Museum of the Year 09/07/2018


Judges praise the 'breathtakingly beautiful' gallery extension. »more

DCMS publishes its first statement of ‘Areas of Research Interest’ 07/06/2018


It has also appointed a Chief Scientific Officer to work more closely with UKRI. »more

Art Fund aims to substantially increase its giving by 2020 07/06/2018


It hopes to offer £10m each year in support of collections. »more

Arts Minister announces plans for 'more strategic' sharing of museum objects 11/05/2018


DCMS is in talks with NMDC and ACE to create a strategic framework for loans and skills sharing by national museums. »more

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