I Love Museums

I Love Museums is a campaign led by the NMDC to demonstrate the depth of support for UK museums by empowering the public to share why museums are important to them. 

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Museums Matter

NMDC's new document, 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

NMDC welcomed the publication of the Henley Review of Cultural Education and the Government's announcement of £3m for museum education.

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Promoting philanthropy

NMDC is working with Government and third sector organisations on ways to increase charitable giving to museums.

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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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NEMO publish museum copyright survey report

NEMO - the Network of European Museum Organisations - has published the results of a survey of museum professionals across Europe about the management of copyright within their museums. The report concludes that the European legislative framework is confusing and unhelpful for museums, and the ways in which museums manage copyright vary.

28th Sep 2015 »read more
International tourism toolkit

The British Council has published a handy toolkit with plenty of tips for making a museum more attractive to international tourists.

1st Sep 2015 »read more
NMDC article in Adjacent Government shows why museums matter

NMDC has contributed an article to a Culture and Heritage special report in August 2015's Adjacent Government magazine. The article illustrates why museums matter and why it is important to get people to say why they love museums.

28th Aug 2015 »read more
NMDC produces guidance on EU PSI Directive

NMDC has produced guidance for museums about the EU Public Sector Information Directive, which "public museums" now have to be compliant with. NMDC has also produced a Decision Tree to help museums decided whether or not the Directive applies to them.

4th Aug 2015 »read more
NMDC statement on the protection of cultural heritage in armed conflict

NMDC has released a statement about the protection of cultural heritage in armed conflict. We welcome the UK Government's commitment to ratify the Hague Convention, and hope this can be achieved swiftly.

22nd Jul 2015 »read more
Resources and new workshops for Working Internationally project

Upcoming Bristol workshop, plus themes for the next year including 'Working with China', 'Working with India', 'Working with South East Europe & the Balkans' and 'Working with the Middle East'.

13th Jul 2015 »read more
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