What is MLA North East?

MLA North East … is the strategic development agency for museums, libraries and archives in the region.

We are part of the wider MLA Partnership with the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and the eight other regional agencies. Together we work to improve people’s lives by building knowledge, supporting learning, inspiring creativity and celebrating identity.

The Partnership acts collectively for the benefit of the sector and the public, leading the transformation of museums, libraries and archives for the future.

We receive core funding from the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

We Represent … the interests of its three domains within a regional and strategic context, dealing with: Government and Government agencies; regional bodies; national and regional professional bodies; education bodies; local authorities and the voluntary sector. MLA North East’s sector in the Region includes almost 90 separate organisations.

Our Board … comprises 18 drectors drawn from the sector’s main types of governing bodies: local authorities; universities and the independent sector, professional representatives from the three domains and a representative from the Regional Assembly.

We Are Accountable … MLA North East is a trading name of Museums, Libraries and Archives North East: a company registered in England No.4159174 and Limited by Guarantee. We are also registered as a Charity No.1085565. Our Registered Office is: Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 2BN.