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, Thursday 18 April, Introduction to Digital Preservation

This online session is aimed at colleagues who have born-digital assets in their collections but are unsure of what steps to take or where to start. In introducing digital preservation we will focus on what it is, why it matters and how to talk about it with your peers and your managers.  It is led […]

18 April 2024

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Meet the MD North Team online

Museum Development North (MD North) is a new partnership between York Museums Trust, the Manchester Partnership, Cumbria Museum Consortium and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. The partnership builds on strong foundations of delivering regional Museum Development programmes from 2012 to 2024 with a track record of collaborative programme delivery across the North and nationally. […]

18 April 2024

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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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Beck Isle Museum – Collections Assistant

Beck Isle Museum is seeking someone with an enthusiasm for collections management to become an integral part of the project team working with the Project Manager and Engagement Officer. Part-Time Position, fixed term until Dec 2025. £23,660 per annum, pro rata, (3 days pw) Closing Date : Monday 22nd April at 9am Find more details here

15 April 2024

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Oxford Cultural Leaders – Training Package

Oxford Cultural Leaders (OCL) is celebrating its 10th year by launching a 1:1 coaching package exclusively for cultural leaders, complementing its established international leadership development programmes. Applications for the residential programme are now open until 3 June Find the details here

12 April 2024

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Co-production in Regional Art Galleries

A one day symposium is being held on Thursday 16 May 2024, 11am-4.30pm, at Derby Museum. The event will feature discussion and workshops from people working with regional art collections. It is aimed at curators, educators, arts producers and academics, and is concerned with analysing co-production approaches in art curation in a regional setting, taking […]

12 April 2024

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