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Viking: Rediscover the Legend

August 12, 2019 — Culture

The arrival of a charismatic object for display is always exciting. In the case of Viking: Rediscover the Legend (at Norwich Castle until 8 September) this has meant hosting some of the most significant Anglo-Saxon and Viking treasures ever discovered in Britain. Objects like the Lewis Chessmen from the British Museum generate publicity and are…

Celebrating British Rowing success

August 9, 2019 — Sport

I’ve been lucky enough to have seen a lot of inspiring sport in my life. I was at the Oval in 1986 to see Ian Botham return from suspension to dismiss Bruce Edgar with his first ball and move to the top of all time wicket takers in cricket. I was behind the goal at…

How the public sector can procure AI-powered solutions more effectively and responsibly

July 24, 2019 — Digital

AI-powered technology has famously beaten Go masters and enabled self-driving cars to steer autonomously through city streets, and it also holds the promise of better delivery of public services and solving big public sector challenges. AI technologies have already helped to identify potentially blinding eye diseases and to investigate fraud cases more effectively. In the…

How roundtables are helping inform the National Data Strategy

July 11, 2019 — Digital

The aim of the National Data Strategy (NDS) is to drive the collective vision that will support the UK to build a world-leading data economy.In the first phase of work, DCMS commissioned Policy Lab to undertake an evidence review of common statistics used by government and non-government bodies. It found that many commonly quoted statistics…

#CultureisDigital – have your say

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…

International Women’s Day 2017: Be Bold For Change

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…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Lowe Syndrome Trust

December 12, 2016 — Civil Society

The Lowe Syndrome Trust is a UK Charity formed in June 2000 by parents of a Lowe syndrome child. The charity supports families as well as commissioning and funding medical research into Lowe Syndrome, a genetic disorder that can occur with no family history. Lowe Syndrome affects boys and has multiple physical and mental symptoms.…

DCMS Sectors’ Economic Estimates

October 28, 2016 — Uncategorized

DCMS covers a wide range of policy areas – from access to theatre to mobile phone coverage, from sports participation to digital skills. It follows then, that DCMS’s policies have the potential to influence a large section of the British economy. But how much exactly?This was a question analysts in DCMS set about answering earlier…

20 years of GB Olympic success

August 22, 2016 — National Lottery

Find out how increased funding from the government and National Lottery has helped Team GB win more medals at each Olympics for the past 20 years.You can also see how Secretary of State Karen Bradley championed British sport, culture and tourism at British House Rio.Read about Sports Minister Tracey Crouch’s time in Brazil too, as…

Could your museum or gallery benefit from #DCMSWolfson funding?

August 10, 2016 — Culture

As previous recipients of the Wolfson Fund illustrate, DCMS Wolfson grants can really help drive a museum forward, enhancing their collections for their visitors.That’s why we’re calling for museums and galleries nationwide, big and small to apply before the deadline of 26 August 2016.Recent grant recipient Compton Verney’s  Chinese galleries are home to one of the…