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Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace and Reconciliation 2018

Mike Sheil

, October 24, 2018 — Culture

Exhibition Photographer

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace and Reconciliation 2018 is the last in a series of exhibitions which have been held during the centenary period of the First World War and which is now the most widely viewed international exhibition about the conflict.    These exhibitions, consisting of photographs of the landscapes of the conflict as…

National Album Day: Why the global success of UK music is personal

Tracey Heyworth

, October 12, 2018 — Culture

Music and Copyright Adviser, DCMS

Music is a huge success story for the UK, contributing significantly to the creative industries and the wider economy. In 2016 alone it generated £4.4 billion for the economy, sustaining more than 142,00 jobs. It’s is also one of our most successful exports, generating £2.5 billion in export revenue in 2016 while in the same…

Museums Action Plan

Neil Mendoza

, October 4, 2018 — Culture

Author, The Mendoza Review: an independent review into museums in England

In November last year, the government published my review of England’s museums, the first comprehensive look at the sector since 2001. In the last year we have seen more great examples of museums flourishing in different ways: Tate St Ives winning Art Fund Museum of the Year; museum openings such as Bristol’s Being Brunel; government…

Amiens100: Leonard John Hall

Shaun Hall

, August 13, 2018 — First World War

Great nephew of Leonard John Hall

First World War descendant Shaun Hall pays tribute to his Great Uncle Leonard, who died on the first day of the Battle of Amiens.My connection to Leonard John Hall is through my father, also Leonard – named after his Uncle by my Grandad Victor. I recall as a boy my dad and nana telling stories about…

Amiens Remembered

Simon Bendry

, August 6, 2018 — Culture

Programme Director for the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme, UCL Institute of Education, London.

In August 2018, students from many of the nations which fought at the Battle of Amiens in 1918 – Australia, Canada, France, UK and USA – are coming together to commemorate the battle and as a symbol of international reconciliation.The programme, developed by UCL Institute of Education in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture,…

NHS 70: House of Memories app

Sam Vaux

, July 5, 2018 — Culture

House of Memories Marketing Officer, National Museums Liverpool

The My House of Memories app is one example of digital health innovation in the NHS – helping people living with dementia, their carers, and family to share memories together.The National Health Service turns 70 today, 5 July 2018 – a perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions. House of…

Visit a Museum at Night this May

Molly Whyte

, May 16, 2018 — Culture

Communications and Sector Support Coordinator, Culture24

Museums at Night, the UK’s after-hours festival of arts, culture and heritage returns from Wednesday 16 – Saturday 19 May 2018. 328+ events are taking place after-hours at museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites.The festival brings new audiences to cultural venues through extended opening times, exciting activities and spectacular night-time displays. May 2018 highlightsYou…

Museums and collective memory

Michael Ellis

, 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…

Shifting Identities, New Stories at the Government Art Collection

Chantal Condron

, April 17, 2018 — Culture

Government Art Collection Curator, Information & Research (Modern & Contemporary Art)

Shifting Identities, New Stories opens at the Government Art Collection (GAC) on 16 April marking the start of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London. Exploring themes that connect to a sense of identity and place are paintings, sculptures, photographic works and prints related to Commonwealth cultural identities.Spanning nearly 80 years of art, the…

Association of British Orchestras celebrates 70th birthday

Mark Pemberton

, April 5, 2018 — Culture

It’s 1946 and Britain is rebuilding itself after the war. That August, the Arts Council of Great Britain is granted a Royal Charter to champion and develop art and culture across the country. The following month, the BBC’s Third Programme makes its first broadcast.What connects these two momentous events? In December 1947 the Arts Council…