Prime Minister announces funding for IWM and reiterates support for free admission 19/10/2012


In a speech at the IWM London on 11th October 2012, the Prime Minister announced plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One. He also used the speech to reiterate the Government's support for the policy of free admission to national museums. His speech included an announcement that Treasury will provide £5m towards the refurbishment of IWM London's World War One galleries. »more

£58m Catalyst: Endowment programme grants announced 22/06/2012


Thirty six arts and heritage organisations across the UK, including several NMDC members, will share £58m grants from the Catalyst: Endowments programme and aim to raise an additional £106m. »more

Royal Albert Memorial Museum wins Art Fund Prize 20/06/2012


Judges of the £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries praised the ambition and imagination of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum's £24m transformation. »more

Taking Part Child Survey 02/11/2009


Latest data shows two-thirds of 5-10 year old children visited a museum out of school time last year »more

Culturelable online museum boutique launched 01/09/2009


Online boutique Culturelabel has been launched bringing together the retail outlets of 60 British cultural institutions. »more

Free admission boosts sense of public ownership of national museums 05/07/2009


Visits to national museums and galleries are at a record high for the third year running, with more than 40.3 million such visits recorded last year. »more

5,000 new jobs in culture and creative industries 12/05/2009


The Government has announced plans to create between five and ten thousand new jobs for young people in the culture and creative industries sectors as part of the £1.1bn Future Jobs Fund. »more

Museums at Night 2009 06/05/2009


Museums at Night 2009, which took place over the weekend of 15-17 May, is a national campaign led by Culture24 and funded by MLA and NMDC to promote museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries and archives in the UK. »more

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