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

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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