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About the Museum Development London programme



The Museum Development London programme uses Arts Council England (ACE) funding to drive development and deliver sustainability, resilience and innovation in non-national museums in the capital, so they can maximise their benefits to audiences and communities.

The Museum Development London programme is hosted by Museum of London. Along with the other 8 English regional Museum Development services, Museum Development London has been formally designated as a Sector Support Organisations (SSO) by ACE.

With ramifications of the Covid-19 crisis the current ACE funding period has been extended by one year to 2023. We will use the period to 2023 to evolve our programme and make it more responsive to the four Investment Principles contained within ‘Let’s Create’, ACE’s strategy for the culture sector for the period 2020-2030. The four Investment Principles are:

  • Ambition & Quality: Cultural organisations are ambitious and committed to improving the quality of their work.
  • Inclusivity & Relevance: England’s diversity is fully reflected in the organisations and individuals that we support and in the culture they produce.
  • Dynamism: Cultural organisations can thrive and are better able to respond to the challenges of the next decade.
  • Environmental Responsibility: Cultural organisations lead the way in their approach to the climate emergency.

Museum Development London is also part of Museum Development UK, a partnership of the 9 regional Museum Development providrs in England and of Museums & Galleries Scotland, the Welsh Government (Museums, Libraries & Archives Division) and Northern Ireland Museums Council in the home countries.