Review of Museums in England 3/11/2016
NMDC has been working closely with the DCMS team as the Museums Review progresses and submitted a written response to the recent online call for evidence. The NMDC response highlights opportunities and challenges for the sector under six key themes: digital; international; partnerships; workforce; tax, governance and diversifying income; and collections.
For each theme there are a set of suggested next steps for government and sector action, many of which recommend a more strategic use of existing public investment and consider ways in which investment, tax and governance systems can best support the operation of museums. The submission also focuses specifically on the future financial sustainability of local and regional museums, in recognition that this remains the most significant and immediate challenge for the UK museum sector. NMDC response, DCMS