Survey highlights huge public support for UK museums 09/05/2024


A new survey has demonstrated how highly the UK public value their museums. »more

Museums welcome vital extension to Exhibition Tax Relief 06/03/2024


The UK’s museums have welcomed Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s announcement that the Museums and Galleries Exhibition Tax Relief (MGETR) is to be made permanent. Maria Balshaw, Chair of the National Museum Directors’ Council and Director of Tate said: “I want to thank the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt and Culture Secretary, Lucy Frazer for responding to the concerns of museums and the visual arts sector by extending this vital tax relief. It supports the making of exhibitions that directly benefit the public across the whole of the UK. At Tate it helps us create exhibitions that serve our local communities as well as attract visitors from all over the world. It underpins the economic and social benefit museums and galleries make to the UK economy and helps protect our world-leading creative sector.” »more

UK Museum COP 06/11/2023


UK museums, sector bodies and funders took part in the first UK Museum COP at Tate Modern on 31st October 2023 to secure consensus on collective action to decarbonise the sector and mitigate the impacts of the climate and biodiversity crises. »more

More good news on business rates – and 31st March deadline for 2017 appeals 22/02/2023


More good news on business rates – but museums urged to lodge 2017 appeals before 31st March deadline »more

NMDC response to Arts Council's NPO 2023-26 funding announcements 08/11/2022


NMDC statement in response to the announcements of Arts Council's NPO funding for 2023-26. »more

ACE announces NPO decisions, including expanded support for regional museums 07/11/2022


Arts Council England has announced the recipients of National Portfolio Funding for the period 2023–26. »more

Manchester Museum to reopen in February 07/11/2022


After the £15m renovation the museum will have a co-curated South Asian Gallery and flourishing vivarium »more

DCMS committee calls for action on ‘existential threat’ to culture from cost of living crisis 07/11/2022


A new report from the cross party DCMS Committee has called for urgent financial support and new regional funding for culture. »more

Art Fund opens grants scheme to museums for its nature-based Great Escape programme 05/10/2022


The Art Fund’s major Great Escape programme is inviting museums to use their collections to engage primary school children with the natural world. »more

AIM cost of living survey – plus comment from the sector on affording bills 05/10/2022


Half of museums think they can absorb cost of living in the short but not long term. »more