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

Art fund announces six winners of £300,000 New Collecting Awards

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, NPG and NMS are among the winners

Migration Museum Project secures exhibition space

Venue in south London will be used for exhibitions and events

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

Hull City of Culture nears target

City is confident of exceeding £18m by end of the year after £3m HLF grant

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?

Voxpop

How can science be better communicated in museums?

Editorial

Making no bones about the need for cooperation

Trendswatch: interesting stuff

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

On the ball

Museums dedicated to sport are punching above their weight

Upstairs downstairs

Historic houses are telling the personal stories behind their grand facades

Trendswatch: get real

Virtual reality technology is making museum visits a thrilling experience, says Jonathan Knott

Catalogue

Patrick Forsyth explains why a small suburban museum trust has been getting in with the inn crowd

Books

Jen Kavanagh welcomes an imaginative challenge to museum orthodoxy

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London

Helen Hillyard sees modernist masters impressively displayed in sensitively refurbished galleries

Life Gallery, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

Mary Stones and sons go wild for this reinterpretation of the animal kingdom

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

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