Encouraging investment

Making the case to Government and major funders for continued investment in museums, including museums' contribution to tourism and the economy and the success of free admission.

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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

Current priorities include intellectual property, environmental sustainability, society and well-being, and cultural property.

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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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Manchester Funding Fair

NMDC will have a stand and is curating a series of short talks about partnership work with national museums at the Manchester Funding Fair on 17th September. Tickets are still available.

15th Sep 2014 »read more
Working Internationally North workshop: full programme announced

The full programme and speakers for the first Working Internationally Regional workshop on 24th September at Leeds City Museum has been announced.

15th Sep 2014 »read more
Working Internationally Regional Workshops: booking open

Booking for all five Working Internationally Regional Workshops is now open. The workshops are taking place in Leeds, London, Birmingham, Cambridge and Exeter.

10th Sep 2014 »read more
Arts Council NI on the brink of cuts to already awarded grants

The sector faces up to 5% in year cuts.

5th Sep 2014 »read more
Three months to save Wedgewood china

The Art Fund has launched an appeal to raise the final £2.74m needed to save the Wedgewood collection for the nation by the 30th November deadline.

5th Sep 2014 »read more
NMDC publishes briefing about museum partnerships

Our briefing looks at how loans and sharing good practice increase resilience in the sector and drive tourism.

12th Aug 2014 »read more
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