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How social justice is key work of museums – new video and blog

5 February 2014 by Dickie

A man stood at with microphone speaking in front of SJAM logo

Dr David Fleming at the launch of the Social Justice Alliance for Museums

Watch our new video which highlights the work of The Social Justice Alliance for Museums (SJAM). Here, on our blog, one of SJAM’s founder members explains why social justice is key work of museums.

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MA Conference 2013

15 November 2013 by David Fleming

Picture of David Fleming at  the SJAM launch

SJAM Launch

This week lots of NML staff have been busy at the UK Museums Association’s annual conference, held this year in Liverpool. We are told this was the biggest ever

MA conference (and it’s been around for more then 100 years!) and possibly the best, with lots of topical sessions. Read more…

Our international work

4 November 2013 by David Fleming

Vestfold County Museum Norway

Mekonnen Wolday Vestfoldmuseene/ Slottsfjelsmuseet

I have been involved in a lot  of international activity recently, as the rest of the world seeks advice from National Museums Liverpool (NML) about how to run successful modern museums. Read more…

Website shortlisted for award!

17 October 2013 by Lynn

 

Public sector communication awards shortlist badge

Here in the web team we are dead chuffed that our recently  redesigned website has been shortlisted for the UK Public Sector Communications Awards 2013.  Yay! Read more…

Tell us what you think of our new website and win free goodies!

27 August 2013 by Lisa

Image of a website homepage

Our new website design

I’m very excited as myself and the web team have been working with our in-house technical staff  and we’ve now completed the finishing touches to our brand new website design.

We’ve had a bit of a ‘soft launch’ over the last couple of months as we gradually put more and more of the design live and now we’re ready to tell the world about it!  Read more…

School holiday survival guide

29 July 2013 by Angela

Children in the Walker Art Gallery looking at a painting

The school holidays are here. Six idyllic weeks with your angelic little ones to look forward to… here’s our guide to making the most of the summer, even when their halos slip a little: Read more…

How much does it cost?

26 July 2013 by David Fleming

Woman and child putting money in donation box at Museum of Liverpool

Copyright Mark McNulty

 Museums are being urged by Government to raise money from all possible sources to cope with the cuts that are being made in public funding. But how realistic is it that public funding can be replaced by money from elsewhere? Read more…

The important work of the Social Justice Alliance of Museums

15 July 2013 by David Fleming

Staff in anti slavery t shirt looking at text panel on wall

I have been working on setting up the Social Justice Alliance of Museums (SJAM) – an international network of museums and related bodies that believe in the concept of social justice. Read more…

Can we afford Liverpool’s cultural heritage?

4 July 2013 by David Fleming

The landmark buildings on Liverpool's waterfront

Pier Head, part of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Site

I have been working this week on a Report for the Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Joe Anderson, on the city’s cultural heritage – the nature of it, the challenges, how to care for what we have, how to attract visitors to Liverpool, funding for the heritage itself etc etc. If the Report is any good, it will become a model in which other cities around the world will be very interested: the care and ‘use’ of our cultural heritage is a global issue, and the heritage sector has not been especially intelligent in explaining the whys and wherefores to sceptics, many of whom have a simple belief that looking after our cultural heritage is a luxury we cannot afford. Read more…

Should we charge international visitors?

28 June 2013 by David Fleming

Picture of David and Simon being filmed for The One Show

Simon and I being filmed for The One Show

Simon Calder, the travel writer and broadcaster, interviewed me for The One Show last week because of the growing public interest in the impact cuts in government funding are having on museums, an interest that reached something of a peak when the London-based Science Museum announced that it might have to close one of its northern ‘branches’ in Manchester, Bradford and York if its budgets were cut further.

Simon had a suggestion about admission charges. He agrees that admission charges for British taxpayers would lead to a drop in the number of people who visit museums, which cannot be a good thing, so he wasn’t advocating that. And we can’t charge EU citizens if we don’t charge British citizens, according to EU law. His proposal is that that we should charge non-EU citizens only. Read more…



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