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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Highlights 2017

Highlights of the events and exhibitions of NMDC member museums and galleries for 2017, from robotics to immersive theatre to new uses for collections.

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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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Jobs

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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Working Internationally Conference

Some tickets remain for the 2nd March conference which will consider issues and practicalities opened up by leaving the European Union.

10th Feb 2017 »read more
Hearts for the Arts Awards reward local authority leaders who champion culture

Shortlist of projects and individuals which have supported culture at local government level.

10th Feb 2017 »read more
Select Committee hearings open on the cultural industries and Brexit

Sir Peter Bazalgette among those addressing the Select Committee on his last day in post.

10th Feb 2017 »read more
National Army Museum reopens in March

After three years and £23.75m investment, the museum opens with several new galleries and a space for the under 7s.

10th Feb 2017 »read more
Countries of culture report published

The House of Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media and Sport has reported on its inquiry into funding and support for the arts outside London.

6th Jan 2017 »read more
All hands on deck: transforming volunteering in museums

An app which increased volunteers from 40 to over 1000 at Wardown Park Museum is getting a wider rollout.

6th Jan 2017 »read more
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