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John Holt

John Holt freelance writer

As well as monthly pieces in Museums Journal, John Holt has written for AIM, Collections Trust and DCMS. His work has also appeared in The Guardian, Sunday Telegraph and Country Life

Money talks

The recession is affecting everyone who works in museums and galleries, but how are the fundraisers coping with the task of generating income for new developments? John Holt finds out

Air play

Air shows are just as popular as music festivals during the summer months. John Holt looks at how aviation museums keep enthusiasts and families flying through their doors

Time out

After a hard day in the galleries, how do museum workers pass the time, asks John Holt

Just the job

The chance to turn a lifelong hobby into a living, the opportunity to work with priceless treasures or the simple desire for a change of pace has encouraged some professionals to quit lucrative careers for jobs in museums and galleries. John Holt talks to some of those who have made the switch

The campaign trail

As the Museums Association launches a drive to help the sector improve its advocacy skills, John Holt meets some professionals who are already making friends and influencing people

Retail therapy

Many museums have seen an increase in visitors in the recession, but how can they get them to spend money in their shops? John Holt finds out

It’s good to talk

From their original status as glorified gallery assistants, explainers have become a vital part of how museums communicate science to visitors. By John Holt

Imagining the past

Museums in the West Midlands are using the region's industrial heritage to attract visitors, says John Holt

World view

A History of the World in 100 Objects has been a major undertaking for the British Museum and the BBC. John Holt hears how it has benefited regional museums