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

London: devouring the lion's share of cultural funding? 05/11/2013


A new reportRebalancing our Cultural Capitaltracks 20 years of government funding to argue that London is getting too large a slice of available funds. »more

NMDC responds to Copyright Exceptions Technical Review 16/08/2013


The Government is proposing changing aspects of copyright legislation to make it easier for museums to preserve works in their collection, make works available to view on dedicated terminals, and for librarians and archivists to be able to make single copies of works for visitors for the purpose of private study. NMDC (with other museum sector bodies) has responded to the reviewof the proposed legislative changes. »more

NMDC welcomes changes to the proposed History National Curriculum 08/08/2013


NMDC has welcomed the changes the Department of Education has made to their proposals for a revised History National Curriculum for English state-supported schools inour response to the consultation on the revisions. The initial proposal, published in Spring 2013, caused grave concern across the museum sector for a number of reasons including that it would not allow schoolchildren the opportunity to visit a museum or use museum resources as part of their History education. »more

EU Balance of Competences Review: Culture 08/08/2013


NMDC has responded to the Government consultation on the Balance of Competences between the European Union and the UK with regards to Culture. This is part of the evidence the Government is gathering to assess the relationship between the UK and the European Union. »more

Detailed research shows heritage worth £26.4bn to the economy 02/08/2013


Heritage tourism economy is shown to be larger than many commonly defined sectors of the economy. »more

Local Government Association encourages Councils to value historical assets 02/08/2013


English Heritage and the Local Government Association have just published a group of case studies demonstrating that even against a background of cuts, neglecting or removing support from heritage is a false economy. »more

NMDC response to the 2013 Spending Review 28/06/2013


NMDC's statement in response to the announcement of a 5% cut to museum funding for 2015/16. »more

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