MDN 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.
Open for applications from the end of June 2020, the partnership will offer grants up to £10,000 depending on regional and national circumstances. The funding will support effective reopening, reengaging audiences and developing new sustainable offers as museums plan for reopening from 4 July 2020.
For full details, eligibility and application guidelines, contact your local MD provider. Links to all MD providers can be found on the Programmes page. In Wales, recovery grants will be distributed via the Federation of Museums and Galleries of Wales.
Black Lives Matter
Museum Development Network (MDN) stands in solidarity with Black Communities which include museum employees, volunteers and visitors.
As Museum Development providers we recognise our role, alongside that of museums, to develop an inclusive sector that challenges and opposes racism.
Arts Council England, and Museums Galleries Scotland have issued statements in support of the Movement. As a network, MDN is currently taking time to reflect and initiate new dialogues to explore meaningful and sustainable actions.
We WILL actively listen, educate ourselves and take action.
Further information about our commitment to diversity and inclusion can be found within our aims.
Recent blog posts
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, […]
Museum Development Network is seeking a designer or design agency to develop 2 distinct logos: a new logo for the Network and a separate logo for Museum Development in England. Each logo should have a distinct design that reflects the nuanced difference and connection between the national Network and the Museum Development Programme in England. […]
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 […]