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ECMN publishes report to stimulate constructive debate about the role of civic museums

The ECMN has published a new report ‘The Future of Civic Museums: A Think Piece’. It explores the qualities of and challenges to civic museums and asks relatively radical questions about how they might rethink current practice.

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Alzheimer's Society launches guide to help heritage sites become more dementia-friendly

To help heritage sites get started on becoming dementia-friendly organisations, the guide contains information about how dementia affects people’s experience of interacting with heritage.

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£600,000 funding programme launched to help curators research and share collections

​The Headley Trust and Art Fund have announced a new £600,000 funding programme to give curators the time and resources to develop specialist knowledge relating to their collections.

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Tate St Ives wins Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Tate St Ives has been announced as Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018, the largest and most prestigious museum prize in the world.

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£1million National Disability Arts Collection and Archive launches

The National Disability Arts Collection and Archive (NDACA), a £1-million digital archive chronicling the history of disability arts in the UK, launches to the public.

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Aerospace Bristol awarded Archives Revealed Cataloguing Grant

Aerospace Bristol has been recognised as one of nine important archives across the UK with a generous grant from the Archives Revealed Cataloguing Grants programme.

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Government launches fund for restoration of UK coastal landmarks

Coastal landmarks which have fallen into disrepair have the opportunity to have life breathed back into them.

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VocalEyes releases guidance on making museums accessible for blind and partially sighted visitors

VocalEyes have released new guidance on how to make museums accessible for blind and partially sighted visitors.

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VAT refunds for museums and galleries - guidance notes released

The government has released some guidance providing detail on the broadening of the VAT refund scheme for museums and galleries.

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Take a look at The Museums Map - an interactive map of the accredited museums

The Museums Map is an interactive map of the 1304 museums accredited under Arts Council England's scheme...

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