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Museums Association News - August Update

Museums Association news update for August 2016


Funding from Arts Council England has been awarded and discussions with Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are now taking place  – they are aiming to have representatives from all four nations on the programme this year. Please find the news story here they will begin formal work on the programme in October and will announce recruitment dates shortly after that so please keep your eyes out for announcements. 

Conference & Exhibition

There are still places left on the special offer for delegates from smaller museums. For full details of subsidised place and grants see here: 

For those who can’t afford to pay to attend, there is the Exhibition – with a massive programme of free content – 28 Museum Practice Workshop (  plus new this year a Careers Hub with 12 sessions ( All this plus a hundred stands of leading suppliers and consultants and lot of product launches and on stand demos. No other event offers so much in the sector for free.


Some offers are coming up in August and September. Look out for a time-limited sizzling-hot membership offers on social media coming in the next few weeks. They will also be running the annual student membership campaign in September and will be looking to repeat last year’s successful offer to smaller museums.  More information to follow soon.

Next Event

Shine On: New Perspectives on Museum Lighting
21 September, London 
The latest thinking and advice in an event packed with interesting speakers and top tips. Always a very popular topic and a great opportunity to discover new practice.

Esmee Fairbairn

The deadline for Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund is 7th September at 5pm.  

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