Leading regional museums to be invited to join NMDC 05/01/2012


NMDC members have agreed to expand the membership criteria of the NMDC and invite all major grant funded museums in the Renaissance in the Regions programme to join. »more

10 years of free entry to national museums 01/12/2011


National museums today celebrate a decade of free entry. Over 50 million people visited the UK’s national museums last year, more than double the number before the re-introduction of universal free admission in December 2001. Join the debate on Twitter#freemuseums10 »more

NMDC responds to consultation on gifts of objects to the nation 07/10/2011


NMDC has submitted a response to the Government consultation on a new scheme to encourage the giving of pre-eminent objects and works of art to the Nation. »more

NMDC welcomes Government response to Hargreaves Review of IP 04/08/2011


The Government has announced that it will be endorsing all ten recommendations made by Professor Ian Hargreaves in his independent review of intellectual property (IP) and growth. »more

NMDC strategy review consultation 11/05/2011


NMDC is seeking views to feed into a review of our strategy, vision and membership. »more

New initiative to improve sharing of expertise across UK museums 08/03/2011


Bodies representing museums of all kinds have joined together to collaborate on a new programme of work which aims to increase and improve the sharing of skills and expertise across the UK museum sector. »more

NMDC welcomes philanthropy announcements 09/12/2010


NMDC welcomes both Jeremy Hunt’s announcement yesterday to boost philanthropy and the tribute paid to those generous donors who have already made such an important contribution to our museums and galleries. »more

Government recognises the value of national museums 20/10/2010


The Government’s CSR statement recognises the front line nature of museum services, the importance of preserving free admission and the crucial role of museums in contributing to the British economy. »more

Record visitor numbers to UK national museums 30/09/2010


This summer saw a record number of visitors to the UK’s national museums. Over 5.7 million people visited UK national museums in August 2010. This represents an increase of 11% from August 2009. »more

New research measures cultural impact of museums 08/09/2010


A new paper explores the wide range of impact and influence NMDC members and their projects have on reflecting, exploring and defining cultural heritage and cultural values in the UK. »more

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