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

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

Best in Show

Journeyman’s pattern book belonging to silk weaver, Samuel Wilson, 1811-c.1827 - Gainsborough’s House

Trendswatch

Simon Stephens dips his toes into the world of whale skeletons


International opening

Artistic director Benjamin Weil on how this striking building fits in with the cityscape

Eureka moments

How science museums are boosting engagement in a post-truth world

Catalogue

Queer British Art 1861-1967, by Clare Barlow

Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries, Fife

Beccy Angus is impressed by this sensitive revamp of a historic site

National Army Museum, London

Graham Boxer is left conflicted about this redisplay of British army history

Bridport Museum, Dorset

This redevelopment is a fine addition to the Jurassic Coast’s museum scene

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