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Where Theatre meets immersive tech

Toby Coffey

, April 10, 2017 — Culture

National Theatre, Head of Digital Development

The National Theatre has a strong history of innovation. It is not an organisation that stands still. Innovation is embodied in the organisation alongside principles including excellence, inclusion, access, learning and diversity. When we launched National Theatre Live, our live to cinema broadcast initiative, it was to some extent a test. In an interview broadcast ahead of…

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…

#OurCulture: Improving access and opportunity

Lloyd Dorfman

, March 24, 2016 — Culture

The publication of the Culture White Paper provides the opportunity for us to appreciate one of our great strengths as a nation, but also to reflect on how we make it even stronger. I have always been passionate about the arts and culture. Even at school, I much enjoyed drama. In fact, it was around this…

Share your ideas for a new cultural programme

Ed Vaizey MP

, September 4, 2015 — Culture

Ed Vaizey was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries in May 2010 and promoted to Minister of State for Culture and Digital Industries in 2014.

It’s 50 years since Jennie Lee, the first Minister for the Arts, published the first White Paper on the arts. In it, she talked about the “drabness and joylessness of the social furniture” and the important role of the “living artist” in addressing that.We’ve come a long way since then. Government’s role in supporting the…