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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Museums Matter

NMDC's new document, Museums Matter, sets out the case for public investment in museums by illustrating how museums of all sizes and scope 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

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 44 museum, library and archive members across the UK.

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White Paper announces museums review

There will be a museums review during the 2016 - 17 financial year.

6th Apr 2016 »read more
Select Committee Inquiry into funding culture in the regions

The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has launched a new ‘Countries of Culture’ inquiry.

6th Apr 2016 »read more
NMDC response to DCMS culture white paper

NMDC welcomes the white paper’s recognition of the essential role culture plays in our society and economy.

23rd Mar 2016 »read more
Art UK replaces Your Paintings

More than 3,000 collections are represented, making it the most comprehensive single site for UK art.

6th Mar 2016 »read more
Last chance for expressions of interest in running Lancashire Museums

Lancashire County Council will go ahead with the closure of five museum sites in April unless it receives expressions of interest by 27th March.

6th Mar 2016 »read more
Museum of London launches competition to create new home

The Museum of London is launching a £200k competition, funded by the Mayor of London, to find an architect to create its new home on the site of Smithfield market.

6th Mar 2016 »read more
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