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Museum Development Network and Art Fund Covid-19 Recovery Funding

In a new and innovative partnership, Art Fund is contributing £280,000 to Museum Development recovery grant programmes. The funding will reach museums across all nations in the UK who have not yet received public funding or smaller museums fulfilling specific cultural or local need. Museum Development Yorkshire will be awarding c. £35,000 of funding to […]

1 July 2020

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NMDC Good Practice Guidelines on Opening Museums After July 4th

Published by the National Museum Directors’ Council (NMDC) with support from DCMS and the Museums and Galleries Working Group, these guidelines are intended to help employers, employees and the self-employed, and volunteers in the museum sector in England understand how to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines should: provide a set of practical […]

25 June 2020

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Culture Reset Applications

Culture Reset is a practical rapid response programme to inspire more relevant and impactful cultural organisations and practices. Born out of the devastating impact of Covid-19 and inspired by the urgent need to accelerate change and respond to the experiences of a broader diversity of people, it will provide expert support and dynamic stimulus for […]

30 June 2020

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The ‘We’re Good to Go’ Industry Standard, Visit Britain and Visit England

You can now apply for a free UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to reassure your customers that your business adheres to Government and public health guidance. To support you as you work towards re-opening and welcoming customers, the ‘We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard and consumer mark is now available to provide a […]

25 June 2020

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Article: Reopening Barriers for the Visually Impaired

This very interesting article on Arts Professional looks at the barriers faced by the visually impaired with the re-opening measures and it provides good tips on how to be inclusive. What has been the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on those who are blind or have low levels of vision? And how can cultural venues […]

18 June 2020

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Arts Council England Covid-19 Support and Guidance

Arts Council England have a central resource setting out available Government and wider support for organisations and individuals relevant to the cultural sector. These pages are continually updated and are produced in consultation with DCMS.   Future Re-Opening Guidance – With the easing of the national lockdown, both the government and sector organisations are now bringing forward sector […]

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Escaping Lockdown Grant

In response to the current crisis we are launching a grant fund to help you better survive now and prepare to reopen and relaunch your museum. We are encouraging projects of £500 to £1000, with NO match funding. We do require a clear project plan that addresses either: A key immediate issue that has resulted […]

28 May 2020

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Call for Content – Celebrating Museums 2020

We are preparing for our online event ‘Celebrating Museums 2020’ on 23rd June. We’d love to know what are wanting to celebrate about your work during the Covid-19 lockdown. This could be online or offline activity; work you are doing remotely with visitors, or behind the scenes activity to prepare your museum for reopening. If […]

27 May 2020

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Ecsite Network Webinars

Ecsite has upcoming webinars online for free. Upcoming events include: Audience Research and Covid-19: opportunity or obstacle – 20th May 2pm Equity and Diversity in Times of Coronavirus – 27th May 2pm Digital Presence – 3rd June 2pm Watch the replay of Decolonising Museums and Science Communication. Find them all here: https://www.crowdcast.io/ecsite_network

18 May 2020

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New IPR Guidance Sheets Published

As part of a project with Naomi Korn Associates we have commissioned an advice sheet on Volunteers and IPR. The guidance can be downloaded here: https://www.museumdevelopmentyorkshire.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IPR-Advice-Sheet-12-Volunteers-and-IPR-Guidance.pdf The FAQ’s can be downloaded here: https://www.museumdevelopmentyorkshire.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IPR-Advice-Sheet-12a-Volunteers-and-IPR-FAQs.pdf The Model Deed of Assignment of Copyright (Volunteers) – IPR Advice Sheet 12b can be found as a PDF: https://www.museumdevelopmentyorkshire.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Legal-Compliance-Factsheet-DWH-ed-v2.pdf IPR Advice […]

14 May 2020

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