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Pushing the boundaries of heritage

Sir Peter Luff
, May 20, 2015 — National Lottery
As the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) announces almost £100million of National Lottery funding to transform nine major heritage sites across the UK, the Fund’s new Chair Sir Peter Luff explains why he is particularly pleased that five are dedicated to our rich scientific and industrial heritage. When I told people about my new appointment as…

Museums at Night returns!

Rosie Clarke
, May 14, 2015 — Culture
Museums at Night, the UK’s after-hours festival of arts, culture and heritage, kicked off last night and will run until Saturday 16 May. 471 museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites are taking part by throwing their doors open after hours, and offering an incredible range of exciting events. Designed to encourage new audiences into…

Angel Awards for saving local heritage

Bettany Hughes
, March 26, 2015 — Culture
Historian Bettany Hughes, celebrates the everyday heroes who rescue our heritage and how they’re recognised through the Angel Awards. Since I first started judging the Angel Awards in 2011, their inaugural year, I have been introduced to some truly inspirational restoration projects right across the country. As a species we should never live in the…

International Women’s Day

Jo Dipple
, March 8, 2015 — Uncategorized
Marking International Women’s Day, UK Music CEO Jo Dipple looks at the challenges women face today at the top of business and leading organisations. I grew up working in a male-orientated work environment, forging my career at the heart of the newspaper industry and government before joining UK Music, where I work representing music organisations…

The Last Post

Virginia Crompton
, March 3, 2015 — Culture
As part of the commemorations marking the WW1 Gallipoli campaign centenary,  The Last Post project’s Executive Producer Virginia Crompton looks at how the project is marking this important milestone through education and music What’s in a name? Ҫanakkale. It’s the Turkish name for a battle which claimed the lives of tens of thousands of young men from…

60 years supporting UK culture

Paul Ramsbottom
, February 27, 2015 — Culture
As the Wolfson Foundation approaches its 60th anniversary, Chief Executive Paul Ramsbottom reflects on the support the foundation has provided museums and galleries across the country.  The grants, jointly funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Wolfson Foundation, are designed to fund renovation and improvement projects in museums and galleries, to increase access…