CPD Bursaries

Applications for CPD Bursaries are now open

Thanks to funding from Arts Council England and with support from Art Fund, MD North can offer CPD bursaries for individuals, organisations and networks in the North of England that represent or work with Accredited museums and museums officially Working Towards Accreditation.

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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 Museums Partnership, Cumbria Museum 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

Carbon Literacy for Museums: Trainer Support Session

Summary: This free session is designed to support people who have already undertaken Carbon Literacy to roll out training in their museums. Who is the course aimed at? This course is for people who work in, with, or for museums in England who are interested in delivering Carbon Literacy training. We advise that, where possible, two people […]

26 June 2024

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Elevenses, Thursday 27 June, Designing Exhibitions with Ruth McKew from Headland Design

Come along to chat about how to get started designing exhibitions. We will discuss what exhibition designers do, and what you could do in house. How to get started and how interpretation planning will help to shape the designs. We will talk about costs and timescales and consider how to brief exhibition designers. Ruth McKew […]

27 June 2024

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Brew Up! Industrial Collections Network: Lion Salt Works, Northwich

Brew Up! brings together people who work with industrial collections in the North of England, from mill engines to computers, from agricultural to glass; a chance to learn and share. Join us to connect with colleagues across the region, discuss issues unique to industrial collections and find key advice and insight from experienced professionals. This […]

4 July 2024 · Lion Salt Works

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Request to Quote – Team Culture Facilitation and Coaching

MD North is seeking quotes for facilitation and coaching to embed a team culture in the new MD North team. During the past 12 months, we have developed the MD North programme through a collaboration between three distinct regional teams. During that process, several long-standing and valued colleagues have found new jobs or had their […]

18 June 2024

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Museums with Gold Collections – Updated Security Advice

Security review for museums with gold collections With recent reports of increased break-ins at museums across England who have collections of gold items, Valentina Sabucco, Security and Protection Advice Manager for Arts Council England has some advice to share: “With the steady increase of gold prices since October 2023, golden items may continue to attract […]

18 June 2024

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Archives and Records Association – Consultant Brief

ARA is the lead professional body for archivists, archive conservators and records managers in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The ARA aims to support its membership through training, continuous professional development, identification of employment opportunities, professional help and advice, and by providing a community to which the membership can belong and from which they draw […]

18 June 2024

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