Scottish museums invited to join in #MuseumsSparkJoy campaign

International Museums Day initiative invites public to share what they love and miss about museums

Jewish Museum London appoints Frances Jeens as interim director

Redundancies planned as museum pauses exhibitions to focus on online work

Campaign to celebrate work of Welsh museums

The country’s institutions will share examples of projects and programmes supporting local communities

#CollectionsUnited campaign aims to connect digital collections

Social media initiative encourages museum professionals and the public to create conversations about online collections

Engaging with elderly people

Assessing alternative approaches to the subject of ageing

'Be part of the bigger picture'

Programmes to engage young people should involve relationships outside the cultural sector

Taskforce focus on funding, collections and relevance

A report on the challenges and opportunities facing UK museums

Child visits down by 6%

Visits by under-16s to DCMS-sponsored museums fell to 7.5 million last year

Why has it taken a pandemic for museums to become more accessible?

The sector must remember disabled people when it reopens, says Samantha Bowen

Museums are as vital as ever

From tackling loneliness to inspiring creativity, institutions are demonstrating their essential contribution to society, says Heledd Fychan

The conversation

How have perceptions of creative ageing transformed in the past decade?

The conversation

What should museums be doing to better meet the needs of people with disabilities? 

Trendswatch | On the mind

How museums are using exhibitions and wellbeing programmes to help people improve their mental health

Trendswatch - book clubs

Museums are starting a new chapter in an attempt to engage more people with their collections

Trendswatch: podcasts

Deborah Mulhearn finds museums are making a sound investment to boost visitor engagement

Trendswatch - live streaming

Museums can now widen their audience reach and ensure visitors no longer have to fear missing out on events

On my bookshelf

Postcard Stories, by Jan Carson

On my bookshelf

The Art of Relevance, by Nina Simon

Books

The Art of Relevance by Nina Simon

On my bookshelf

Museums, Health and Well-Being by Helen Chatterjee and Guy Noble

A global museum built from the bottom up

Michael Edson, the co-founder of the Museum for the United Nations - UN Live explains the institution's vision

Addressing 'diversity'

Shaz Hussain on changing the language we use in museums

VocalEyes

Working with museums for blind and partially-sighted people

Making a difference

The economic and social impact of National Museums Liverpool

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