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Engaging the consumer

MLA chief executive discusses ways to broaden the appeal of museums, libraries and archives.

"Local authorities should always consider culture as an opportunity rather than a cost - it is not something to be bolted on as a luxury." Roy Clare would like to see new ways found to widen the audience of museums, libraries and archives and highlights the contribution of the Cultural and Sport Planning Toolkit. There is also a link to Roy's interview with the Guardian on his role as chair of Living Places and a call for more strategic planning at a local level.

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Swindon libraries report

Consultant's report sets out strategy framework

A report setting out a framework for the future of the library service in Swindon has been welcomed by the MLA.

> Read more about Swindon final report

Literature & Storytelling

Using museum, library and archive collections to inspire creativity.

Family Storytelling Disability Stories grants scheme is now open. Our funding will support family storytelling events across the English regions.

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Regional field team

The MLA engages across the nine English regions

A new integrated team will work to develop strong partnerships regionally and nationally

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Museum Action Plan

Turning curators from keepers to sharers

Leading Museums, A Vision and Strategic Action Plan for English Museums

> Read more about museum strategy