Latest News from MDN

Launch: MDNW Contemporary Collecting Toolkit

Collecting contemporary histories to ensure collections are up to date and relevant can be a major task for museums. For some, contemporary collecting is high on the agenda, but for others it’s a new approach and one that may feel overwhelming at first. To help, MDNW commissioned independent curator Jen Kavanagh to develop a Contemporary […]

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MDN publishes Our Impact 2015-18

Museum Development Network has published Our Impact 2015-18. It captures the reach and breadth of support that museum development teams are delivering for museums across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the 2015-18 funding period. click here to download the document

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Museum Development Network Conference 2019

The annual Museum Development Network Conference is being held at the National Civil War Centre, Newark, on 19 June 2019. The conference is designed for Museum Development teams across the UK. The purpose of the conference is to give people working across Museum Develoment the forum to network, and share ideas for delivering Museum Development […]

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WMMD Conference

West Midlands Museum Development Conference 2019

Date: Thursday 28th March 2019 West Midlands Museum Development is delighted to announce details of its fourth annual conference on 28 March. Funded by Arts Council England (ACE), the conference brings together the region’s museums, art galleries and heritage sites to network, share news and best practice from within and outside the heritage sector. Bookings are also welcomed from […]

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Pupils from St Deny's school during a museums 'takeover’ day discuss ‘old’ style photography with photographic curator Mandy Schaller © National Motor Museum Trust

Museum Development Network publish strategic consultancy review

The Museum Development Network (MDN) commissioned a strategic review in 2017, supported by AIM and kindly funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, to look how MDN could work more collaboratively nationally, and to explore potential options for working beyond 2022. This review was delivered by Mairead O’Rourke of Culture Runner, and included a consultation with […]

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Museum Development 2018-2022 Summary Presentation

As part of a workshop attended by all Museum Development Managers on the 20th November, we put together a summary of how Museum Development will be delivered across all regions, in the next round of funding (2018-2022). The summary is broken down into the following elements: Museums Funding Roles Accreditation Areas of Activity The Network […]

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Museum Development Staff Survey Results

Results for the Museum Development staff survey are in! We invited all staff working to deliver Museum Development across the county to complete a survey about their role and how they deliver MD in their regions. Thank you to everyone who responded to this survey. To see the results click on the link below: 2017-11-20 […]

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