Culture

V & A in China: Values of Design

TimReeve

, December 7, 2017 — China

Deputy Director and COO of the V&A

Last weekend, a major milestone in the history of the V&A was reached as we celebrated the opening of our first gallery overseas, as part of the new cultural hub Design Society in Shenzhen, China.It is a project that brings a pioneering partnership to fruition – the first of its kind between a UK museum…

Treasure Island: how the UK records buried treasure

Dr Michael Lewis

, December 4, 2017 — Culture

Head of Portable Antiquities & Treasure at the British Museum    

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Treasure Act 1996, which became law on 24 September 1997. The British Museum has been working with museums across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to celebrate the Act, with those involved making a special effort to highlight Treasure finds through display and outreach events – known as…

#CultureisDigital: A Digital Look into English Heritage

Suhair Khan

, November 7, 2017 — Culture

Google Cultural Institute at Google

If I were to ask you to give examples of English culture, it would be pretty easy wouldn’t it? Perhaps you’d talk about food: our penchant for fish and chips, beans on toast, or yorkshire puddings. Or maybe our infrastructure: the venerable NHS or the London Underground. You might even talk about our behavioural quirks:…

Celebrating the economic contribution of arts and culture

On Saturday the Centre for Economics and Business Research published it’s report into economic contribution of arts and culture, and I’m very encouraged by the results.During my first months as Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, I have visited a range of arts organisations across the country. I continue to be hugely impressed by our…

Why is poetry so important?

Caleb Femi

, October 13, 2017 — Civil Society

Young People’s Laureate for London

This Libraries Week and ahead of the Young People’s Laureate Tour 2017, Caleb Femi talks about his role as the Young People’s Laureate for London and the pivotal role poetry can play in young lives. Inspiring future generationsThe Young People’s Laureate is all about engaging, not only with poetry but with young people too through…

#ReadySteadyLibrary for Libraries Week

Sue Ball

, October 10, 2017 — Civil Society

Stock, Services & Activities Manager at Staffordshire County

Find out about the role Stafford Library is playing in supporting local families and vulnerable children ahead of them starting school - just one example of the many ways in which libraries are affecting change and bringing people together.

Making creative opportunities a reality

Technology is revolutionising the way we make and experience culture. From augmented reality to new immersive studios transforming the traditional exhibition, culture is developing as quickly as technology allows.Technology can be a real asset in helping increase access to the arts by reaching and inspiring new audiences.That’s why programmes like CreativeXR are so exciting. Developed…

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…