Previous projects: national - regional partnerships

In 2004, NMDC published National Dimensions, a report examining the many forms of collaboration between national museums and the rest of the sector.  The report, by AEA Consulting, was the first to identify the scale of joint activity underway at any one time. Produced following a series of consultation days around the country, the report looked at different types of collaborations, from one-off projects to long-term strategic partnerships, and included a wealth of case studies covering all major areas of museum activity.  The report acknowledged the need to continue to develop genuinely nationwide access to the national collections and set out a series of proposals aimed at ensuring this.  
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In 2003, NMDC published Loans Between National and Non-national Museums: New Standards and Practical Guidelineswhich aimed to facilitate greater access to the national collections.  More.