Applications open for regional MUPI Match events

An opportunity to find your 'MUPI Match'

The NCCPE is delighted to have received funding from Arts Council England’s Museum Resilience Fund to lead an 18-month project to maximise the potential for museums and universities to work together to mutually beneficial aims. Developed in partnership with the Share Academy project and Paddy McNulty Associates, this project builds on a successful pilot project which was completed earlier this year.

As part of this activity, we will be hosting 9 regional networking events, called MUPI Matches, to broker mutually beneficial partnerships between small/medium museums and HEIs. Each event will involve museum staff, volunteers, and academics working together to find mutually beneficial ideas that they would like to develop together. Participants can then bid for ‘thinking funding’ to work together to plan their potential project - whether this enables them to do desk research; have conversations; or test ideas. Teams will be supported to develop their partnership, and find effective ways to fund their project in the future.

Applications for the first 3 regional events are now open

  • South East Region, 8 February 2017, Woburn House, London (details)
  • North West Region, 17 February 2017, Manchester Museum (details)
  • East of England, 21 February 2017, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (details)

Details of other regional MUPI Match events in March (for London, West Midlands, and Yorkshire) and June (East Midlands, South West, North East) will follow, in addition to two national MUPI events. In the meantime, please contact if you have any questions.