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Find out how to set up, govern, and manage a new museum with the New Museums Toolkit.
First steps towards creating a museum
Before taking any steps towards setting up a new museum, you need to work out if it’s the right decision to take.
Introduction to starting a museum
We’ve compiled this toolkit to help you through the process of setting up a new museum or gallery.
Governing a museum
Every museum has a slightly different purpose. Being clear about your own purpose will make it easier to get the right people involved and make the best decisions for your future.
Running a museum
Museums have a wide variety of functions. They develop and care for collections, engage with visitors and communities, and keep their buildings safe and welcoming.
Connecting with visitors
Connecting with visitors is one of the most important aspects of running a museum. Make your establishment open and accessible in order to build a visitor attraction with a sustainable number of guests.
Developing and caring for collections
Collections are the heart of a museum. They provide tangible connections to stories and help bring history to life. But they need careful management to reach their full potential.
Museums glossary and contacts
A glossary of terms found in the New Museums Toolkit.