Museum Moves 14 – 20 July 2023

The weekly feature rounds up the latest updates in museum appointments, openings, funding and new exhibitions from across the UK.



The National Football Museum has announced two new trustees, as Sam Patterson and Virginia Khoo join the Manchester museum. Patterson is the Marketing Director at and is a digital and brand marketing specialist. Khoo is Head of UK&I Equity Advisory at BNP Paribas with over 20 years experience in Investment Banking in her current role and from J.P. Morgan Cazenove and KPMG.


The Museum of Homelessness has pushed back the planned public opening of its first physical space,initially planned for 2023.The museum said its community and Board have agreed to “dedicate the rest of this year to community focused activity” and now plans to open to the public in Spring 2024.

The National in Scotland – formerly the Scottish National Gallery – is to open its new gallery spaces in Edinburgh next month, it has announced.


Hugh Lane Gallery and Dublin City Council have announced Ireland’s largest ever Andy Warhol exhibition. The first to open in 25 years, ‘Andy Warhol Three Times Out’ will feature more than 250 works, some on loan from museums and private collections in the US, Canada, Europe and the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Among the objects on display will be the artist’s well-known Campbell’s Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe pieces. Runs 6 October 2023 – 28 January 2024.

A new British Museum exhibition will mark the 75th anniversary of Myanmar’s independence from Britain. ‘Burma to Myanmar’ is the first major exhibition in the UK to focus on telling the story of Myanmar – also known as Burma. It will explore Myanmar’s history in four sections: an abundance of riches – geography and natural resources, a landscape of states and networks, the British colonial take-over, and the independence era. On display will be 110 objects, drawn from the British Museum’s collection and via loans from across the UK, Germany and Singapore – most of which will be on display to the public for the very first time. Runs 2 November 2023 – 11 February 2024.

This autumn, Tate Britain will present ‘Women in Revolt!’, a new exhibition of feminist art in the UK from 1970 to 1990. It will explore how interconnected networks of women used radical ideas and rebellious methods to make an invaluable contribution to British culture. Painting, drawing, photography, textiles, printmaking, film, sculpture, and archival materials will be brought together, showcasing work by over 100 women artists and collectives living and working in the UK. Runs 8 November 2023 – 7 April 2024.

A new exhibition and project lab – History Makers: Unfolded – opens this Saturday 22nd July 2023 at Derby Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition follows Derby Museums’ first History Makers exhibition last year, and will offer visitors the chance to explore the histories of Derbyshire people, inviting members of the public to contribute to an ongoing conversation about how its history makers can be “empowered in museum spaces, both now and in the future”. Runs until March 2024.

Visitors can explore the coastal environment of Portsea Island by visiting the newly opened exhibition ‘Ocean at the end of the lane: Discovering Portsmouth’s coastline’ at Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery. On display will be crustaceans, sea birds and fish alongside a roller coaster car from the fairground, as the exhibition explores the location’s relationship to the sea and efforts to reduce climate impact.

An immersive exhibition, created as part of the Southbank Centre’s career acceleration programme Reframe: The Residency, has opened to visitors. ‘Reframe: The Residency Exhibition’ features the responses of 77 Black and Black mixed heritage artists to climate change and features film, photography, music and sound design. Runs until 27 August 2023.


New funding has been announced by the City of London Corporation, signalling the start of a major project to renovate renowned arts venue the Barbican. £25 million has been agreed for the first phase of the Barbican Renewal Programme, which will focus on the restoration and care of the Grade II listed Barbican Centre building.