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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - The Draft Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill »We are committed to ensuring that out-of-control and dangerous dogs are dealt with effectively.Learn more »
Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
Health Minister Mark Drakeford has given a clear message to NHS managers to take action in response to the recent NHS Wales staff survey
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- Minister tells NHS managers: "Listen to your staff and take action"
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The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Repealing air quality ‘Further Assessments’ from Part IV of the Environment Act 1995
- Equality Impact Assessment of the 2014-2020 Rural Development Plan for Wales
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Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Creating a new museum is an expensive and time consuming exercise which needs a great deal of long term commitment.
If you are thinking about starting a new museum, here is some information which will help you consider the issues involved. Please be aware that the Welsh Government does not normally support the foundation of new museums.
What is a museum?
In the United Kingdom, the widely accepted definition of a museum is:
Museums enable people to explore collections for inspiration, learning and enjoyment. They are institutions that collect, safeguard and make accessible artefacts and specimens, which they hold in trust for society.’ (Museums Association 1998)
The Museums Association’s Code of Ethics for Museums (external link) explains the principles which should guide how museums operate. The code is available to download in both English and Welsh.
To help you decide
The following free publications might help you decide if you really want to establish a museum:
If creating a museum is the appropriate step for you, please visit the ‘Museum Accreditation’ and ‘Collections’ pages for more information. Even if you decide not to apply for Accreditation, you should still consider adopting some of its requirements.
If you decide that running a museum is not for you, then the following free sources of information and advice might still be of interest:
- For information about caring for historic buildings and monuments, visit the web pages for Cadw, the Welsh Government’s Historic Environment Service (see the related links box on the right)
- Community Archives and Heritage Group website
- For practical advice about all sorts of collections visit the Collections Link website
- To find out about your history or create a virtual collection, visit the People’s Collection website.