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Government consultation on their proposals to change the so-called "2039 rule" by altering the term of copyright in unpublished works, of which there are thousands in museum collections.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

Politicians, economists and creatives praise arts in ACE's 'Create' 03/12/2014


Arts Council England has published Create, ‘a journal of perspectives on the value of art and culture’. »more

Creative Industries Federation launches to speak up for a thriving sector 03/12/2014


A new body, the Creative Industries Federation, has just launched. »more

Cultural support in the Autumn Statement 03/12/2014


The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on 3rd December included announcements of funding for various culture and heritage projects, »more

British Council India launch research and information about UK-India museum partnerships 05/11/2014


British Council India has launched Museums and Galleries: UK - India Opportunities and Partnerships - a comprehensive review of the museum sectors in UK and India, as well as case studies about partnerships between UK and Indian museums. NMDC was commissioned by British Council India to produce the UK element of the document. »more

Parliamentary culture, media and sport committee reports on the Arts Council 05/11/2014


Report on the Arts Council commends its work but asks for a greater proportion of support to go to the regions. »more

HLF announces £5m for Collecting Cultures 05/11/2014


23 museums benefit from new grants to research and extend collections on a theme. »more

Museum directors criticise MA President for comments on ACE museum funding 24/10/2014


20 museum directors have written to the Museums Journal to take issue with comments made by MA President David Anderson about Arts Council England's funding for museums, and to urge the MA to build bridges. »more

Arts Council NI on the brink of cuts to already awarded grants 05/09/2014


The sector faces up to 5% in year cuts. »more

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