Category: Museum Development Yorkshire

Transition to Museum Development North for 2024-26

We are delighted that Arts Council England will be continuing its vital support for museums in the north of England from 2024 by funding a new Museum Development North programme.  Museum Development North (MD North) will be managed by a new partnership between York Museums Trust, the Manchester Partnership, Cumbria Museums Consortium and Tyne & […]

11 October 2023

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A Successful South Yorkshire Museum Forum!

It was a pleasure to catch up with our colleagues at the South Yorkshire Museum Forum this week – what a great turn out! The forum was hosted by Clifton Park Museum, Rotherham, and provided a fitting backdrop for the event. A nicely packed agenda of informative and inspiring speakers sparked plenty of curiosity and […]

11 May 2023

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Museum Accreditation Workshops 2023/24

Museum Development North West: Museum Development Yorkshire: Museum Development North East. Museum Development is hosting Accreditation refresher workshops for museums in the North of England. These interactive online workshops are open to all museums across the regions.  They will be hosted by Accreditation Advisers, Emma Chaplin, Kelly Chapman and Heather Lomas.   Each refresher session […]

10 May 2023

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Victoria Smith, MDY Intern, completes artist residency at Fireground Museum, Rochdale

We are pleased to celebrate the success of Victoria Smith, MDY Intern, in her Artist Residency at Fireground Museum, Rochdale.  Victoria has spent the past few months exploring Fireground’s archives and interviewing former firefighters to discover the roles of photography and illustration in the fire service. From training resources and product advertising, to forensic and […]

26 April 2023

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Museums urged to lodge appeals against 2017 business ratings by 31 March 2023

  I would like to ensure that you are aware of an urgent deadline to lodge any appeals against 2017 business ratings by 31 March 2023.   The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has finally accepted the use of Receipts and Expenditure (R&E) method to calculate business rates for all types of museums in England and […]

23 February 2023

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Welcome to our new team members

We are pleased to advise that we have appointed Sarah Oswald and Sue Hughes to join MDY in two fixed-term roles.

19 January 2023

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Annual Museum Survey 2022

The results of the latest Annual Museum Survey are now available to view. This survey covers non-national museums in England and allows us to understand how museums are recovering from the pandemic. Scroll through the interactive infographic to see the results for Yorkshire & the Humber and how they compare to the rest of England. […]

17 January 2023

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Celebrating Museums 2023 – booking now open

We are delighted to invite you to Celebrating Museums 2023 on Wednesday 1st February, at The Hospitium in York. 

10 January 2023

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Join us for our first Regional Forum Meetings of 2023!

It was great to meet so many of you at our forums in 2022, and to engage in such lively discussions and inspiring museum visits. We have all felt the benefit of meeting in person, getting out to different places – and connecting with colleagues over a hot drink and delicious bite of lunch!   […]

14 December 2022

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Share your thoughts – developing Museum Development North

Further to our recent briefings on changes to the delivery of Museum Development in the North of England from April 2024, we are now inviting your input to this process.   From April 2024, a new Museum Development North will replace the three current providers of Museum Development North East, North West and Yorkshire. It is […]

12 December 2022

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