At the launch of a new exhibition


The MLA organises events nationally and regionally to develop work in partnership with the sector in our aim to inspire best practice and excellence.

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Using web 2.0 to reach new audiences

How can Web 2.0 be used to help libraries, museums and archives deliver services in new ways and reach new audiences?

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Save the Dates – Save the Sector!

Two free workshops to help your service survive in a time of extraordinary political and economic change.

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Hub museums engaging communities

'Capturing Outcomes of Community Engagement Activities at Hub Museums', published by the MLA and ERS, reveals good examples of hub museums working to attract more diverse audiences as well as involve visitors in shaping their services.  Continue reading

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