World Collections 30/05/2012


NMDC has published a new report,World Collections, illustrating the breadth of museums' international work and exploring its wider impact. »more

NMDC welcomes copyright proposals 05/04/2012


NMDC has responded to the Intellectual Property Office’s consultation on copyright welcoming proposals to enable museums and galleries to more easily use certain works in their collections. »more

NMDC responds to European Commission’s proposals for Creative Europe Programme 02/04/2012


NMDC has welcomed proposals to simplify the European Commission’s Culture and Media programmes, aid capacity building and audience development within the creative sector and maintain the EU’s existing responsibilities for cultural heritage. »more

Review of Cultural Education in England 07/03/2012


Henley Review of Cultural Education recognises the valuable contribution museums play in the lives of children and young people and Government announces £3.6m funding for museum education. »more

NMDC argues that measures of well-being must include cultural engagement 10/02/2012


NMDC argues that cultural engagement is a crucial element of individual, community and national well-being and should be included in the Government's indicators for measuring national wellbeing. »more

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

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