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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
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    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
  • 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
    News analysis
    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
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    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
  • Plans for national art gallery and football museum move on

    The Welsh government and Plaid Cymru have agreed a £5m budget for feasibility studies into the new museums. Rob Sharp reports

    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    01.11.2017
  • Galleries face mixed future

    While all galleries are having to cope with ongoing funding cuts, those with supportive local authorities are facing the future with more confidence

    Museums Journal
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    01.11.2017
  • 'Culture can be at heart of coastal areas’ regeneration’

    New research shows that seaside towns are some of the most deprived in the country, but there is an opportunity to reinvigorate communities via the arts. Rob Sharp reports

    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    11.10.2017
  • Museums looking for new partnership opportunities

    Museums and galleries facing funding difficulties are increasingly looking at new operating models

    Museums Journal
    News analysis
    02.10.2017
  • Museums keen to bolster ties with philanthropists

    Museums Sheffield seminar highlights the need for a more formal arrangement to be established and for better connection

    Museums Journal
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    02.10.2017
  • Yorkshire sculpture initiative launched

    Four institutions secure funding to hold international sculpture event every three years from 2019

    Museums Journal
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    02.10.2017
  • Museums urged to take part in culture strategy consultation

    Culture secretary says it is vital that museums participate in the development of a wider culture strategy for Scotland

    Museums Journal
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    02.10.2017
  • ‘Act now on data compliance’

    Museums have been advised to start preparing now for the introduction of stringent new requirements on data protection

    Museums Journal
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    02.10.2017