Museums and galleries which are charities can claim tax relief for qualifying expenditure on exhibitions, including those that tour.
England has some of the finest regional museums in the world with extraordinary collections ranging from the earliest prehistory to modern art and science. From 2015–18, we are investing over £118 million in museums through our 21 Major Partner Museums, as well as strategic funds and grants.
The Arts Council is the development body for English regional museums, and we have responsibility for effective investment and advocacy for all accredited museums.
We believe in the power of our museums to enrich the cultural lives of people in England. Our focus for 2015–18 is on building the resilience of our museums, and helping them to form partnerships and make the most of the resources available.
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Sets out national standards to ensure museums are sustainable, focused and trusted organisations
Take a look at our funding programmes available to museums
Latest news and blog posts
A bumper three-day fiesta of arts, crafts and creativity starts this weekend
John Orna-Ornstein blogs about how museums are subverting our expectations
Take a look at our blog on continuing international collaboration following the triggering of Article 50.
Exhibition showing work by new and emerging designer-makers opens in Devon
A gallery in Liverpool are celebrating their 40th birthday in 'style' with a new exhibition
A programme which will change the face of volunteering in museums is launching in London in January.