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#MyLocalMuseum Campaign – Extended 2nd February to 18th May 2021

#MyLocalMuseum Museums in Cumbria started a ‘My Local Museum’ social media campaign with weekly themes running from 2nd February to 30th March 2021. Museums across the country have been joining in each week and the numbers of people engaging is consistently growing. The campaign has been extended and will now run until Tuesday 18th May. […]

12 April 2021

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University of Leeds receives funding to boost digital development in heritage organisations

The University of Leeds has been awarded funding by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to participate in the vital work of the Digital Skills for Heritage initiative, which aims to improve digital literacy and raise confidence in employees and volunteers across the UK heritage sector.

22 March 2021

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Covid 19 Updates 10th March – Budget 2021 and New Guidance on Ventilation of Indoor Spaces

A number of measures affecting museums were announced this week as part of the new 2021 budget.

10 March 2021

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New Ticketing Guide from Digital Culture Network and Arts Council England

Introduction to Ticketing for Museums and Galleries

This guide for museum and galleries looks to break down the key areas to consider when implementing a new ticketing operation and potential tools and
platforms that you can implement to reopen safely.

1 March 2021

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Covid 19 Updates – 24th February 2021

Roadmap out of Lockdown

The Prime Minister has presented the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. This is a four step approach.

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MDY Learning Cohorts for 2021-22 – Apply Now

In 2021-22 we are continuing with our successful programme of themed learning groups known as Cohorts.  This is a fantastic opportunity to work with colleagues across the region to discuss, reflect, network and access high quality training for free!  Feedback from museum participants consistently highlights the great benefits of being involved.

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Covid 19 Updates – 26 January 2021

Closed Business Payments

The Closed Businesses Lockdown Payment (CBLP) supports businesses that have been required to close due to the national restrictions that began on 5 January 2021.

Eligible businesses may be entitled to a one-off cash grant of up to £9,000 from their local council.

26 January 2021

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Covid 19 Updates – 13th January 2021

Grants of up to £9,000 for businesses in the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors

One-off top up grants are available to help businesses through to the Spring. The cash is provided on a per-property basis to support businesses through the latest restrictions, and is expected to benefit over 600,000 business properties, worth £4 billion in total across all nations of the UK.

13 January 2021

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Support Opportunities for 2021- 2022

We have published our Support Opportunities for 2021- 2022.   The guidance notes and links to the application form are available at: https://www.museumdevelopmentyorkshire.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/MDY_Guidance_Document-2021_Issue.pdf   We know that the needs of your museum are changing fast.  For this reason, we are going to run two application rounds for support in 2021-22: a first round in January/February […]

7 January 2021

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Christmas Elevenses Recipes

Try making these historical Christmas recipes from museums collections all over Yorkshire. Sweet Sour Tart from The Cook’s and Confectioner’s Dictionary: Or, the Accomplish’d Housewife’s Companion by John Nott (1723). Gingerbread Biscuits – Ryedale Folk Museum from the Ryedale Recipes book. Moulded Gingerbreads – Ryedale Folk Museum from the Ryedale Recipes book. Christmas Relish (Piccalilli) – Dales Countryside […]

17 December 2020

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