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The ongoing precarious state of local authority finance is a particular concern in London. Most of the museums it supports are in the outer suburbs – the very part of the capital which available data still suggests has the lowest levels of museum and broader cultural engagement. We will, therefore, also be continuing our Strong and Safe resilience programme for local authority-funded museum and archive services.
The 2018-22 programme will feature specialist training and grants to encourage services to explore new ways of working. Museum and archive services are often jointly located or managed within London local authorities, and the programme will remain open to both sectors.
A support programme for Local Authority funded Museum and Archive Services. These training sessions have been designed with the needs of those working as managers in Local Authority Museums and Archives in mind. Each session will provide you with knowledge, understanding and skills to enable you to plan for improved organisational resilience. Further information about the programme for 2019 - 20 will be made available shortly.