Association for Cultural Enterprises
ACE is the UK’s only organisation for professionals in the field of cultural and heritage commerce.
The oldest museums association in the world,
set up in 1889 to guard the interests of museums and galleries.
Arts Council England
The national development agency for the arts in England distributing
public money from the Government and the National Lottery.
The public body that supports the arts, screen and creative
industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.
Museums Galleries Scotland
The National Development Body for the museum sector in Scotland.
Northern Ireland Museums Council
Supports museums in Northern Ireland in maintaining and improving
their standards in collections care and service to the public.
National Museums Northern Ireland
Responsible for the four National Museums in Northern Ireland and their collections.
Unites more than 90 independent heritage organisations in England.
Association of Independent Museums
AIM (the Association of Independent Museums) is the national UK body
connecting, supporting and representing independent museums.
Culture24 (formerly the 24 Hour Museum
The site lists over 2,000 museums and galleries.
Museums and Heritage Show
The Museums and Heritage Show is the UK’s leading trade exhibition
for the world of museums, galleries and heritage visitor attractions.
Department of Culture, Media and Sport
This Government department aims to improve the quality of life for all through cultural
and sporting activities, to support the pursuit of excellence and to champion the tourism,
creative and leisure industries.
World Federation of Friends of Museums
The WFFM is an international not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation
that unites and supports all Friends of museums around the world. WFFM
brings together a growing number of Friends and volunteers from all over the world.
English Heritage exists to protect and promote England’s spectacular
historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood.
The Charity Commission is the official regulator for charities in England and Wales.
Heritage Lottery Fund
Set up by Parliament in 1994 to give grants to a wide range of projects
involving the local, regional and national heritage of the UK. It distributes
a share of the money raised by the National Lottery for Good Cause.
National Museum Directors’ Conference
The National Museum Directors’ Conference represents the leaders of the UK’s
national collections and major regional museums. These comprise the national
museums in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, four leading regional
museums, the British Library, National Library of Scotland and the National Archives.
Conservation Register is the only source for finding approved
professionally qualified conservator-restorers