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Museum Development Yorkshire Annual Review 2019-20

We’re delighted to share this overview of our work with museums around the Yorkshire and Humberside region during 2019-20.

28 June 2021

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Annual Museum Survey 2020 Results

The figures from the Annual Museum Survey 2020 are now available to view online. This is part of a national survey from Museum Development England, with funding from Arts Council England. The data is the most comprehensive and robust survey of English museums in more than a decade. Using the report below, we can show the social and economic important of non-national Accredited museums to funders and stakeholders – locally, regionally, and nationally. 

17 May 2021

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Coronavirus Update – Further easing of restrictions CONFIRMED for 17 May and updated guidance on business events

On 10 May the Prime Minister announced that the Government will go ahead with moving to Step 3 in England from 17 May. This will mean that indoor museums and galleries in England will be permitted to open with COVID-secure measures.

11 May 2021

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New: MDY Covid Secure Reopening Guidance

Two members of York Museums Trust’s Visitor Experience team have been working with MDY to produce this document to advise your museum on reopening in a Covid secure way.

22 April 2021

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Covid 19 Updates 12 April – Step 2 of the Roadmap, Testing, and Office Work

Further Easing of Covid Restrictions The Prime Minister has confirmed that Step 2 of the roadmap will proceed after data confirmed the government’s four tests for easing Covid restrictions has been met. For museums, this means that: Outdoor spaces can reopen Groups of six people or two households can gather. Outdoor areas at hospitality venues […]

12 April 2021

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#MyLocalMuseum Campaign – Extended 2nd February to 18th May 2021

#MyLocalMuseum Museums in Cumbria started a ‘My Local Museum’ social media campaign with weekly themes running from 2nd February to 30th March 2021. Museums across the country have been joining in each week and the numbers of people engaging is consistently growing. The campaign has been extended and will now run until Tuesday 18th May. […]

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University of Leeds receives funding to boost digital development in heritage organisations

The University of Leeds has been awarded funding by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to participate in the vital work of the Digital Skills for Heritage initiative, which aims to improve digital literacy and raise confidence in employees and volunteers across the UK heritage sector.

22 March 2021

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Covid 19 Updates 10th March – Budget 2021 and New Guidance on Ventilation of Indoor Spaces

A number of measures affecting museums were announced this week as part of the new 2021 budget.

10 March 2021

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New Ticketing Guide from Digital Culture Network and Arts Council England

Introduction to Ticketing for Museums and Galleries

This guide for museum and galleries looks to break down the key areas to consider when implementing a new ticketing operation and potential tools and
platforms that you can implement to reopen safely.

1 March 2021

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Covid 19 Updates – 24th February 2021

Roadmap out of Lockdown

The Prime Minister has presented the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This is a four step approach.

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