MA launches Collections 2030

Long-term view of purpose and use of collections

DCMS calls for strategic approach to digitisation

National Archives will convene a taskforce to address barriers

Where should the Bayeux Tapestry be displayed if it comes to the UK?

Three British institutions vie to host medieval artwork

Museums Taskforce calls for consistent funding levels

Report focuses on collections, funding and relevance

Taskforce focus on funding, collections and relevance

A report on the challenges and opportunities facing UK museums

BM trains Iraqi heritage experts

A government-backed scheme is attempting to protect cultural sites from the damage caused by war

Interest in Islamic heritage rises

Regional and independent organisations support initiatives

Shake-up at National Media Museum

NMM presses on with plan to transfer 300,000 objects to the V&A

Editorial

Socially engaged practice is way ahead

Voxpop

Are museums sufficiently prepared for the GDPR?

The policy column

We want your feedback on collections

Home and away

Museums are working hard to create a deeper understanding of migration

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

The finds liaison officers

Keeping track of archaeological objects found by members of the public 

Trendswatch

Simon Stephens dips his toes into the world of whale skeletons


Books

The Future of Natural History Museums, edited by Eric Dorfman

Books

Animal Kingdom: A Natural History in 100 Objects

Best in show

3D model sculpture of a pliosaur, by Andrew Cocks, 2017 - The Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life, Kimmeridge, Dorset

Best in show

Silver travelling canteen of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, made by Ebenezer Oliphant, c.1740 National Museum of Scotland David Forsyth

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