News

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

NMDC adopts guidelines to reduce museums’ carbon footprint 04/08/2009

 

NMDC members have adopted new guidelines for environmental conditions in a major move towards a less energy-intensive approach to collections care. »more

Renaissance Review and National Action Plan 23/07/2009

 

On 22nd July the MLA published the findings of the independent review of the Renaissance in the Regions programme, together with the the National Action Plan for Museums. »more

National-Regional Museum Partnerships 06/07/2009

 

New NMDC project aims to ensure museum partnership working is strategic and effective. »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

Learning to Live: Museums, Young People and Education 13/05/2009

 

This major new book on the educational role of museums brings together a collection of essays addressing key questions about the role of museums in young people's wellbeing and learning. »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

NMDC Budget 2009 Response 06/05/2009

 

DCMS funded museums will have their budgets cut by 0.5% in 2010-11, as part of DCMS's contribution to the £5bn value for money savings announced in the Budget. Read the NMDC's response. »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

New Chair of NMDC 08/04/2009

 

Dr Michael Dixon, Director of the Natural History Museum, took over as Chair of the National Museum Directors' Conference on 1 April, succeeding Mark Jones, Director of the V&A. »more

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