MDUK

Museum Development UK (MDUK) is the umbrella network for all museum development providers across the nation. There is also a collaborative group specific for MD England initatives. MDUK’s overarching goal is to enable diverse, inclusive and innovative museums that welcome people from all backgrounds. Together we create a thriving museum sector by raising standards, driving excellence and training people working in museums.

Museum Development UK aims are:

Everyone can experience and be inspired by museums. From the teacher planning a class visit, the student seeking work experience, families visiting during holidays, community groups using galleries for creative activity, to the volunteers who help keep the museum running: MDUK promotes museums as safe, inclusive and accessible spaces for all to enjoy.

Excellence is at the heart of the museum sector. That means supporting museums to deliver quality exhibitions, events, activities and services and to maintain sector-recognised professional standards and legal requirements.

People working in museums are skilled professionals. MDUK is the number one provider of training and professional development opportunities for the museum workforce. We are committed to working with appropriate partners to deliver specialist training to build staff confidence, and delivering training on equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Museums deliver quality services for communities. In order to thrive, museums need to be relevant to their communities. MDUK supports governance work on Equality and Diversity planning so that organisations represent the communities they serve. We also help museums understand their visitor market to develop programmes to grow and diversify their audiences.

Museums manage their collections ethically and creatively. Holding art and museum collections in trust for future generations is a central activity for museums. MDUK promotes best practice for managing cultural assets and help museums communicate the stories that connect their collections to visitors and the community.

Museum have access to grant programmes. In addition to providing advice, guidance and training, MDUK supports all of the above through small grants programmes.

For more information about MDUK, please visit their website.

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MDEM Support for museums Working Towards Museum Accreditation

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As support to all museums Working Towards Accreditation, MDEM are delivering a series of support sessions, covering all aspects of the Museum Accreditation scheme, enabling you to understand what the museum is doing well, where you may have development areas and how...

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Vacancy at Silverstone Interactive Museum: Outreach Officer

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Is your museum currently 'Working Towards Accreditation' or about to submit your eligibility questionnaire? Then take a look at the 4 training ... sessions and wider support with @Heather_Lomas on offer from MDEM

https://mdem.org.uk/mdem-support-for-museums-working-towards-museum-accreditation/

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Don't forget to apply for an #AMAconference bursary. Deadline is 12pm this Friday (17 September).

Available thanks to the support of @Arts_Wales_ ... @CreuCymru @housetheatre @libsconnected @MusDevEM and @supercooldesign

Find out more and apply here: http://www.a-m-a.co.uk/conference/bursaries/

We're currently recruiting museums to our Equity and Inclusion programme in partnership with @MuseumDevUK @Aimuseums opening conversations and laying ... the foundations for equity and inclusion at your organisation.

Application deadline 21st October: https://mdem.org.uk/support-grants/equity-and-inclusion-for-museums/