Who We Are – the MD North Partnership

The MD North partnership is funded by Arts Council England to deliver museum development activity in the North of England from 1 April 2024 until 31st March 2026. This new partnership brings together Museum Development in the North West, North East and Yorkshire, and builds on the team’s experience of collaborative working across the north of England since 2018.

MD North is managed by a partnership between York Museums Trust, the Manchester Museums Partnership, Cumbria Museum Consortium and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.

We are part of Museum Development England, the network of five area Museum Development providers, majority-funded by Arts Council England, working together to create thriving museums by raising standards, driving excellence and training people. The network provides the opportunity to strengthen local area provision and delivery, whilst building on existing successful collaborations to support museums and museum sector freelancers in England.

The team at MD North contribute to the development and sustainability of museums in the north of England through providing advice and support directly to museums, skills development programmes and grants.  Experienced Museum Development Advisers have specialisms in particular strands of museum work and provide a direct point of contact for the sector in specific geographical areas.

To Meet the Team visit here.