Enhancing National-Regional Museum Partnerships 11/10/2009


New research reveals scale of partnership working between national and regional museums. »more

Cultural Capital: Maintaining Investment in Culture through the Good Times and the Bad 11/10/2009


Leading figures from the arts, business and public sector came together at the V&A last month to call for investment to support culture through the recession. »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

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

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

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

New NMDC Executive Committee 08/04/2009


NMDC's executive committee also has new membership. NMDC Executive Committee members play a leading role in guiding NMDC strategy and acting as spokespersons on behalf of the group, for instance at meetings with Ministers. »more

Peer review of DCMS sponsored museums - pilot reports published 07/04/2009


DCMS has published the results of a pilot programme to introduce a new system of self-assessment and peer review of sponsored museums. The pilots were carried out at the National Portrait Gallery, Natural History Museum and Tyne & Wear Museums. »more

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