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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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
A year’s worth of visitors in six weeks for Ferens Art Gallery

Ferens Art Gallery and other venues are having huge success in drawing crowds during Hull City of Culture.

9th Mar 2017 »read more
Working Internationally Conference

Some tickets remain for the 2nd March conference which will consider issues and practicalities opened up by leaving the European Union.

10th Feb 2017 »read more
Hearts for the Arts Awards reward local authority leaders who champion culture

Shortlist of projects and individuals which have supported culture at local government level.

10th Feb 2017 »read more
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