External Resources

External Resources imageArts Council England

Arts Council of Wales

Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Association of Independent Museums (AIM)
AIM provides advice and support for independent museums throughout the UK.

British Council
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations, and is on the ground in six continents.

Creative Scotland
National development agency for the arts, screen and creative industries.

An independent charity that brings arts and heritage organisations closer to audiences. They are a small and dynamic team of writers, thinkers, producers and publishers who love arts and culture, understand digital and believe that cultural organisations have a vital place in a better world.

Museum Crush
UK gateway to Galleries and Museums.

British Interactive Group
A forum for people involved in interactive education projects in the UK.

Collections Trust
An online collections management information resource with over 600 guideline documents and factsheets.

Craft NI
Promotes the development of the design-led contemporary craft and applied arts sector in Northern Ireland.

UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres
The UK Network of Science Centres and Museums.

The national association for gallery education, promoting greater understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts.

EUCLID provides European and international information, research and consultancy services to the cultural sector. It is the European Union’s UK cultural contact point, providing information on EU funding for the cultural sector, including programmes and contacts.

Group for Education in Museums. A voluntary organisation open to all who are interested in the educational use of museums and related institutions.

UK Committee of the International Council of Museums.

The Museums & Galleries Disability Association

The aim of MUSCON is to promote the exchange of travelling exhibitions and other projects between European, American and Asian museums.

Museums Association
The official Museums body in the UK, with information, up to date news, events and a monthly debate topic.

Museum Development Network
The MDN represents Museum Development providers and practitioners in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, which provide support to all Accredited museums, no matter their size or scope.


Museum Federations
Regional federations which offers support and advocates for museums and galleries in their area. Search online to find the federation in your local area.

London Museums Group

Midlands Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

North West Federation of Museums

Scottish Museums Federation

South and East Museums Federation

South West Fed

The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries in Wales

The Fed, Yorkshire and Humberside

UK Committee of the International Council of Museums