Support programmes

MDEM provides a range of support programmes for museums in the region. These are designed in response to museums needs and are advertised periodically throughout the year.

Here you will find information on current programmes of support. Click on each one to find out more.

Equity and Inclusion for Museums

Equity and Inclusion for Museums

Opening conversations and laying the foundations for equity and inclusion at your museum. Working in partnership with NoBarriers this programme aims to support museums in England and Wales to improve their understanding of Equity and Inclusion. The programme will...

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Volunteer Development Programme

Volunteer Development Programme

Museum Development UK are thrilled to be working in collaboration with volunteer sector specialists 10GM to offer an intensive Volunteer Development Programme for up to 20 museums from across participating areas in the UK. This project has arisen due to the dual...

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Access in Museums

Access in Museums

MDEM is committed to providing Access support to museums, to ensure they are as inclusive and accessible as possible. On offer to Accredited museums or those working towards Accreditation is support to undertake an Access Audit of your organisation, including both...

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Diversify Your Income

Diversify Your Income

Share Museums East & Museums Development East Midlands are delighted to be working with Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy to run a Diversify Your Income programme in Autumn 2021. Programme Aim: This support will allow museums and heritage sites across the East...

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Family Friendly Museums

Family Friendly Museums

Museums Development East Midlands and Kids in Museums are pleased to be launching their partnership support programme for museums in the region, focusing on creating a family friendly museums environment for participating organisations. This programme aims to: Support...

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Succession Planning

Succession planning is a crucial element of good governance and MDEM’s Organisational Health Check 2020 highlights succession planning as a key developmental need for many museums. This MDEM short programme supports museums to consider all elements of good practice in...

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Audience Champions

The Audience Agency are currently running a national pilot programme in partnership with MDEM in the region, to support staff and volunteers at non-NPO museums to focus on using audience data to inform a museum’s development. The East Midlands programme has 6...

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Engaging with Schools

This programme provides advice and support for a selected number of museums to consider how they can engage local schools with their collections. By the end of the programme museums will have acquired a long term, embedded understanding of how to work with schools and...

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Banish the Backlog

MDEM in partnership with Collections Trust run the Banish the Backlog programme providing intensive support, training and grants to develop a museum’s collection and move beyond a documentation backlog. The programme started in 2018 and two cohorts of museums have...

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