Museums seek clarification on new data protection laws

Issues include exceptions for research and archiving, and limiting fines for public bodies

Museums need clearer donations policies, says report

Written documents are often either out of date or not detailed enough

£500,000 curatorial development fund for UK regional museums

John Ellerman Foundation looks to advance curatorial skills

News analysis
 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

Dealing with controversial subjects is a sensitive issue

Museums displaying historical objects with contentious stories have to tread carefully

'Highlight the social outcomes’

The launch of the Great Place Scheme in Wales puts spotlight on need to link cultural projects to social outcomes

Concerns over internships

An online advert for an unpaid archivist sparks debate over interns in the museum sector

Museums warned not to be complacent on data protection

Museums are as vulnerable as any other sector to cyber-attacks, and are urged to regularly update their anti-virus software