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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NMDC response to Comprehensive Spending Review

NMDC is delighted that the Chancellor has recognised museums’ “rich contribution to society and our economy” by committing to maintain their funding until 2020.

25th Nov 2015 »read more
Raising Megan: Welsh Government consultation on indicators for wellbeing

The Welsh Government is consulting on factors to build a happy, healthy society, including participation in museums and the arts.

8th Nov 2015 »read more
I Love Museums takes to the road

We travel from Exeter to Scotland to promote the I Love Museums campaign.

8th Nov 2015 »read more
RSA tracks which areas are making the most of Heritage Assets

The RSA has used Big Data to track how well different areas of the country are using heritage assets to create wellbeing and generate tourist footfall.

16th Oct 2015 »read more
Pears Foundation funds renewal of IWM’s Holocaust galleries

A £15m gift will help extend and renew the galleries which receives one million visitors each year.

16th Oct 2015 »read more
Bob and Roberta Smith Loves Museums

In a blog for the Art Fund the artist Bob and Roberta Smith writes about how museums can forge connections between generations, and pledges his support for the I Love Museums campaign.

8th Oct 2015 »read more
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