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Need signposting to a useful resource?  Here you will find various links, reports, presentations, sample/example documents and templates, all free to access and use.

Just click on the 'show tags' button on the left under the calendar to filter the information to your requirements.

Arts Council England (ACE) champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives.  They support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries.  In October 2011, ACE took on responsibility for the Renaissance programme, which Museum Development is part of.

ACE manage the national museum Accreditation Scheme which encourages museums to develop and raise standards.

Museums Association is a national independent membership organisation.  They have produced the museum's 'Code of Ethics' as well as many other papers and articles.  They lead on many national initiatives in best practice, hold training, and also run the Associateship of the Museums Association scheme for museum professionals wishing to develop their career.

Collections Trust is the main UK organisation for Collections.  Formerly called the Museum Documentation Association (MDA), it provides useful fact sheets under their other site, Collections Link.

Specialist Subject Networks (SSN) are listed on the Collections Trust website.  For other networks in your local area, see the networks page.

Association of Independent Museums (AIM) is a membership organisation for all types of independent museums.

The National Archives provide very useful information for those with archives in your museum.  Don't forget to look up your local County Record Office.

Our MDO colleagues in the South West, as part of the South West Federation, have a very comprehensive website full of useful resources.

The Museum Development team in the East, Share East, also have a useful selection of resources.