£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

Second meeting of the APPG for Museums 04/12/2020


Latest meeting discusses sector recovery, employment and digital exclusion. »more

Spending Review includes new Levelling Up fund 04/12/2020


Measures include a £4.8bn ‘Levelling Up’ fund, open for bids from any local area and available for museum projects. »more

Museums in England begin second lockdown for at least four weeks 06/11/2020


English museums return to lockdown, with new provision announced to extend furlough to March. »more

Museums Change Lives winners announced 06/11/2020


From home delivered arts activities, to setting up a museum in a shopping centre in under two months. »more

Five Museum of the Year winners include Towner Eastbourne and Science Museum 06/11/2020


From a village museum in a nuclear bunker to significant redevelopment in Aberdeen. »more

TWAM creates museums, health and social care resource for work with older people 06/11/2020


Resource for health workers suggests approaches that address pain management, speech, cognitive stimulation, mental health, and social interaction. »more

DCMS publishes end of transition period checklist for cultural organisations 06/11/2020


Brexit guidance from 1st January 2021 of particular relevance to the sector. »more

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