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Online Marketing Training Films

MDUK are pleased to share three films of recorded training sessions, focusing on elements of online marketing. We know that digital literacy and audience engagement has been a key development area for museums across the UK over the last 18 months and beyond, and as such wanted to provide accessible and free to access resources […]

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Collections Basic Films

MDEM Launch Collections Basics Films Museum Development East Midlands (MDEM) is pleased to publish three Collections Basics Films, for museum staff and volunteers both in the East Midlands and across the UK. Written and presented by MDEM Regional Collections Advisor Anita Hollinshead, MDEM commissioned a professional production company based in Leicester to support the production […]

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Roots and Branches Evaluation Brief

Museum Development North West (MDNW), in partnership with Manchester Museum (MM) and the Carbon Literacy Project (CLP), have received £136,750 of public funding by the National Lottery, through Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants, for an ambitious two-year project. ‘Roots and Branches’ focuses on museums and environmental sustainability and aims to accelerate the museum sector’s ability to respond to the climate […]

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Carbon literate museums are the future

‘Roots and Branches’ project receives public funding MDNW, in partnership with Manchester Museum and the Carbon Literacy Trust, have received £136,750 of public funding by the National Lottery, through Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants for an ambitious two-year project. ‘Roots & Branches’ focuses on museums and environmental sustainability and aims to accelerate the museum sector’s ability to respond to the […]

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MDUK: taking action on equality, diversity and inclusion

In July 2020, Museum Development UK (MDUK) released a statement in response to the international Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd in police custody, stating its commitment to learning, taking action and to actively listen to what was happening across the globe. Here are some of the things we have been […]

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Working with Freelancers

South West Museum Development launch new resources with Museum Freelance Working in partnership with Museum Freelance, South West Museum Development has developed a set of key principles for commissioning and working with freelancers to support the museum sector. Freelancers make a vital contribution to the museum and heritage sector. The principles and guidance were developed in […]

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London Museum Development: Training museums during Covid-19

Elizabeth Coningsby, Museum Development Officer, Training, reflects on how the London Museum Development team has adapted its training and development programme to support museums in lockdown. London Museum Development manages the Skills Plus and Digital Futures training programmes for all paid and unpaid staff working for non-National (and non-NPO), Accredited museums in the London region, […]

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Reopening Guidance for Museums

Good Practice Guidelines for Reopening Museums after 4 July 2020 The National Museum Directors’ Council (NMDC) with support from DCMS and the Museums and Galleries Working Group, has published the Good Practice Guidance for Reopening Museums. It is intended to help employers, employees, the self-employed and volunteers in the museum sector in England understand how to […]

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Art Fund and Museum Development Recovery Grants

“Even the smallest amount can make a difference to small and local organisations as they adjust their offer to reopen effectively and remain relevant to audiences going forward. These funds will make a significant impact on smaller museums that are highly valued community assets” Claire Browne, MDUK Chair.   In a new and innovative partnership, […]

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Preparing for post-Covid re-opening for Museums

Colleagues from across MDUK have collated resources from across the globe to support museums during Covid-19. The information includes advice, support and resources to help the sector plan for reopening after Covid-19. We all know that this is a changing environment, so please note that this list of resources was compiled week commencing 13 May […]

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