Policy and Projects
NMDC members are committed to contributing to a thriving, responsible, strategic, museum sector right across the UK. NMDC works with members and external partners to drive the development of museum policy.
NMDC is working with partner organisations to advocate for changes to UK copyright legislation to enable museums to make greater use of many works in their collections and make copies for preservation and conservation.
NMDC recognises that museums need to approach long-term collections care in a way that does not require excessive use of energy, whilst recognising their duty of care to collections.
NMDC represents members on a range of cultural property issues including: spoilation of works of art during the Nazi era works of art; schemes enabling museums to aquire significant objects including the Acceptance in lieu and new Cultural Gift Scheme; and the Government Indemnity Scheme which enables museums to lend objects.
NMDC members have embraced technological change and have developed new platforms to enable an ever-increasing audience to access the collections.
For more news about NMDC policy work, including consultation responses, see our News page.