The Museum Sector

The Museum Sector

The lead body for the sector is MLA (Museums, Libraries, Archives Council) - The London section is here. The MLA is due to be abolished.

The Museums in each region were organised into a Hub lead by leading Museums although this is about to change. The original hub model, for example, the London Hub consists of the Museum of London, the London Transport Museum, the Horniman Museum and the Geffrye Museum. It was set up by the Government as part of their 'Renaissance in the Regions' policy. The Hub maintain a set of Museum Development Officers who can offer advice. Details of the West Midlands Renaissance can be found here.

The Government's lead body is the Department for Culture, Media and Sports. Museum Staff are represented by the Museums Association. Independent museums by Association for Indepentent Museums (AIM)

The Culture24 is the 'national virtual museum' and provides a 'portal' to Britain's Museums. Advice on collections can be found on Collection Link. For ICT, museum web site design and documentation follow this link.

For small heritage lottery grants visit the Awards for All Site . For larger awards visit HLF. For London Government Grants Click here. For the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation click here.

For advice on planning Museum Exhibitions - Say it Differently. For a group dedicated to interactivity in Museums - see For interpreters. Information on museum copyright should visit To display human remains in a Museum display

To find out more about Education in Museums visit the GEM web site. Do you want more tips for Marketing your museum? The Media Trust may help get Museum stories into the news. To win a prize as the best museum - or


MLA (Museums, Libraries, Archives Council)

London Sector

West Midlands Sector

Department for Culture, Media and Sports





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