Museums Matter

Museums Matter illustrates how public investment in museums of all sizes and scope enables them to contribute to key public policy priorities across the UK.

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Encouraging investment

NMDC works to make the case to Government and major funders for continued investment in museums, highlighting museums' key contribution to tourism and the economy as well as to health and well-being, education, society and local communities.

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Promoting partnerships

NMDC supports and promotes museums working in partnership across the UK to deliver a huge range of projects including exhibitions, training, conservation, research, learning and community engagement.

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Working internationally

NMDC supports and promotes museums' international work, including as co-organisers of the annual Working Internationally Conference.

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Supporting learning

Working to ensure that museums and galleries remain at the heart of children’s learning and development and continue to innovate to reach out to all young people in their communities.

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Highlights 2017

Highlights of the events and exhibitions of NMDC member museums and galleries for 2017, from robotics to immersive theatre to new uses for collections.

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NMDC newsletter

Our monthly newsletter includes updates on NMDC activities and policy news from around the UK museum sector and beyond.

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Jobs

See the NMDC jobs board for all the latest vacancies at NMDC's 44 museum, library and archive members across the UK.

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How easy is it to reach England's museums?

A new Nesta interactive assesses how easy it is for people living in England to visit a museum.

8th Apr 2017 »read more
Call to take part in the Great Exhibition of the North

Creative ideas needed for the Great Exhibition in Newcastle Gateshead.

8th Apr 2017 »read more
NMDC at the Science Museum Group

Our offices have now moved to the Science Museum.

8th Apr 2017 »read more
Museums Day 15th May 2017

NMDC and the Museums Association are working together on a Museums Day, which will take place on 15th May 2017. It will be a focal point for all museums to engage with local and national politicians to promote the impact that museums have across social, cultural, economic, scientific and educational spheres.

9th Mar 2017 »read more
NMS receives £390k to explore the imperial past of 130 military collections

A major grant to National Museums Scotland is supporting the project 'Baggage and Belonging: Military Collections and the British Empire (1750–1900)’

9th Mar 2017 »read more
Highlights list for 2017

Explore a selection of highlight events and exhibitions from our members for 2017.

9th Mar 2017 »read more
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