Association for Cultural Enterprises

ACE is the UK’s only organisation for professionals in the field of cultural and heritage commerce.

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Museums Association

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.


Creative Scotland

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.

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Museums Galleries Scotland

The National Development Body for the museum sector in Scotland.

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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.


Culture 24

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

English Heritage exists to protect and promote England’s spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood.

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Charity Commission

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

Conservation Register is the only source for finding approved professionally qualified conservator-restorers