Birmingham Museums Trust cancels design tender for £18m revamp

Project would improve access, displays and public facilities

National Museums Scotland wins right to acquire Galloway Hoard

Dumfries and Galloway Council loses appeal over £1.98m Viking hoard

House of European History opens in Brussels

Museum covers current challenges facing the EU, as well as the key historical events that led to its formation

Museums fail to close participation gap

DCMS report highlights diversity issues in English museums

Welcoming disabled visitors

The cultural sector has made progress, but there is room for improvement

The appliance of science

Science centres will need to engage diverse audiences

New ministers set out stalls

Hancock launches tax consultation and backs Museums Review

Museums struggle to cope with Brexit implications

Is the heritage sector failing to address the UK’s growing cultural divide?

The conversation

How should museums respond to the participation gap?

The conversation

What do young people want from museums and galleries?

Voxpop

How can museums increase understanding of migration to the UK?

Art can change anyone's life for the better

Opportunities for transformative experiences should not be limited by social, educational or economic privilege

The Friends of Museums

John Holt finds out how good neighbours become good Friends

On the ball

Museums dedicated to sport are punching above their weight

Let there be light

Jonathan Knott discovers the museums that have switched on to light shows

Variety show

The importance of diverse voices and debates in museums

On my bookshelf

Museums, Health and Well-Being by Helen Chatterjee and Guy Noble

Stoneywell, Leicestershire

Challenges faced by the National Trust in opening arts and crafts house to the public

Small Stories, V&A Museum of Childhood

Exhibition explores themes of home, family and work

VocalEyes

Working with museums for blind and partially-sighted people

Making a difference

The economic and social impact of National Museums Liverpool

Community matters

How Cornwall's museums are changing lives

How online platforms are revolutionising access

A look at Google Cultural Institute's latest experiments

Discussion board

Museum Practice