Birmingham Museums Trust begins redundancy consultations

Around half of staff are at risk of losing their jobs

Cultural sector support staff are undervalued, finds research

A consultation has found that assistant roles are sometimes misunderstood and not well respected

Leonie Bell appointed as V&A Dundee director

The former cultural regeneration lead for Paisley will take over from founding director Philip Long

Canadian Museum for Human Rights president to stand down amid discrimination crisis

An external review will examine recent accusations of racism and homophobia at the institution

How are museum staff faring during closures?

Fears for job security and pay protection

Cultural bodies look at new ways to address bullying

National Portrait Gallery is first museum to launch Guardians scheme to tackle workplace harassment

Museums urged to value freelance staff

Museums should offer freelancers professional development and pay them on time

‘No pay gap complacency’

All organisations in the arts and heritage sector report a lower gender pay gap than the national average

Front-of-house staff need more opportunities

What talent are we losing by failing to nurture frontline workers?

Time to rethink beliefs around ‘cultural fit’

There's renewed focus on leadership, but are we missing those in the middle?

When almost half of FoH staff feel undervalued, we need to ask why

Help us complete the FoHMuseums survey 2019

My career was shaped by an apprenticeship 

How non-traditional entry routes enrich the museum workforce

Stressed out

Are museums looking after the mental health and wellbeing of their often overworked and underpaid staff?

Hats off

Karen Perkins, the director of culture and engagement for Luton Culture

Profile: Steph Scholten

The new director of the Hunterian in Glasgow, talks to Eleanor Mills about how he’s settling in

Profile

Alistair Hudson, the director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, talks to Eleanor Mills about how museums can operate for the greater good. Photography by Phil Sayer


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Haslemere Educational Museum, Surrey

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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity

Big Debate: Diversity

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