Museums Matter

Museums Matter illustrates how public investment in museums of all sizes and scope enables them to 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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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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White Paper for Culture in action

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has used her first speech to promote the Cultural Citizens programme, and her plan to pilot other ideas from the White Paper.

9th Sep 2016 »read more
Beyond London: Government launches Tourism Action Plan

50% of overseas tourist spend is in London. The Government has launched a new scheme to encourage visitors to travel to other parts of the UK.

9th Sep 2016 »read more
NMDC submits evidence to Rural Tourism inquiry

NMDC has submitted evidence to the Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee inquiry into rural tourism.

6th Sep 2016 »read more
HLF launches £8m resilience funding

Resilient Heritage grants will offer sums from £3k - £250k.

3rd Aug 2016 »read more
Collectors give to strong institutions which are likely to survive the centuries

Museums Sheffield's new report finds that to attract philanthropists to the regions, institutions need to be well-supported and not vulnerable to government cuts.

3rd Aug 2016 »read more
The geography of the UK's creative industries

Nesta identifies 47 'hotspots' and finds that creative industries are the fastest growing sector in nine out of ten metropolitan areas.

3rd Aug 2016 »read more
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