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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Jobs

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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NMDC and MA respond to UK consultation on ivory

Sector responses as government prepares for most ivory sales to become illegal and China bans the trade.

11th Jan 2018 »read more
Law Commission’s programme for law reform includes museum collections

Reform will make it easier to deal with collection items with no acquisition records.

11th Jan 2018 »read more
Things are better than you think – Manchester Museum pilots a values-based approach

Practical effects of a 'values' based approach on everything from visitor-volunteer relations, to donations and the museum shop.

11th Jan 2018 »read more
Eleven bids to the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund

Bids include museum proposals in Blackpool, Cumbria and Liverpool.

7th Dec 2017 »read more
Museums reaching whole communities: record figures in Edinburgh and Manchester

Both museums have tripled visitors over a decade.

7th Dec 2017 »read more
NMDC responds to Mendoza Review

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

7th Dec 2017 »read more
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