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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Latest News:

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Working Internationally Regional workshops: dates announced

The locations and dates for the five Working Internationally Regional Project workshops have been announced. Booking for the North workshop is now open.

15th Aug 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
Museum world calls for UK to ratify Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Propert

Senior cultural figures say there is now parliamentary time to pass important legislation to protect historical artefacts during war.

11th Aug 2014 »read more
Early career museum professionals give a Manifesto for the Future of Museums

Young professionals think ahead to the next decades of the sector, and the future they would like to see.

10th Aug 2014 »read more
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
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