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

‘Expanding the idea of what a museum can be’: Museum of the Year finalists 11/05/2018


Ferens Art Gallery, Tate St Ives, Glasgow Women's Library, Brooklands Museum and The Postal Museum on the shortlist for £100k prize. »more

Dealing with contested history 11/05/2018


Ulster Museum addresses the Troubles in a new object rich exhibition. »more

Closing the gender pay gap at ACE and museums 05/04/2018


ACE and many museums have reported on gender pay gaps. »more

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