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.

Recent News

Routine Playground Inspection – One day course

Routine Playground Inspection – One day course

Nottingham Castle would like to offer other organisations spaces on their upcoming RoSPA Playsafety training course. The training day will be covid safe and does not include lunch; tea/coffee will be provided. The event will be on the Wednesday 26th May 2021. We would...

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Covid 19 Recovery Grants Report

Covid 19 Recovery Grants Report

In response to the pandemic during 2020, Museum Development UK* and The Art Fund worked in partnership to distribute recovery funding to museums across the UK. The priority was to support the recovery phase of small to medium sized museums. These museums are often...

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Museum Accreditation – re-opening from April 2021

Museum Accreditation – re-opening from April 2021

The Museum Accreditation Scheme re-opens in April 2021.  Re-opening will follow a phased approach for applications and returns and all current Accreditation awards are extended for a further 12 months until April 2022. Further information including FAQs is available...

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Routine Playground Inspection – One day course

Routine Playground Inspection – One day course

Nottingham Castle would like to offer other organisations spaces on their upcoming RoSPA Playsafety training course. The training day will be covid safe and does not include lunch; tea/coffee will be provided. The event will be on the Wednesday 26th May 2021. We would...

read more
Covid 19 Recovery Grants Report

Covid 19 Recovery Grants Report

In response to the pandemic during 2020, Museum Development UK* and The Art Fund worked in partnership to distribute recovery funding to museums across the UK. The priority was to support the recovery phase of small to medium sized museums. These museums are often...

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📢FREE Online Training for Heritage & Tourism Organisations throughout Notts!📢

In partnership with @NottsCC we'll be hosting more training ... sessions this spring. Full list, details and booking info at http://bit.ly/m2mtraining
Training kindly funded by @HeritageFundUK

𝗩𝗜𝗥𝗧𝗨𝗔𝗟 𝗩𝗜𝗖𝗧𝗢𝗥𝗜𝗔𝗡𝗦 𝗘𝗫𝗛𝗜𝗕𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝟯𝟲𝟬° 𝗧𝗢𝗨𝗥 ... 𝗜𝗦 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘!
Our new exhibition is here: 𝗩𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗟𝗲𝗶𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲; 𝗮 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗼𝗻 𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 & 𝗦𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 and available to view now:
http://daventrymuseum.org.uk/2754/virtual-victorians-360-tour-now-live/

Happy Monday! Our new look e-news is out...take a look for training, funding and job opportunities: ... https://mailchi.mp/eb5213bc83fc/april-2021-museum-development-east-midlands-news-updates