Detailed research shows heritage worth £26.4bn to the economy 02/08/2013


Heritage tourism economy is shown to be larger than many commonly defined sectors of the economy. »more

Local Government Association encourages Councils to value historical assets 02/08/2013


English Heritage and the Local Government Association have just published a group of case studies demonstrating that even against a background of cuts, neglecting or removing support from heritage is a false economy. »more

Most popular global exhibitions published for 2012 04/04/2013


London museums perform strongly on overall visitor figures by year »more

ACE and VisitEngland announce collaboration 04/03/2013


The two organisations will work to create a greater synergy between museum and tourism planning. »more

Changing approaches to history education 04/03/2013


A summary of proposed changes to GCSEs, following a decision not to proceed with the Ebacc »more

Where the wild things are: ten years of Kids in Museums 05/02/2013


What are the conclusions after a decade of work towards making museums more child friendly? »more

Sharing Evaluation: blog series published 03/01/2013


London Museums Group and Audiences UK, with assistance from NMDC, have published a series of blogs looking at the challenges and benefits of sharing evaluation and audience research. »more

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

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