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

Art Fund Museum of the Year finalists announced

Five museums are in the running for the £100,000 award

Museums surveyed on migration

Survey conducted by Migration Museum Project closes on 28 April

Tax relief now applies to exhibition costs

Tax relief is available on the cost of exhibitions, but claims can't be submitted until the Finance Bill receives royal assent later this year

Investment pays dividends for museum visitor figures

Alva visitor data shows that museums and galleries who invest in high-quality creative programming often attract more visitors to their sites

Plans for Great Exhibition of the North taking shape

Newcastle-Gateshead initiative seeks creative producers

Museums welcome tax relief extension

Sector works together to secure tax relief on permanent exhibitions

The grass is always greener for rural museums

Larger museum services could learn from their collaborative approach

Voxpop

How can museums increase understanding of migration to the UK?

Helping each other to be brave

At every step of the way, someone in another museum or gallery has given us time, knowledge, help and confidence

Future of museum audiences

Conference report

The conversation

What is the legacy of the 2007 bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade programme for museums?

Trendswatch

Nicola Sullivan looks at how museums are portraying the 1917 October Russian revolution in its centenary year

Museum of...

Laura Rutkowski discovers what’s setting visitors’ minds alight at this industrial museum

International opening

Museum Barberini, Potsdam

Trendswatch: interesting stuff

From dusty display case to modern museum, taxidermy is enjoying a renaissance

Best in Show

Vincent Bertrand, Two Young Girls Emerging from the Clouds, c.1810 - The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire

Catalogue

Shân Lancaster reveals mysteries about this famous artist that have been solved in the making of this catalogue

On my bookshelf

Waxing Mythical: The Life and Legend of Madame Tussaud, by Kate Berridge

Lapworth Museum of Geology, University of Birmingham

Matt Williams finds interactive technology being used to superb effect to bring this fine collection of fossils to life and expand its public reach

Catalysing change through museum exhibits

How interacting with objects can transform people's worldview

Making a museum

How Sarajevo's War Childhood Museum came into being

How online platforms are revolutionising access

A look at Google Cultural Institute's latest experiments

A vision for radical change in museums

Year two of the MA's Transformers scheme