V&A announces £13.5m redevelopment of Museum of Childhood

Plan to transform venue into museum of design and creativity for children

Poll: Is enough being done to share national collections around the UK?

Blatchford calls on nationals to lend their top exhibits

Egyptian curators denied visas to attend Icom conference in Wales

Conference host says visa rejection has caused "embarrassment and dismay"

Collections Trust Award open for applications

Prize for museum that can best demonstrate its use of the Spectrum standard

It's time we took industrial action

Report on industrial heritage reveals issues relating to funding and skills

Sector awaits ACE’s ongoing review of Accreditation scheme

Arts council needs to overcome entrenched negativity

SSNs find safety in numbers

Twenty-two Subject Specialist Networks team up to boost collaboration and knowledge sharing

Museum thefts back in news

Institutions with collections of east Asian art told to review security

The policy column

We want your feedback about Collections 2030

Stop trying to avoid the realities of life

The notion of the “neutral” museum is just about the most dishonest I have ever encountered

It’s time all museums were postcolonial

There are critical issues concerning museums' role and purpose

Editorial

Why we should not be afraid of politics

The dark side

Museums around the world are increasingly shining a light on the uncomfortable events

Tackling colonial legacies

Museums are starting to face up to their problematic pasts - but are they doing enough?

On the money

The value of researching, interpreting and displaying coins and medals

Museum of...

The Manor, Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire

Me and my research

Crossing bridges in Rochester

Catalogue

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum and its Collections, by Elspeth King and Michael McGinnes

On my bookshelf

Eccentric Spaces, by Robert Harbison

Books

Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithology: Birds, Books and Busines, by Henry McGhie

Making a museum

How Sarajevo's War Childhood Museum came into being

A vision for radical change in museums

Year two of the MA's Transformers scheme

Using technology to increase access

Scottish museums use touch screens, audio and computer game Minecraft

Seeing the past through new technology

Applying new technologies to museums' collections

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