National Railway Museum Shildon set to transfer to Science Museum Group

Agreement in principle reached between council and museum group

Government ratifies Hague Convention

Protocols expected to come into force in December 

Walsall Council seeks partner for running New Art Gallery

University of Wolverhampton is in talks with council

National Museum Wales should charge for special exhibitions, says review

Museum also advised to appoint a commercial director

Arts council hopes NPO funding will extend reach

831 institutions will receive grants over the next four years

Museums in Wales strive to diversify income streams

But extra revenue is unlikely to fill the gap left by council cuts

Culture takes centre stage

Cultural leaders explain how Manchester uses the arts as a catalyst for growth

Shake-up of museums in Northern Ireland ongoing

More than a third of councils in Northern Ireland do not have a museum service or are still restructuring

The policy column

Government must deliver on its promises

Voxpop

What would you change about Accreditation?

The policy column

Taxing times

The policy column

Funding, relevance and collections

Museum of...

Museum of Transport, Greater Manchester

International opening

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

Profile

Sonia Solicari, the director of the Geffrye Museum of the Home

Civic centres

Victorian-built museums are being reinvigorated for the 21st century

Books

University museums are often all-encompassing, but does this book measure up?

York Art Gallery

An £8m facelift has transformed the venue into one of the best museums Rebecca Atkinson has ever visited

Creating the New Western Australian Museum

Process has involved extensive dialogue with audiences and stakeholders

Magic business model

Filmed at Birmingham 2015