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 2018

Highlights of the events and exhibitions of NMDC member museums and galleries for 2018, from spies and jungle survival to carnival and touring dinosaurs.

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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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Closing the gender pay gap at ACE and museums

ACE and many museums have reported on gender pay gaps.

5th Apr 2018 »read more
Nesta seeks nominations for New Radicals

Nominate a museum professional for Nesta's 'New Radicals' - recognition for those changing the status quo and working for communities.

5th Apr 2018 »read more
Horizon scan of experimental cultural work published as part of ACE’s plans to 2030

Social mobility, arts teaching hours, changing work patterns and the digital expectations of a new generation all likely to shape the cultural sector in the next decade.

5th Apr 2018 »read more
Enduring objects, contested meanings: Civilisations launches on BBC2

The museum festival connected with the major television series launches at the National Gallery.

14th Mar 2018 »read more
Taskforce report calls for a ‘brave approach to collections management’

The Museums Taskforce recommends a more radical approach to disposals.

14th Mar 2018 »read more
‘Why collect?’ makes the case for more funds for new acquisitions

The report includes a 'long view' of the museum sector stretching back to the 1830s and eleven recent case studies of acquisitions that have been transformative for museums and audiences.

14th Mar 2018 »read more
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