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50p for culture campaign launched 10/04/2014

 

Local authorities urged to spend 50p per person per week on culture. »more

Why we give - UK giving culture dissected 01/04/2014

 

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has produced a new report, Why We Give, which explores responses to the question of what inspires 700 larger donors to give – people who give thousands each year to good causes. »more

Cultural announcements in the Budget 25/03/2014

 

Cultural Gifts Scheme, cathedrals, theatres and Magna Carta celebrations benefit from the 2014 Budget. »more

European #MuseumWeek launches on Twitter 22/03/2014

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Museums across the UK are participating in a Europe wide social media promotion of museums and their work 24th - 30th March 2014 »more

Good programming and new innovations see rise in museum visitor figures 06/03/2014

 

The Beamish Museum, National Railway Museum and National Museum of Scotland all have a remarkable year - while the British Museum continues to lead the field. »more

Exhibition highlights from NMDC members 2014 06/02/2014

 

We have brought together a selection of the major exhibitions from our member museums for 2014 - covering everything from mammoths to Vikings, and suffragettes to WW1 commemorations. »more

Creative Industries: earning £8m every hour 04/02/2014

 

New figures released by DCMS reveal that the Creative Industries are earning £8 million every hour for the UK, or £71.4 billion every year. The figures have been calculated using a new formula developed with NESTA over the past two years. »more

Two English Heritage reports focus on skills shortage for the future 13/12/2013

 

There is a risk that traditional heritage skills may be lost with the retirement of a rapidly ageing workforce - but the sector also lacks people with IT knowledge. »more

HLF offers £5m in new round of 'Collecting Cultures' programme 13/12/2013

 

Substantial grants on offer to add to collections or improve their interpretation. »more

Arts Council responds to 'Rebalancing our Cultural Capital' 13/12/2013

 

Arts Council acknowledges that there is 'more to do' but argues that some figures in the report which suggested London is getting the lion's share of funding are misleading. »more

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