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

NMDC supports Government legislation for an Orphan Works and Voluntary Extended Copyright Licensing 28/09/2012


The Government has published proposals to modernise copyright licensing which would provide museums with a way to more fully use orphan works and apply for an extended collective license to digitise whole collections. The proposals were debated in the House of Commons on 17th October and will now be debated in the House of Lords. »more

New DfE-funded museums and schools programme 07/09/2012


Ten NMDC members are taking part in a new schools programme in partnership with museums around the country. »more

NMDC membership expansion 03/08/2012


NMDC is delighted to formally confirm that all 16 Renaissance Major Partner Museums are now members of the NMDC. »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

Proposed cap on tax relief on charitable donations dropped 31/05/2012


NMDC is delighted by the news that Government will drop plans to introduce a cap on tax relief on donations to charity. »more

World Collections 30/05/2012


NMDC has published a new report,World Collections, illustrating the breadth of museums' international work and exploring its wider impact. »more

NMDC welcomes copyright proposals 05/04/2012


NMDC has responded to the Intellectual Property Office’s consultation on copyright welcoming proposals to enable museums and galleries to more easily use certain works in their collections. »more

NMDC responds to European Commission’s proposals for Creative Europe Programme 02/04/2012


NMDC has welcomed proposals to simplify the European Commission’s Culture and Media programmes, aid capacity building and audience development within the creative sector and maintain the EU’s existing responsibilities for cultural heritage. »more

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