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Success for Northern Museums at the Museums + Heritage Awards 2024

We are very pleased to announce that the Roots and Branches programme, a collaboration between The Carbon Literacy Project, Museum Development England, and Manchester Museum, has been awarded Sustainable Project of the Year at the Museums + Heritage Awards 2024. Our lovely North West team members were instrumental in leading this programme.  It won the award jointly with The Scottish Crannog Centre for their 1000 Fingerprints 1000 Voices project. There were celebrations across the North for a number of Museum + Heritage Award winners.

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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

West Yorkshire Museum Forum

Our museum forums offer you “a professional day out” – a chance to catch up with your museum colleagues in the region, visit an interesting venue, get the most out of being at a site, hear some interesting case studies – and enjoy being out in a different museum with different colleagues! Forums usually start […]

22 May 2024 · Calderdale Industrial Museum

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Getting Your House in Order Workshop 2: Ownership of Collections

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. In this […]

23 May 2024

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Elevenses, Thursday 30 May, Practical First Steps with Digital Preservation

This online session explores some practical first steps to take with digital preservation – namely the creation of a digital asset register to form the basis for future activities and planning.  It is led by Archives Consultant Simon Wilson. Simon is leading Danum Digital: Getting Doncaster’s digital records on track, a project funded by The […]

30 May 2024

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National Lottery Heritage Fund -Virtual Funding Information Session for County Durham

As part of the Heritage Fund’s Heritage Places initiative, County Durham will receive targeted support to ensure heritage is integral to plans and approaches that are making local areas better places to live, work and visit. The National Lottery Heritage Fund is partnering with Durham Community Action and County Durham Community Foundation to host an […]

17 May 2024

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Sector Survey – Increasing Biodiversity On Your Estate

The Natural History Museum (NHM) is looking to support organisations across the UK to: Increase biodiversity across their estates Use this as an opportunity to engage audiences with nature positive action. Biodiversity can be increased across all types of estates from concrete to woodland and there are lots of interventions that NHM can help with. […]

17 May 2024

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Success for Northern Museums at the Museums + Heritage Awards 2024

We are very pleased to announce that the Roots and Branches programme has been awarded Sustainable Project of the Year at the Museums + Heritage Awards 2024. It won the award jointly with The Scottish Crannog Centre for their 1000 Fingerprints 1000 Voices project. Roots and Branches is a collaboration between The Carbon Literacy Project, Museum Development England, and Manchester Museum. It is […]

16 May 2024

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