New round of Working Internationally workshops open soon 06/05/2015


Stage 2 of the Working Internationally Regional Project to build on the success of the pilot year. »more

NMDC welcomes five new members 06/05/2015


Museum consortiums covering areas around Derby, Nottingham, Hull and North Lincolnshire, Sheffield, Cornwall and Coventry have joined NMDC. »more

NMDC joins sector bodies in statement against unethical sale of collections 27/03/2015


NMDC has joined a UK-wide group of museum funding, membership and development bodies in releasing a joint statement today saying that they will not seek to work with museums whose governing bodies choose to sell objects from their collections in a manner that contravenes the long-established Accreditation Standard and Museum Association Code of Ethics. »more

Prime Time at the museum 04/03/2015


BBC4 has announced a new museum-based quiz show fronted by Griff Rhys Jones. Each episode will be based at a different museum, with confirmed locations including the Ashmolean, Foundling, World Museum, Wallace Collection, Fitzwilliam, Museum of London, National Museum Cardiff and National Maritime Museum. »more

Record museum visitors and fundraising for DCMS museums 04/03/2015


DCMS has announced that 49 million visits were made to the 16 museums and galleries directly sponsored by the department last year. This is a 4% increase on the 47 million visitors during 2012/13 and the highest figure since records began in 2002. »more

VisitBritain reports record tourist numbers 05/02/2015


Record tourist spend as visitors head for the regions in 2014 »more

Money from bankers fines to fund IWM Duxford 09/01/2015


LIBOR fines used to rescue education programme at IWM Duxford. »more

Arts Council places greater emphasis on diversity 09/01/2015


Major partner museums will be monitored on diversity measures from this year. »more

NMDC members' highlights for 2015 07/01/2015


Read about a selection of upcoming major exhibitions by NMDC members for 2015. »more

NMDC supports change to "2039 rule" 15/12/2014


NMDC has responded to the Government consultation on their proposals to change the so-called "2039 rule" by altering the term of copyright in unpublished works, of which there are thousands in museum collections. »more

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