Category: National

£1.4m Museum Funding Support Announced for the North of England

We are delighted to announce that Arts Council England will be continuing its vital support for museums in the north of England from 2024 through the creation of Museum Development North, which will be managed by a new partnership between York Museums Trust, the Manchester Partnership, Cumbria Museums Consortium and Tyne & Wear Archives & […]

5 October 2023

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UK museums are invited to list themselves on a database for school trips funded by Hyundai

Museums across the UK are invited to create a listing on a new database that will support cash-strapped schools to book funded school trips. Launching in 2023, the Great British School Trip powered by Hyundai scheme will provide financial support to schools most impacted by the cost of living crisis in order to help them […]

21 September 2023

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OSPAAAL: Solidarity and Design

In the glow of the 1959 Cuban Revolution, artists and designers in Cuba sparked change through bold poster design. The V&A has in its collections about 200 posters produced by OSPAAAL, which stands for the ‘Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America’. Click here for more information. The V&A wants to […]

20 September 2023

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Heritage Alliance Manifesto

The Heritage Alliance has released its Heritage Manifesto calling for all political parties to put preservation of our heritage at the heart of plans. Click here to view the manifesto.

11 August 2023

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Opportunity to reduce costs: Online briefing for museums on the Energy Relief Scheme FRIDAY 7 JULY 3-4pm

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) will be holding an online session to demonstrate how libraries, archive services and museums should apply for the Energy and Trade Intensive Industries (ETII) element of the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBDS). Hosted by Chris Mulvee, DESNZ   Friday 7 July, 3-4pm. DESNZ Teach in for […]

3 July 2023

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Energy Bills Discount Scheme – further information

Museums are advised that the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero are advising non-domestic customers that they are eligible for the higher level of support under the Energy Bill Discount Scheme (known as Energy and Trade Intensive Industries (ETII). This includes museums, libraries and archives, historical sites and buildings, and zoos. Please see this attached letter. […]

27 April 2023

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AMA Inclusivity & Audiences Day Bursaries

Now in its 5th year, the AMA’s Inclusivity & Audiences Day champions Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) best practice from across our sector.   Taking place on Wednesday 10 May, this day-long online event offers you the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and dive into concepts and case studies that challenge and provide new perspectives.   […]

20 March 2023

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Museum Estate and Development Fund (MEND) Round 3 North area webinar – for museums that intend to apply

Friday 24th March 2023 10:30 – 12:00 Online The MEND fund from Arts Council England (ACE) is for capital expenditure grants from £50,000 to £5 million to undertake vital infrastructure and urgent maintenance backlog work to non-national Accredited museums. This is an open-access capital fund for non-national Accredited museums and/or local authorities who are responsible […]

15 March 2023

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The Arts Green Book : Sustainable Buildings

Published in November 2022, The Arts Green Book : Sustainable Buildings is an initiative by the cultural sectors – working with sustainability experts Buro Happold and supported by Arts Council England and the GLA – providing free advice on how to ensure that cultural buildings can become energy efficient, and less reliant on non-renewable sources of energy. The Arts Green Book […]

8 March 2023

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Museum Estate and Development Fund (MEND) Round 3

Arts Council England’s application portal for Expressions of Interest for the next round of MEND opens on 6th March at 9am and will close on 21st April 2023. This round is for projects that will be delivered between April 2024 and 2027. Those applicants that are invited to submit a full application will have between […]

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