Museum of the Year Award will go to five winners this year 06/08/2020


The Art Fund has increased the shared prize by 40%. »more

National museums reopen across the UK 06/08/2020


Many more museums are planning to reopen during August, including most nationals. »more

Government £1.57bn package of emergency grants and loans for the cultural sector 07/07/2020


Distribution will be in partnership with ACE, NLHF, Historic England and other specialist bodies. »more

Guidance for museums for safe reopening from NMDC 07/07/2020


Plus signposting to other checklists from ICOM and AIM. »more

Exeter City Council wins landmark victory on rateable value of RAMM museum buildings 06/07/2020


The final ruling will set a precedent across the museum sector. »more

National Museum Directors' statement on Prime Minister's Announcement on 23 June 23/06/2020


The Directors of Tate, Science Museum Group, Natural History Museum, National Gallery, British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum responded to the Prime Minister's announcement on 23rd June. »more

A snapshot of European museum reopening: from Austria to Poland 04/06/2020


From plexiglass and sanitiser to vibrating lanyards - how museums across Europe are approaching socially distanced reopening. »more

Museums will recover – but it will be a slow process 04/06/2020


NMDC Chair and Science Museum Group Director Sir Ian Blatchford talks to the Telegraph about plans for reopening. »more

ALVA recovery tracker shows a tenth of visitors keen to return at once 04/06/2020


ALVA's research shows the level of confidence currently felt about returning to museums and other visitor sites, and what approaches will reassure the public. »more

APPG launches research project to increase diversity and inclusion 04/05/2020


The All Party Parliamentary Group for Creative Diversity is going ahead with a year-long research project into ‘what works’ to increase diversity and inclusion in the sector, with initial meetings taking place virtually. »more

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