Essex Museum Development

Hello and welcome to the Essex Museum Development website, a space where you can find out the latest news, available resources and opportunities for Essex museums and heritage sites.

Essex has a designated Museum Development Officer (MDO) to support museums across the county. The MDO provides information and advice and offers practical support to museums in three key areas:

  • Collections management
  • Organisational sustainability
  • Audience engagement

These areas can include support around governance, Accreditation, volunteer recruitment, income generation and fundraising, marketing, learning and conservation.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch to chat about your museum and we will see what we can do to help!


For updates and resources related to museums and COVID-19, including around reopening and funding, please take a look at the COVID-19 resources page.