MLA North West is the regional strategic agency for museums, libraries and archives in the North West of England. We exist to champion the museums, libraries and archives sector in the North West in order to raise profile and increase investment – by providing strategic leadership, acting as a powerful advocate, and promoting innovation and change.
Museums, libraries and archives can enrich the lives of people and communities. They:
Stimulate creativity through rich collections and diverse services
Inspire learning through a range of formal and informal learning opportunities
Engage communities through partnerships with local people and by promoting community cohesion
Build the knowledge economy by providing access to information and ideas
Strengthen the visitor economy by making the north West a great place to visit, work and live