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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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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Latest news:

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Arts Council England announces NPOs for 2018 – 2022

There are 72 museums in the new portfolio.

4th Jul 2017 »read more
Three month review: 90% of Hull residents have visited a City of Culture event

Responses and data collected in the first three months of the festival show a positive effect socially and economically.

4th Jul 2017 »read more
York Museums Trust wins business rates case

Ruling may be significant for over 700 other museums in England and Wales.

4th Jul 2017 »read more
Party Manifestos

A summary of the cultural pledges in the manifestos for the 2017 General Election

7th Jun 2017 »read more
New Vice Chair for NMDC

TWAM's Iain Watson is the first person to take the new post.

7th Jun 2017 »read more
Manifestos for museums and culture

The Museums Association and other cultural bodies have described what they would like to see in manifestos for the June election.

7th May 2017 »read more
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