Museums Matter

Museums Matter sets out the case for public investment in museums by illustrating how museums of all sizes and scope contribute to key public policy priorities across the UK.

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Encouraging investment

NMDC works to make the case to Government and major funders for continued investment in museums, highlighting museums' key contribution to tourism and the economy as well as to health and well-being, education, society and local communities.

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Promoting partnerships

NMDC supports and promotes museums working in partnership across the UK to deliver a huge range of projects including exhibitions, training, conservation, research, learning and community engagement.

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Working internationally

NMDC supports and promotes museums' international work, including as co-organisers of the annual Working Internationally Conference.

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Supporting learning

Working to ensure that museums and galleries remain at the heart of children’s learning and development and continue to innovate to reach out to all young people in their communities.

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Policy and projects

Working to drive the development of museum policy and promote best practice.  Current priorities include copyright and intellectual property, national and international partnership working and spoliation.

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NMDC newsletter

Our monthly newsletter includes updates on NMDC activities and policy news from around the UK museum sector and beyond.

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Jobs

See the NMDC jobs board for all the latest vacancies at NMDC's 44 museum, library and archive members across the UK.

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Latest news:

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NMDC response to the EU referendum result

NMDC members pledge to continue to provide a safe, inclusive and egalitarian space for all members of the communities they serve.

7th Jul 2016 »read more
'The most spectacular interactive science gallery in the world’

Science Museum opens remarkable new interactive space in the autumn.

7th Jul 2016 »read more
Kelvin Hall to reopen as multipurpose cultural space

Groundbreaking space combines gyms, digital collections and museum storage as well as university research.

7th Jul 2016 »read more
Statement from the DCMS on Brexit

First comment from John Whittingdale and Ed Vaizey

7th Jul 2016 »read more
Launch of the Cultural Protection Fund

The British Council announces details of a new £30m fund.

6th Jun 2016 »read more
EU referendum

A round up of cultural opinion and letters to the press ahead of the 23rd June vote.

6th Jun 2016 »read more
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