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  • Volunteering in museums finds itself at a crossroads
    The heritage sector couldn’t survive without volunteers, but the nature of the role is changing, and institutions need to attract younger and more diverse recruits. Geraldine Kendall Adams assesses the challenge of ensuring the workforce is fit for the future
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.07.2019
  • National Trust joins research consortium
    As well as offering access to more funding, institution says signing up will allow it to improve its work in all areas
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.07.2019
  • Does levying an entrance fee always pay off for museums?
    A number of regional museums and galleries have recently introduced admission charges, often as a response to cuts in their public funding. But what are the downsides to abandoning the principle of free entry? Geraldine Kendall Adams investigates
    Museums Journal
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    01.03.2019
  • Five institutions join forces to support Cairo museum
    The British Museum is one of five organisations taking part in EU-funded project looking at new approaches to interpretation, display and marketing. By Caroline Parry
    Museums Journal
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    01.03.2019
  • Rebranded NLHF ushers in a new era for heritage sector
    Organisation’s five-year strategy features a simplified funding portfolio and plans to devolve decision-making. By Rob Sharp
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.03.2019
  • Anxiety deepens over risk of no-deal Brexit
    Cultural institutions express concerns over funding, staffing and the impact on the communities they serve. Rob Sharp reports
    Museums Journal
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    01.03.2019
  • Civic museums facing crisis
    As the government’s spending package reveals a £3.1bn gap for councils, museum funded by local authorities are looking at new ways of working. By Caroline Parry
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.03.2019
  • Sector requires a step change to tackle workforce diversity
    ACE report asserts that increasing diversity requires more power in the hands of those who appreciate the need for change. By Rob Sharp
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.03.2018
  • Taskforce focus on funding, collections and relevance
    The Museums Association convened the Museums Taskforce in 2016 to look at the challenges and opportunities that UK museums face in the short to medium term. Jonathan Knott reports on its main findings, which are being published this month
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.03.2018
  • Plan to buoy Titanic Quarter
    Development strategy reveals plan to create cohesive destination to appeal to tourists, while better serving locals. Caroline Parry reports
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.03.2018
  • Nationals urged to share
    Long-term funding cuts leading to staff reductions and a loss of expertise at smaller museums are undermining collaborations with the nationals. Caroline Parry reports
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.03.2018
  • The International Style of Dame Muriel Spark, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
    This enchanting show unwraps the many layers of the author’s colourful life and prolific writing career, says Alison Parfitt
    Museums Journal
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    01.03.2018
  • Museums address issues with their storage facilities
    Following the Mendoza Review highlighting some of the challenges of storing museum collections, Rob Sharp reports on the efforts being made to address the problems
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.03.2018
  • Are museums wising up to benefits of digital age?

    Study into the use of technology in the cultural sector reveals that organisations are getting smarter about  how they do digital, but barriers such as a lack of funding mean museums are not benefiting as much as their counterparts

    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.12.2017
  • English Heritage to axe 90 staff as shake-up continues

    Two-and-a-half years after it became a charity, the organisation says it needs to change its structure, as it aims to become financially independent by 2022-23

    Museums Journal
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    01.12.2017
  • Edinburgh ends year on a high

    Work is under way on a new visual arts space, while there has been a late reprieve for the Museum on the Mound

    Museums Journal
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    01.12.2017
  • Museums told to review policies relating to sexual harassment
    Following reports of sexual harassment in the arts, museums need to ensure complaints policies are fit for purpose
    Museums Journal
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    01.12.2017
  • Capital costs are increasing
    Museums are having to plan capital projects far more carefully, as the rising price of raw materials and construction is leading to increased costs in many areas
    Museums Journal
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    01.12.2017
  • Paying a heavy price for a career in the museum sector

    As the Museums Association unveils its new salary guidelines, following research revealing that jobs in museums pay up to 12% less than those in other industries, Jonathan Knott hears about the impact that low pay has on those working in the sector

    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.11.2017
  • Museums back themed years

    Venues involved in the VisitScotland ‘Year Of’ initiative see its merits but would like clarity on the funding. By Caroline Parry

    Museums Journal
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    01.11.2017