Encouraging investment

Making 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

Supporting and promoting 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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See the NMDC jobs board for all the latest vacancies at NMDC's 39 museum, library and archive members across the UK.

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Working Internationally 2015

Tickets are now on sale for the third Working Internationally Conference at The Hospitium in York on 5th March 2015. The conference is organised by ICOM-UK, NMDC and York Museums Trust and tickets cost £35.

17th Dec 2014 »read more
NMDC supports change to "2039 rule"

NMDC has responded to the Government consultation on their proposals to change the so-called "2039 rule" by altering the term of copyright in unpublished works, of which there are thousands in museum collections.

15th Dec 2014 »read more
Politicians, economists and creatives praise arts in ACE's 'Create'

Arts Council England has published Create, ‘a journal of perspectives on the value of art and culture’.

3rd Dec 2014 »read more
Creative Industries Federation launches to speak up for a thriving sector

A new body, the Creative Industries Federation, has just launched.

3rd Dec 2014 »read more
Cultural support in the Autumn Statement

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on 3rd December included announcements of funding for various culture and heritage projects,

3rd Dec 2014 »read more
British Council India launch research and information about UK-India museum partnerships

British Council India has launched Museums and Galleries: UK - India Opportunities and Partnerships - a comprehensive review of the museum sectors in UK and India, as well as case studies about partnerships between UK and Indian museums. NMDC was commissioned by British Council India to produce the UK element of the document.

5th Nov 2014 »read more
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