Joanne Orr to leave Museums Galleries Scotland

Orr to step down as chief executive officer after 13 years

Esme Ward appointed director of Manchester Museum

Head of learning and engagement will be museum’s first female director

Collecting report criticises Mendoza Review

Why Collect? calls for greater investment in museums

Reports highlight impact of museum lates

After-hours events generate significant ticket income

HLF planned to axe £9.5m railway museum funding a month before announcement

Lead partner had the impression that project was “set fair”

Local authority museums in England at risk as councils in crisis

Survey finds 80% of councils fear for their financial sustainability

Judith McNicol appointed director of National Railway Museum

McNicol to oversee decade of transformation at museum

Q&A with Tom Booth

Ground-breaking research reveals Mesolithic Britons had dark skin