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

DCMS launches Heritage Statement 07/12/2017


DCMS has published a Heritage Statement, giving the government’s ‘direction and priorities’ for heritage in the next few years. »more

Review of the Heritage Lottery Fund and National Heritage Memorial Fund 07/12/2017


DCMS has published its findings following a Review of HLF and NHMF. »more

Julie’s Bicycle publishes Museums Environmental Framework 07/12/2017


The report describes progress and brings together examples of innovation and good practice from across the sector. »more

Interviewing the amygdala: National Trust uses MRI machine for research 06/11/2017


Insights about reactions to heritage from brain scanning. »more

An Ark of new species: discovering new animals in natural history collections 06/11/2017


Natural history collections in museums have become as important as forays into the wild for discovering new species. »more

Derby’s Museum of Making receives £9.4m HLF support 06/11/2017


HLF has confirmed its contribution of £9.4m towards Derby Silk Mill’s transformation. »more

NMDC press release archive