Worth getting out of bed for

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19 Feb 2015

Transforming cold and clinical spaces in Sheffield’s children’s hospital into micro-museums and galleries is alleviating patients’ anxieties and helping them to heal faster. Cat Powell explains.

Being watched

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05 Jan 2015

Dirk vom Lehn explains how video-based research into social interactions in museum or gallery exhibitions can be used to develop new resources and inform arts marketing.

Getting to grips with commissioning

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14 Nov 2014

In a new series exploring opportunities for arts organisations, museums and library services to engage in public service commissioning, Jessica Harris explains the importance of understanding the outcomes commissioners are looking for.

Disability out of the box

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31 Mar 2014

Mat Fraser focuses his disability activism on how exhibitions in medical museums can change ideas and attitudes around disability.

A strategy for sustainability

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12 Mar 2014

Scotland’s museums sector has taken an innovative approach to overcoming financial challenges, according to Joanne Orr.

New ACE strategy: Keep calm and carry on…

08 Nov 2013

Arts Council England's update of its 10-year 'strategic framework' makes for sober and serious reading. But while there are no dramatic changes in its ambitions and priorities, Mark Robinson finds a worrying lack of solutions for cash-strapped artists and no recognition of the regional imbalance in arts funding.

Museum services suffer as unpaid volunteers and interns replace staff

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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

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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

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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

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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

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