The National Museum Directors' Council (NMDC) represents the leaders of the UK's national collections and major regional museums.

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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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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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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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Working internationally

NMDC supports and promotes museums' international work, including as co-organisers of the annual Working Internationally Conference.

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APPG launches research project to increase diversity and inclusion

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Creative Diversity is going ahead with a year-long research project into ‘what works’ to increase diversity and inclusion in the sector, with initial meetings taking place virtually.

4th May 2020 »read more
#MuseumFromHome festival in partnership with BBC Arts becomes top trend in the UK

On April 30th the BBC ran a day-long #MuseumfromHome event across television, radio and social media, celebrating the work and collections of museums of all sizes across the country.

4th May 2020 »read more
Sarehole Mill turns gift shop into community food shop

The site is now offering freshly baked bread to the local community, using a bakehouse which it launched just weeks before lockdown.

4th May 2020 »read more
Culture helps out

Museums, archives and arts bodies donate supplies to the NHS.

7th Apr 2020 »read more
Statements from the sector on Covid 19

Three statements from the past month on what the sector is doing - and who to approach if your museum faces a 'significant threat'.

7th Apr 2020 »read more
Fish feeding and home museums

A snapshot of what museums are offering audiences as digital engagement grows fast.

7th Apr 2020 »read more
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