Category: National

MEND funding success for North Museums

A total of 11 museums in the North region have been successful in receiving funding totalling over £8.5 million from the latest round of Arts Council England’s Museum Estate and Development Fund. Topping list is the Discovery Museum in Newcastle, which has received just over £3m for repair and refurbishment works. The fourth round of Mend […]

3 April 2024

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Wellbeing created by local heritage may be worth billions per year

Research from Historic England says the wellbeing created by day-to-day encounters with local heritage is worth £29 billion annually nationwide, according to a new Historic England report. The findings reveal a statistically significant, positive relationship between the density of local heritage assets and self-reported life satisfaction, after adjusting for various socio-economic, neighbourhood and regional effects. […]

25 March 2024

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Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund – Now open for applications!

The Fund supports a range of projects that bring collections closer to people. Grants of up to £100,000 for projects over two years are available. As in previous years, applicants are asked to speak to a member of Collections Fund staff at the Museums Association before submitting an Expression of Interest to help determine if […]

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Museums + Heritage Show, Olympia, London – TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE, FREE!

This free show returns on 15 and 16 May, with over 150 exhibitors specialising in the cultural sector, for you to gather ideas & products to support your organisation’s growth. A new programme of inspiring talks has been announced, designed to offer insights and support on pivotal issues. Advice clinics and networking support sessions will […]

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Apply now for the Family Friendly Museum Award 2024

Nominations are now open! You can put forward your museum, gallery, historic house or heritage site for this year’s Family Friendly Museum Award.  Last year, one of the family judges said the overall winner Craven Museum was “one of the most accessible, family-friendly and welcoming museums I have visited across Britain.” Will your museum be […]

22 March 2024

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