Why should we wait for atrocities to remind the public that museums matter?
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
Arts council publishes sector feedback on its ten-year strategy
Lots of museums are using their collections to connect with big challenges
National Museums Northern Ireland plans to extend its role and relevance, as it seeks to increase visitor numbers
Museums can show their relevance by providing context and analysis
This revamped archaeology gallery uses a human-interest approach to enhance its relevance to visitors, says Julia Edge