Collections Trust Award open for applications

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

Hunterian to consider release of "Irish giant" skeleton

Charles Byrne’s body was acquired by surgeon John Hunter in 1783

19th-century plaster casts likely destroyed in Glasgow School of Art fire

But most of the institution's archival materials and collections were offsite

Historian calls for repatriation of objects to former colonies

Olusoga joins growing debate over decolonisation of collections

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

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 conversation

Why are many natural history museums still actively collecting more than other kinds of museum?

On the money

The value of researching, interpreting and displaying coins and medals

Museum of...

The Manor, Hemingford Grey, Cambridgeshire

Investing in social impact

Supporting projects that involve communities and have a real impact on their lives

All in good jest

The UK’s museums and galleries have been a source of great satire over the centuries

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