Museum services suffer as unpaid volunteers and interns replace staff

Museum invigilator on duty
01 Oct 2013

Funding cuts have forced museums and galleries to employ more unpaid volunteers and reduce the numbers of museum professionals, affecting education and outreach programmes.

Acquiring Latin American art

Image of Gaston Ugalde work
17 Jun 2013

In a relatively buoyant global art scene, Mauro Herlitzka looks at the increasing interest in Latin American art, aided by an acquisition programme for UK galleries.

Creating the big society

Image of bannners
11 Apr 2013

Sarah Stannage asks whether we can be confident that individuals and communities will step forward to support the development of local creative economies.

Pickles advises councils to lease unused art

Eric Pickles
15 Jan 2013

The Secretary of State has called for local councils' gallery archives to go on loan to make money.

Strategies for a digital culture

Photo of spectators outside MoMA
20 Nov 2012

Oonagh Murphy’s research into how museums are engaging digitally with their audiences took her to New York. Here she reports on what she saw.

Cheery smiles

12 Nov 2012

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust uses 450 regular volunteers in various roles from demonstrating crafts to litter-picking. Lucy Andrews Manion describes how she keeps them all happy.

Museums are from Mars

30 Apr 2012

Claire Gulliver shares the experiences of a region-wide programme to build collaborations between artists and museums

Scotland’s galleries pull together

09 Apr 2012

A National Development Body will lead on the development and facilitation of new partnerships between museums and galleries in Scotland

Museum visits double over ten years

21 Nov 2011

National museums celebrate the impact of a decade of free entry

Cover your assets

19 Sep 2011

Benjamin Futerman and Tim Maxwell consider the impact of damage to works of art and how to protect artwork financially, physically and legally

Needs and networks

04 Jul 2011

Rosalie Neath explains how volunteers help the work of the Art Fund

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