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

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

People’s History Museum wins two awards

Museum recognised for collaborative approach with schools and communities

Participatory practice survey launched by independent funder

Views of museum professionals will feed into research project

MA launches Collections 2030

Long-term view of purpose and use of collections

Child visits down by 6%

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

Dealing with controversial subjects is a sensitive issue

Museums displaying historical objects with contentious stories have to tread carefully

The appliance of science

Science centres will need to engage diverse audiences

New ministers set out stalls

Hancock launches tax consultation and backs Museums Review

Museums can help address empathy deficit

Humanising the history of difference

Voxpop

How can science be better communicated in museums?

Class act: why we need schools in museums

An opportunity for the education and cultural sectors to work together

A brave new world?

Real engagement will require some bold new steps

Tackling colonial legacies

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

Trendswatch - book clubs

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

On the money

The value of researching, interpreting and displaying coins and medals

Holocaust remembrance

Interpreting this subject for audiences in the 21st century

On my bookshelf

Eccentric Spaces, by Robert Harbison

Books

The Museum Educator’s Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques

On my bookshelf

The Art of Relevance, by Nina Simon

National Justice Museum, Nottingham

This is a well-judged renovation of a historic venue that addresses issues surrounding crime, punishment, law and order

Community matters

How Cornwall's museums are changing lives

Curiosity preserves natural history

The value of curiosity

Past meets future

Baltimore Museum of Art takes new approach

National Gallery

A visually impaired class learn about paintings

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