Working with Museums in the North 

Funded by Arts Council England, Museum Development North enables strong, agile museums to contribute to the distinctive life, culture and identity of the North of England. Museum Development North is a partnership between York Museums Trust, the Manchester Partnership, Cumbria Museums Consortium and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and builds on strong foundations of delivering regional museum development since 2012. Our team of experts provide advice, give support and create opportunities for museums to connect, collaborate and grow.

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Upcoming events

Elevenses, Wednesday 24 April, Unconscious Bias

We all have biases, and these might creep into the decisions that we make. In this session Inclusive Boards will provide you with advice for recognising and managing unconscious bias. We’ll share examples, tips and tools as well as discussing how unconscious bias can impact on inclusion. Inclusive Boards (IB) is an award winning executive search, […]

24 April 2024

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Getting Your House in Order Workshop 1: Introduction to Spectrum 5.1

The Getting Your House in Order online programme uses the framework of Spectrum 5.1 and its procedures to focus on the planning and work required for museums to get their collections documentation in order. There are six workshops in the programme led by staff at the Collections Trust.  For more information visit here. This session […]

30 April 2024

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Elevenses, Wednesday 1 May, Developing Digital Engagement for Curiosity and Critical Thinking

In this session Rosie Barrett will discuss the development of two new digital learning platforms, ‘Museum of the Highlands’ (from the Highlands of Scotland) and ‘Out of the Box’ (from North Yorkshire). Both have been designed to increase assess to collections within the community, drawing on extensive user consultation with community groups and schools in […]

1 May 2024

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Chief executive to leave Scarborough Museums and Galleries

The chief executive of Scarborough Museums and Galleries (SMG), Andrew Clay, is leaving to take up a new role. Andrew has been appointed as general manager of SEA LIFE Scarborough, and takes up his new position at the North Bay attraction on Monday 29 April. Trustees at SMG will be seeking a new incumbent for […]

22 April 2024

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Art Fund – Early Years Innovation in Museums

Art Fund is partnering with Nesta on a programme to explore early years innovation in museums. They are looking for eight exceptional museums, who are leaders in early years learning, to join them on this exciting journey and be instrumental in the design and delivery of the programme. Find out more here

19 April 2024

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Sporting Heritage Conference

Thursday 9 May – online Free to attend The programme includes: Inspiring keynotes from paralympian Pippa Britton and bodybuilder and Asian / LGBT+ advocate Amazin Le Thi Panel discussion from those who were the forefront of recording and preserving sporting heritage Case studies from across the sports and heritage sectors Film screening Find more details here

19 April 2024

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