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  • Visitors paying the price for museum funding cuts
    With museums’ budgets being continually hit by cuts to public funding, institutions are under increasing pressure to become more self-sufficient. But is charging £22 to visit a temporary exhibition the best solution? Geraldine Kendall Adams investigates
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.05.2018
  • ‘No pay gap complacency’
    All organisations in the arts and heritage sector report a lower gender pay gap than the national average, but there is still plenty of work to be done. Caroline Parry reports
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.05.2018
  • Anxiety over student visa plan
    Museum studies academics concerned that proposals for two-tier system could deter overseas students from applying
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.12.2016
  • Threat to museums grows
    Small and medium-sized museums are increasingly under threat of closure as a result of the pressure on local authorities to make significant cost savings
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.12.2016
  • Museums play the long game with endowments
    Over the past six years, the government has encouraged museums, galleries and other cultural organisations to focus more on philanthropy, including raising funds for endowments. But the initiative has had mixed success, reports Geraldine Kendall Adams
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.11.2016
  • Concern over plans for Wales
    Amgueddfa Cymru seeks clarification over proposal to bring its commercial activities under government’s control
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.11.2016
  • Bodies team up to lobby select committee into rural tourism
    Submission calls for recognition of the importance of local tourism and asserts that museums’ role is ‘critical’
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.11.2016
  • Is an admission charge really a barrier to entry?
    A report by the Association of Independent Museums aims to help institutions make evidence-based decisions on fees. Geraldine Kendall Adams assesses its conclusions
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.10.2016
  • New ministers set out stalls
    Matt Hancock launches consultation on tax relief and backs Museums Review, while culture secretary Karen Bradley supports Cultural Citizens Programme
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.10.2016
  • Museums struggle to cope with Brexit implications
    With the majority of museum professionals staunch supporters of Remain, perhaps it’s time for the heritage sector to acknowledge that it is failing to address the UK’s growing cultural divide
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.09.2016
  • 'Staff hold key to philanthropy'
    Sheffield Museums’ Going Public report finds that employees who are advocates for collections can attract donors
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.09.2016
  • Hefce review welcomed
    A panel created to consider the future of the £10m Museums, Galleries and Collections Fund has ended a period of uncertainty for university museums
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.09.2016
  • The grass is always greener when you're a rural museum
    Rural museums suffer from isolation and a funding imbalance skewed towards urban areas, but larger museum services could learn from their collaborative approach and experience of working in challenging circumstances
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.07.2016
  • Tate hopes for capital gains
    With a £260m Tate Modern extension opening this month, a redevelopment at Tate St Ives and new directors at two sites, it is all change for the organisation
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.06.2016
  • Museums and their staff are paying the price of low wages
    The government’s introduction of the National Living Wage might give low-paid staff a 50p per hour increase, but local authorities that have been hit by huge budget cuts are having to increase entry charges to cover the additional costs
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.06.2016
  • Arts and culture take centre stage as local elections loom
    As Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland go to the polls, politicians are being pressed on funding plans, while museums are being highlighted in discussions about how arts and culture can help governments meet targets in key policy areas
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.05.2016
  • Tax relief no 'game changer'
    The spring budget’s proposals to help museums have been welcomed as ‘nice to have’, but do not change the overall picture of an ongoing funding crisis
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.05.2016
  • Is the Northern Irish restructure good news?
    Radical changes in local government are affecting how museums in Northern Ireland operate. But could this restructure benefit cultural projects that are commemorating pivotal events of 1916?
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.04.2016
  • NTS seeks to turn the tide
    In a bid to reverse a long-term fall in visitor numbers, the National Trust for Scotland will invest in a small group of properties, while making savings elsewhere
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.04.2016
  • A tale of two cities for London museums
    Non-nationally funded museums benefit from partnership opportunities and access to huge audiences, but lose staff who can’t afford the cost of living
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.03.2016