Programme

We work with museums across Yorkshire and the Humber to support change, development and improvement and to create excellent museums. Our general support work covers the following:

Information gathering and sharing

  • E-bulletin sign up here
  • Social media – @MusDevYorks
  • Museum forums – please see our Eventbrite
  • Direct contact with Museum Development officers
  • Data gathering including the Museums in Yorkshire Survey

Development focussed support for individual museums:

  • Improving or changing how your museum runs (Organisational Health)
  • Supporting your museum to manage and make best use of its collection (Collections)
  • How your museum engages with and develops its audiences (Visitors, users and their experiences)

There is an opportunity for your museum to take advantage of:

  • Museum Essentials training – an annual programme, focussed on the development needs of organisations
  • Learning cohorts or small groups of museums developing work in the following areas:
  • Collections management and digital working
  • Business networking and relationship fundraising
  • Supporting front of house skills
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Involving young people in your museum
  • ‘At the end of the phone’ responsive information, advice and guidance
  • Visitor Experience Consortium
  • Northern Museums Volunteer Pass
  • Museum Accreditation Support including Q&As, on-site advice and surgeries
  • Small grant scheme to facilitate incremental change – please find our guidance notes here

Small Development Grant Scheme 2018-22

Apply Here