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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
  • Community group support programme hailed a success
    Lancashire County Council’s Waving Not Drowning initiative has helped to secure the future of two of the three museums it was funded to support. By Caroline Parry
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.02.2019
  • Sector embraces wellbeing
    Report finds that since the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act was passed in 2015, museums in Wales have become more innovative and collaborative. By Caroline Parry 
    Museums Journal
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    01.02.2019
  • Museums and galleries focusing more on research
    The British Museum has opened a Latin America research centre, while collaborations with universities are rising. By Rob Sharp 
    Museums Journal
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    01.02.2019
  • Brexit could be a severe blow for arts in Northern Ireland
    Geraldine Kendall Adams on the impact of Brexit in Northern Ireland, where the EU provides significant funds to the culture sector, and there are concerns that museums could find it hard to maintain cross-border relationships with their Irish counterparts
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.12.2016
  • England’s nationals suffer fall in visitor numbers
    Central London attractions hit by a lack of major temporary exhibitions, fears about terrorism and a fall in the number of leisure visitors
    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.12.2016
  • Anxiety over student visa plan
    Museum studies academics concerned that proposals for two-tier system could deter overseas students from applying
    Museums Journal
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    01.12.2016
  • Institutions increase focus on environmental sustainability
    As well as reducing their carbon footprints, museums are leading discussions on shaping a more sustainable future
    Museums Journal
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    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
  • First recipients of Northern Irish local arts fund named
    Arts council’s Challenge Fund initiative to provide £150,000 to encourage 10 councils outside Belfast to bolster the provision of arts in their local area
    Museums Journal
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    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
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    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
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    01.11.2016
  • The appliance of science
    As demographics change, science centres will need to work hard to engage as wide and diverse an audience as possible, or risk becoming obsolete.
    Museums Journal
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    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
  • Acquisitions fund’s record year
    The National Fund for Acquisitions helped 27 Scottish institutions buy more than £1m worth of objects in 2015-16
    Museums Journal
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    01.10.2016
  • HLF and ACE join forces to launch Great Place Scheme
    Partnerships to implement 12 pilot schemes, which will receive up to £1.5m to put culture at heart of communities
    Museums Journal
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    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
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    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