On The Nightshift, a show by the French percussion and pyrotechnic group Les Commandos Percu held as part of the London 2012 Festival. Photo by Daniel Saint Léger © London 2012 Festival

Review of the year

The most popular articles on the MA website in 2012
Below are the most popular news, features, reviews, comments, and Museum Practice editions from the past year across the website.



  • All work and no pay

    Internships often leave people feeling exploited and undervalued, and can threaten workforce diversity

  • Starting out

    Student debts, limited job prospects and low pay - who would want to start a career in museums and galleries now?

  • Mapping the future

    Museums all over Britain have maps in their collections, but are they using them to their best advantage?

  • Closing time

    The Museums Association publishes its latest cuts survey

  • Flexible thinking

    Should museums and galleries be looking at radical new ways to present their permanent exhibitions?



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