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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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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Latest news:

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HLF launches £8m resilience funding

Resilient Heritage grants will offer sums from £3k - £250k.

3rd Aug 2016 »read more
Collectors give to strong institutions which are likely to survive the centuries

Museums Sheffield's new report finds that to attract philanthropists to the regions, institutions need to be well-supported and not vulnerable to government cuts.

3rd Aug 2016 »read more
The geography of the UK's creative industries

Nesta identifies 47 'hotspots' and finds that creative industries are the fastest growing sector in nine out of ten metropolitan areas.

3rd Aug 2016 »read more
NMDC response to the EU referendum result

NMDC members pledge to continue to provide a safe, inclusive and egalitarian space for all members of the communities they serve.

7th Jul 2016 »read more
'The most spectacular interactive science gallery in the world’

Science Museum opens remarkable new interactive space in the autumn.

7th Jul 2016 »read more
Kelvin Hall to reopen as multipurpose cultural space

Groundbreaking space combines gyms, digital collections and museum storage as well as university research.

7th Jul 2016 »read more
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