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