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This section of our website contains latest news relating to the cultural sector, including MLA North West press releases and the latest edition of our magazine, In Focus.

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MLA North West News MLA North West announces the Inspiring North West Culture Awards 2006
22 March 2006
We are delighted to announce the Inspiring North West Culture Awards 2006 to celebrate inspirational individuals and projects from across the region’s museums, libraries and archives sector.
MLA North West News Goverment Agency seeks enthusiastic and committed people
22 March 2006
The MLA and MLA North West are now actively seeking applications for the post of chair of the Regional Board from interested and experienced individuals who are also willing to be a National Board member of the MLA.
MLA North West News MLA North West announces Flagship Economic Valuation Project
20 March 2006
MLA North West has worked in partnership with Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council to undertake an innovative economic valuation survey of the museum, library and Archive services the local authority is responsible for. The survey used the Contingent valuation methodology and demonstrated that the services were valued at £10.4 million by the people of Bolton.
MLA North West News A History of Modern Britain:
17 March 2006
Television’s most ambitious attempt yet to tell the story of our lives

Written and presented by Andrew Marr
Five 60 Minute Films for BBC2 Spring 2007
MLA North West News NCA and HLF join forces to support grant applications
16 March 2006
It has been announced that the National Council on Archives (NCA) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) are collaborating on a training series designed to help UK archives, or other organisations developing archive projects, intending to submit applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘Heritage Grants’ programme.

MLA North West News Jodi Awards for museum, library and archive website accessibility 2006 Call for Nominations
15 February 2006
Nominations are now being sought for the Jodi Awards 2006, the awards for museum, library and archive website accessibility. This year for the first time the awards have been extended to welcome entries from Wales, in partnership with Cymal (Museums, Libraries and Archives Wales).
MLA North West News PRISM Fund Oversubscribed
13 February 2006
The demand for grants towards conservation and restoration projects was significantly higher than in recent years meaning that the PRISM Fund for 2005-2006 is now oversubscribed and MLA is unable to accept any further applications until 1 April 2006.
MLA North West News Accessing Funding for 2007 Seminar Heritage Lottery Fund Questionnaire
31 January 2006
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) wants to encourage community based organisations and heritage institutions to apply for HLF funding for projects focusing on 2007 and its legacy. We are keen to fund projects that will add to our collective understanding of the transatlantic slave trade and its impact on our national heritage.
MLA North West News Culture, Media and Sport Committee inquiry:
30 January 2006
Protecting, preserving and making accessible our nation’s heritage. A joint response by Museums, Libraries and Archives Councils
MLA North West News Launch of Refugee Charter for Manchester
19 January 2006
The Refugee Charter for Manchester has been written by refugees and asylum seekers with the aim of raising awareness of the issues that they face, showing the positive contribution that they make and
opening channels of participation for refugees and asylum seekers in Manchester.
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