In our opinion 28/1/2013

Dr Michael Dixon, Chair of the NMDC and Director of the Natural History Museum, and Iain Watson, Director of Tyne and Wear Museums and Archives (and a member of the NMDC Executive), have written articles for M+H Advisor about capitalising on the opportunities of 2012 and facing the challenges of 2013.

As Dr Dixon nears the end of his term as Chair of the NMDC he reflects on the opportunities London 2012 and the policy of free admission to national museums have offered and the importance of grasping these at a time of reduced public funding for museums. Read the article here.

Despite recent proposals by Newcastle City Council to markedly reduce funding to museums and cuts to Major Partner Museums following the 2012 Autumn Statement, Iain Watson remains upbeat about the future of Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. Read the article here.