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Are you looking to obtain a management qualification?

The University of York are offering a management development programme, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute and with the option to gain a Level 5 award in Leadership and Management. This course is taught in-person at the University of York over 5 months, with some online tutorials via Zoom. Price with CMI accreditation: £1500 per […]

2 August 2023

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XR Stories Culture and Heritage Event

About this event What role can XR play in the heritage sector? During this event, we will hear from artists, technologists, researchers, academics and museums working in this space. The XR Stories’ Culture and Heritage event will be a series of talks and demonstrations showcasing emerging relationships and projects between XR (Xtended Reality) and the […]

1 August 2023

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Collections Care and Management Programme 2023

This series of workshops, developed collaboratively by MDY, MDNW and MDNE, have been designed to support you and other staff in your museum to achieve, maintain and improve Collections Care and Management practices and to meet Museum Accreditation requirements detailed in Section 2 of the ACE managed Museum Accreditation Standard. The programme will begin with […]

6 July 2023

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Collection Care Part 1 & 2

Part of the Collections Care and Management Programme 2023. Part 1: This session will cover: an introduction to the museum environment; pest monitoring and control measures; a practical housekeeping session working on a variety of objects provided. Schedule: The Museum Environment; Light, Humidity, Temperature, Pollution, Mould and Pests Identification Prevention Monitoring and control; Condition Assessments, […]

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Labelling and Marking

Part of the Collections Care and Management Programme 2023. This session will give an overview of Spectrum 5.0 primary procedure of labelling and marking; a chance to review your own procedures; along with a practical session of labelling and marking objects. Schedule: Labelling and marking- the theory and overview Basic techniques, materials and assembling a […]

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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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In Your Customers Shoes: Northern Museums Visitor Experience Consortium 2023

Museums across the North of England are invited to take part in an exciting programme this summer.  ‘In Your Customers Shoes’ aims to put those who daily come face-to-face with visitors in the shoes of those visiting. What does it involve? Each participating museum agrees to send its staff or volunteers to three other museum […]

27 June 2023

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Screen Tourism – York and North Yorkshire Free Toolkit

There has never been a better time to capitalise on screen tourism. North Yorkshire is an attractive proposition for film and TV locations as evidenced by the success of the ‘Yorkshire Vet’ and ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ TV series on Channel 5 TV. These programmes create demand for the destination and there is an […]

30 May 2023

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MDY CPD Bursary 2023-24

THE CPD BURSARY HAS BEEN FULLY ALLOCATED. ANY NEW APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. We are pleased to announce the launch of our CPD Bursary 2023-24, with support from Art Fund.   This year’s scheme has a larger funding pot and extended remit.   Please read the Guidance Notes for full details and before making […]

25 May 2023

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Closing soon – AMA Conference 2023

  MDY is funding a bursary place at this year’s Arts Marketing Association Conference in Leeds. Audiences at the Heart 13-14 July, Leeds   Please apply now! Deadline: Friday 19th May.   Scroll down the page to find the MDY Bursary. AMA Conference 2023: Bursaries – Arts Marketing Association (   Applications are open to […]

11 May 2023

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