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Researching Passchendaele 100

Sikander Khan

, July 28, 2017 — First World War

I had no clue what was meant by the term ‘Passchendaele’ before I volunteered to support the commemorations in Belgium with National Citizen Service. All I knew was that it was linked to The First Wold War and had something to do with Belgium. I had been to Ypres before, and visited many of the…

National Treasures

John Glen

, July 24, 2017 — Culture

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism https://www.gov.uk/government/people/john-glen

At DCMS we are fortunate to support many of the nation’s best museums and galleries and it’s been a pleasure getting to meet those at the forefront of these fine institutions to find out more about their achievements as well the opportunities and challenges ahead. From Hull to The HornimanLast week I was delighted to…

Take Pride

Sue Owen

, July 8, 2017 — Uncategorized

Permanent Secretary, DCMS

You may have noticed the rainbow flags flying high above 100 Parliament Street, one on each side of the building. I hope so. There have been too many tragic reasons for our flags to fly at half-mast in recent months. We should welcome any chance to celebrate. There are two occasions when we fly the…

#CultureisDigital – have your say

DCMS

, July 5, 2017 — Culture

Join the conversation on how culture and digital technology can work better together. #CultureisDigital is a conversation between Government, the cultural sector and tech companies, led by DCMS. It stems from our commitment in the Culture White Paper to review the digitisation of our public collections and enhance online cultural experiences.The project looks at how culture and digital technology…

What an introduction to arts, heritage and tourism

John Glen

, June 23, 2017 — Culture

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism https://www.gov.uk/government/people/john-glen

Being the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism is one of the most exciting jobs in Government. These sectors contribute so much to our economic and social wellbeing, and representing them is a responsibility I will take very seriously.Getting out to meet as many people as possible has been a big priority for me in…

Culture of Innovation

Hasan Bakhshi

, April 19, 2017 — Culture

Executive Director, Creative Economy and Data Analytics, Nesta

As a foundation with a mission to seek out, spark and shape powerful new ideas, we spend a lot of time at Nesta thinking about how innovation happens. A recurrent theme is “recombinant innovation” – the idea that information pooled from disparate practices, not eureka moments in the minds of lone geniuses, lie behind most…

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…