Culture

International Women’s Day 2017: Be Bold For Change

DCMS

, March 8, 2017 — Culture

This year, International Women’s Day challenges us all to #BeBoldForChange and encourages everyone to think about how they can help create a more equal and inclusive world. International Women’s Day celebrates the success of and contributions to society made by women as well shining a light on the inequalities they face. With its origins in…

What are your #HeritageTreasures?

Ros Kerslake

, February 1, 2017 — Culture

Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund is now on Facebook and Instagram, and to celebrate we’re asking people to share images of the heritage they love – their heritage treasures.And so far, the response has been quite incredible with the #HeritageTreasures hashtag trending at number one in the UK on Twitter on the campaign’s launch day.Watching the entries being…

DCMS Wolfson: Bolton Museum ‘First Impressions’

Julie Spencer

, January 17, 2017 — Culture

Head of Service, Bolton Library and Museum Services

Bolton’s collection of ancient Egyptian material is significant and arguably one of the most important in a British local authority museum and totals around 12,000 objects from over 65 sites in Egypt. We are at an exciting and crucial point in our service’s development as we are about to embark on a capital project, funded…

DCMS Wolfson: Arbeia Roman Fort

Ian Watson

, — Culture

Director of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

We are absolutely delighted to be one of the 39 museums and galleries in England and one of the only two in the North East to receive funding from DCMS/Wolfson Museum and Galleries Improvement Fund. The redevelopment project will help Arbeia Roman Fort to greatly improve our visitor offer as it will better connect the…

DCMS Wolfson: Green light for the Royal Cornwall Museum

Ian Wall

, — Culture

Royal Cornwall Museum Director

As Director of the Royal Cornwall Museum I’m delighted that our application for the ‘Shining A Light On The Heritage of Cornwall’ project has been awarded a £50,000 grant.This project will see the full scale revamp of our museum’s lighting which we believe will help revitalise the Museum. This funding will be used to apply…

Building a Creative Economy for all

Helen Warren

, January 13, 2017 — Culture

Head of Creative Industries at DCMS

Today I spoke to the Westminster Media Forum in Manchester about harnessing the creative economy in the North of England. What I said in my speech is that to do this, we need to join up creative activity across the North of England and indeed the whole of the UK.After all, collaborating and connecting is…

Championing Britain in China

Karen Bradley

, December 19, 2016 — China

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Championing Britain in ChinaEarlier this month I visited China with other government ministers to exchange ideas and experiences, and enhance ties between our two nations. I also took the largest delegation of individuals from cultural, creative industries and sport sectors that have ever accompanied a DCMS Minister abroad.The People to People Dialogue is a key pillar…

The Museums Review – an update on our progress

Neil Mendoza

, December 1, 2016 — Culture

England’s museums are among the best in the world. We all have our favourites and love the variety and extraordinary quality of individual collections and the magnificent buildings that house them. Of course, it is the expertise and dedication of the staff and volunteers that bring those collections and places to life for the public.…

Art and Education

Matt Hancock

, — Culture

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

As potentially one of the greatest forces for openness and social mobility we have, the arts are central to having a well-rounded education.Like many others, I was disappointed when AQA – the last exam board offering the Art History A Level – announced that they will be dropping the subject from 2018.From the earliest cave…

14-18 NOW receives Remember WW1 Award

Jenny Waldman

, November 30, 2016 — Culture

Director, 14-18 NOW

Earlier this month 14-18 NOW were delighted to receive the national ‘Arts and Creativity’ award for our work on the Poppies Tour, Dazzle Ships and we’re here because we’re here.14-18 NOW is the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary and we aim to bring the stories of the First World War to…