Museums Matter

Museums Matter illustrates how public investment in museums of all sizes and scope enables them to 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

Working to ensure that museums and galleries remain at the heart of children’s learning and development and continue to innovate to reach out to all young people in their communities.

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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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Latest news:

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Tax relief for permanent and temporary exhibitions included in Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

Museums could save up to £30m each year.

7th Dec 2016 »read more
Ian Blatchford to become new NMDC Chair

Director of the Science Museum Group takes over in April 2017.

7th Dec 2016 »read more
Working with national museums: partnership and collaboration

NMDC has published a new leaflet to help you find the right person in national museums for partnership working.

7th Dec 2016 »read more
2 March 2017: Working Internationally Conference

NMDC and ICOM UK - supported by the British Council and Natural History Museum - will hold the fifth Working Internationally Conference on 2nd March 2017 at the Natural History Museum.

24th Nov 2016 »read more
Select Committee Inquiry into the impacts of Brexit

NMDC submitted evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee Inquiry into the impacts of Brexit on the creative industries, tourism and the digital single market.

3rd Nov 2016 »read more
NMDC urges government to ensure new tax relief benefits the whole sector

NMDC asks the government to extend proposed tax reliefs to exhibitions longer than one year.

3rd Nov 2016 »read more
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