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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'Striking the Balance' between public access and commercial reuse of digital content

A new report commissioned by the NMDC from the Collections Trust examines how museums are balancing the twin aims of maximising public access to their digital content and promoting their own financial sustainability.

5th Feb 2016 »read more
Exhibition and event highlights 2016

A selection of highlights from our members' programmes, from major exhibitions to more unusual events.

2nd Feb 2016 »read more
Science Museum Director wins Pushkin Medal

Director Ian Blatford reveals some of the diplomacy behind making Cosmonauts a reality.

7th Jan 2016 »read more
Fourth Working Internationally conference

Our fourth conference takes place at The Whitworth on 4th March

7th Jan 2016 »read more
Derby City Council considers removing nearly all funding from museums by 2018

Derby Museums Trust has two years to work out a solution with council and other funders.

7th Jan 2016 »read more
Museums fighting cuts

Jim Richardson of Sumo blogs his experience of running our I Love Museums campaign.

3rd Dec 2015 »read more
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