Government launches new £250m Cultural Investment Fund 06/11/2019


The sum includes £125m for major infrastructure and maintenance work at museums and libraries in England. »more

Annual visitor figures for DCMS sponsored museums show 11% growth outside London 06/11/2019


Museums directly funded by DCMS received 49.8m visits, a 5.5% increase on the previous year and the highest figure since records began 15 years ago. »more

NPG plans to tour 300 paintings each year through partnerships during its three year closure 06/11/2019


The National Portrait Gallery will close in June 2020 for just under three years for its major upgrade work. »more

Museum bodies call for action on a ‘quiet crisis’ in funding and building maintenance 08/10/2019


NMDC, the Museums Association and Art Fund have written a joint open letter to Government. »more

Record year for objects acquired through the AiL and Cultural Gifts schemes 08/10/2019


46 objects or collections worth £58.6m acquired for the nation in 2018 - 19. »more

Partners announced for new round of Museum Futures scheme for non-graduates 08/10/2019


Nine participant museums are now offering taster days for potential applicants. »more

Wallace Collection takes ‘transformative’ step to begin making loans for the first time 08/10/2019


Museum now in talks with London, Los Angeles and Vienna about possible lending. »more

Open letter to The Times on 'quiet crisis' in museums 30/09/2019


NMDC, MA and Art Fund have written an open letter to Government on the risks to museum collections and infrastructure after a decade of cuts. »more

Visit Britain statistics show 6% rise in English museum visits 10/09/2019


2018 figures show that the North West performed particularly strongly, driven by World Museum Liverpool and IWM North. »more

Derby Museums among those sharing £7.1m from ACE for Leadership development 10/09/2019


The Trust will work with two US partners on an innovative cross-sectoral programme. »more

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