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Michael Ellis

Michael Ellis
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism

Museums and collective memory

May 3, 2018 — Culture

Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism

This week I visited the Imperial War Museum London’s First World War Galleries. These galleries tell us the stories of the men and women who fought, lived and died one hundred years ago. Through the personal stories and objects on display in what was once Bedlam Hospital, we learn about the hardships and the horror…

The Terracotta Warriors have arrived

February 9, 2018 — China

Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism

The Terracotta Warriors are one of the world’s most iconic cultural treasures. The underground army of life-sized warriors secretly guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, for over 2,000 years. Now, for the first time in over a decade, they are being displayed in the UK at the World Museum, part of…

Why our theatres must be protected

January 31, 2018 — Culture

Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism

Theatre is the beating heart of our creative industries. It makes a significant contribution to the artistic and financial strength of the sector. In London alone, almost twice as many people visit the theatre every year as buy Premier League football tickets. But theatre’s impact is not only felt in the capital. Regional theatre and…