Museum plans threatened by political uncertainty

Concern that tax relief and museums review could be delayed

National Gallery of Ireland reopens

Dublin institution has transformed two historic wings in €28m scheme

Cultural institutions host events to celebrate Milton Keynes at 50

Events include historical re-enactments, community art projects and walking tours

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

Dealing with controversial subjects is a sensitive issue

Museums displaying historical objects with contentious stories have to tread carefully

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

Home and away

Museums are working hard to create a deeper understanding of migration

Museums can help address empathy deficit

Humanising the history of difference

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

International opening

Musée d’arts de Nantes, France

Trendswatch

Robots taking over museums

Museum of...

The Charterhouse, London

Canada turns 150

Museums and galleries across Canada are holding a vast array of exhibitions and events to mark 1 July, the day of confederation 150 years ago

Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction, Barbican, London

A volume of material on display in this exploration of science fiction in art, design, film and literature

Best in show

Silver travelling canteen of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, made by Ebenezer Oliphant, c.1740 National Museum of Scotland David Forsyth

National Justice Museum, Nottingham

This is a well-judged renovation of a historic venue that addresses issues surrounding crime, punishment, law and order

Jorvik Viking Centre, York

Caroline McDonald steps back in time at this immersive visitor attraction that reopened recently in Yorkshire

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