I Love Museums

I Love Museums is a campaign led by the NMDC to demonstrate the depth of support for UK museums by empowering the public to share why museums are important to them. 

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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

NMDC welcomed the publication of the Henley Review of Cultural Education and the Government's announcement of £3m for museum education.

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Promoting philanthropy

NMDC is working with Government and third sector organisations on ways to increase charitable giving to museums.

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Policy and projects

Working to drive the development of museum policy and promote best practice.  Current priorities include copyright and intellectual property, national and international partnership working and spoliation.

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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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I Love Museums

Today is the launch of I Love Museums, a new campaign led by the NMDC to demonstrate the depth of support for UK museums by empowering the public to share why museums are important to them.

10th Jun 2015 »read more
Museum and gallery visits up 20% in Scotland

New research shows the importance of museums to tourism in the country.

3rd Jun 2015 »read more
Hull plans £630k investment to improve Ferens Art Gallery

The Ferens Art Gallery will host the Turner Prize as part of the 2017 City of Culture.

3rd Jun 2015 »read more
NMDC produces guidance on EU PSI Directive

NMDC has produced guidance for museums about the EU Public Sector Information Directive, which "public museums" will have to be compliant with by summer 2015. NMDC has also produced a Decision Tree to help museums decided whether or not the Directive applies to them.

8th May 2015 »read more
New round of Working Internationally workshops open soon

Stage 2 of the Working Internationally Regional Project to build on the success of the pilot year.

6th May 2015 »read more
NMDC welcomes five new members

Museum consortiums covering areas around Derby, Nottingham, Hull and North Lincolnshire, Sheffield, Cornwall and Coventry have joined NMDC.

6th May 2015 »read more
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