Art Fund Museum of the Year finalists announced

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

Review finds sector lacks confidence in ACE’s museum expertise

Serota’s appointment as ACE chair will help counter this

Help to diversify museum visitors

Feedback wanted from sector to create tools for long-term change

National Museums Scotland to tour exhibitions internationally

Programme kicks off with natural science show about monkeys

A positive year for museums could be lull before the storm

The MA’s first Museums in the UK report reveals a complex picture of a dynamic sector that is struggling with funding cuts

Support for quality metrics

Cultural leaders deny that data about the perceived quality of an institution’s work might be open to manipulation

HLF urged to be more flexible and to take strategic approach

Government seeks evidence as to whether the HLF and National Heritage Memorial Fund are fit for purpose

NAM pledges its support for regimental museums

Revamped National Army Museum to host a conference for regimental museums to assess how it can best serve the cash-strapped institutions