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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NMDC responds to Mendoza Review

Read NMDC's response to The Mendoza Review and the Strategic review of DCMS-sponsored national museums.

14th Nov 2017 »read more
Interviewing the amygdala: National Trust uses MRI machine for research

Insights about reactions to heritage from brain scanning.

6th Nov 2017 »read more
An Ark of new species: discovering new animals in natural history collections

Natural history collections in museums have become as important as forays into the wild for discovering new species.

6th Nov 2017 »read more
Derby’s Museum of Making receives £9.4m HLF support

HLF has confirmed its contribution of £9.4m towards Derby Silk Mill’s transformation.

6th Nov 2017 »read more
Civilisations update

More on how museums can participate in a major cultural festival in March next year.

11th Oct 2017 »read more
Relevance 2017

ICOM explores ‘are we trying hard enough? – making museums and historic houses relevant to audiences in the 21st century’

7th Oct 2017 »read more
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