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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Policy and projects

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

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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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Sharing skills and collections

Collaborating with museums across the UK and around the world through national-regional museum partnerships, sharing skills and knowledge, international programmes and the digital museum.

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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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The NMDC jobs website has advertised over 2,350 vacancies across the UK's national museums, galleries, libraries and archives since the jobs page was launched four years ago. 

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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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Working Internationally Regional Project launched in June

ICOM-UK with ACE and NMDC are collaborating on a project to help local and regional museums work internationally.

3rd Jul 2014 »read more
Pay and display: new campaign to pay artists for exhibitions

Paying Artists campaign attracts widespread sector support.

4th Jun 2014 »read more
National Museum Wales embraces government’s anti-child-poverty agenda

They publish an anti poverty resource pack with examples from across the cultural sector.

4th Jun 2014 »read more
50p for culture campaign launched

Local authorities urged to spend 50p per person per week on culture.

10th Apr 2014 »read more
Why we give - UK giving culture dissected

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has produced a new report, Why We Give, which explores responses to the question of what inspires 700 larger donors to give – people who give thousands each year to good causes.

1st Apr 2014 »read more
Cultural announcements in the Budget

Cultural Gifts Scheme, cathedrals, theatres and Magna Carta celebrations benefit from the 2014 Budget.

25th Mar 2014 »read more
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