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Coronavirus Update

MDY is working to ensure that we offer the best service to regional museums so that our sector remains vibrant and strong after this crisis. The Museum Development Yorkshire team are well set up to work remotely and can offer alternatives to face-to-face meetings. Throughout the crisis, we will support museums to preserve culture for […]

17 March 2020

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Heritage Emergency Fund launches to help sector

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has put together a £50million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The UK-wide fund – money raised from The National Lottery – will address immediate pressures over the next three-six months for those organisations most in need. It will be open for applications within […]

2 April 2020

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Accreditation Update: COVID-19 Response 

Arts Council England recognise that many museums are closing their sites due to the impact of Covid-19 and in response to Government advice. In order to support the sector during these unprecedented times all Accredited museums in the UK will have their current award status extended for an additional 12 months. All future Accreditation Panel meetings, including the […]

1 April 2020

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ACE Covid-19 Emergency Support

The Arts Council are making £160 million of emergency funding available for organisations and individuals who need it during this crisis. The funding streams will be open to applications very soon! You can find out more here:   Organisations outside of the National Portfolio – £50 million has been made available. Find out more […]

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Museum Development Yorkshire and Coronavirus

Museum Development Yorkshire is regularly reviewing its work in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.  As part of York Museums Trust, we receive daily updates by Visit York and the City of York Council who liaise with Visit England.  It is our policy to follow the guidance of the UK government and the devolved administrations, including […]

12 March 2020

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Developing Digital Capability

Working in partnership with Culture24, we are offering FREE workshops during 2020 to support development of your museum’s digital capability. These events are aimed at small to medium-sized museums, and will provide an opportunity to help you step up your knowledge and skills in using digital technologies. Your museum can access workshops individually, or in […]

4 March 2020

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Booking Now Open for Sporting Heritage & the Armed Forces Showcase

BOOKING NOW OPEN! Sporting Heritage & the Armed Forces Showcase Thursday 2 April, 10am – 4pm at Heritage Quay, Huddersfield Are you looking for new ways to use your military or sporting collections? Come and join us for our packed end of project showcase. Through the Sporting Heritage & Armed Forces project,  Army Museums Ogilby Trust and Sporting Heritage have built on […]

12 February 2020

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MDY Learning Cohorts – Open to ALL Museums in the Region

During 2020-21 Museum Development Yorkshire (MDY) will continue to run its successful programme of themed learning groups know as Cohorts. In 2019-20 MDY ran the following cohorts: Collections Health and Wellbeing Front of House Audience Champions Fundraising Income Generation The cohorts generally comprise of between 2 and 4 workshops through the year which will be […]

5 February 2020

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Now Open: Museum Development Yorkshire Job Applications

Museum Development Yorkshire Intern (Arts Council Funded) Contract: Fixed-term contract until March 31st 2021, 22.2 hours per week worked flexibly. Salary: £17,364 – £17,673 per annum, pro rata (actual salary £10,418 – £10,603). YMT Scale 2, SCP 12 – 13 Museum Development Yorkshire are offering part-time internship until the end of March 2021 to enable […]

23 January 2020

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Don’t Forget: Apply for Museum Development Yorkshire Support 2020-21

Museum Development Yorkshire has launched its Support Opportunities for 2020-2021. We have released the programme earlier this year to support your planning for the next financial year. The guidance notes and links to the application form are available at: For Support Opportunities in 2020-21, the final application deadline is on 2 February 2020 We […]

15 January 2020

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