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Brand and house style

On this page you will find useful information regarding our name, our vision, our logo, and our brand guidelines.


Our full name is the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. The acronym we use is MLA.


Leading strategically, the MLA promotes best practice in museums, libraries and archives, to inspire innovative, integrated and sustainable services for all.


The MLA has two main logos; the ‘lock-up’ logo, and the ‘three circles’ logo. Both are available to download here in a variety of formats.

ZIP icon MLA logos (ZIP 2.4MB)

There is also a useful guide which explains how the MLA brand and logos should be used.

Adobe PDF MLA Brand Guidelines (PDF 1.15MB)

The Renaissance brand

Renaissance is a significant area of work for MLA, and as such, it has its own logo. Renaissance also consists of numerous regional ‘Hubs’, each with their own identity. In circumstances where the Hubs are producing their own publications, a regional version of the logo may be used. The generic MLA Renaissance logo and the regional logos, can be downloaded here.

ZIP icon MLA Renaissance logos (ZIP 13.2MB)

Guidance on how to implement the Renaissance logos can be found in the Adobe PDF Brand Guidelines.

Other sub-brands

If you would like more information on logos and guidelines for the Accreditation and Designation Schemes email or

For general brand information email or

Latest News

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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