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 […]
#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. […]
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.
A number of measures affecting museums were announced this week as part of the new 2021 budget.
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.
In 2021-22 we are continuing with our successful programme of themed learning groups known as Cohorts. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with colleagues across the region to discuss, reflect, network and access high quality training for free! Feedback from museum participants consistently highlights the great benefits of being involved.
Closed Business Payments
The Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP) supports businesses that have been required to close due to the national restrictions that began on 5 January 2021.
Eligible businesses may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £9,000 from their local council.
Grants of up to £9,000 for businesses in the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors
One-off top up grants are available to help businesses through to the Spring. The cash is provided on a per-property basis to support businesses through the latest restrictions, and is expected to benefit over 600,000 business properties, worth £4 billion in total across all nations of the UK.