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Re-opening the Natural History Museum

Richard Orr

Richard Orr, August 21, 2020 — Enjoy Summer Safely

Head of Marketing, Natural History Museum

You’d have thought re-opening the Museum would be a simple task, switch everything back on and open the doors and they’ll come rushing back. That is where the issue lies. With the new normal comes new responsibilities. Without dwelling on the finer details of how we can keep everyone safe when they visit, I’d just…

Libraries: A place to learn to love culture

Libraries Connected

Libraries Connected, — Enjoy Summer Safely

‘I always thought art was not for people like me, how wrong I was.’ Library art club member Libraries are often the first place people experience art and culture. Whether it is a crafts session with an emerging artist or a live music concert in a city centre library – libraries know how to create…

Stonehenge: Meeting new challenges at the ancient monument

Jennifer Davies

Jennifer Davies, August 20, 2020 — Enjoy Summer Safely

English Heritage’s Head of Historic Properties for Stonehenge

On 18 March, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic began to be felt, Stonehenge closed its doors to the public, along with more than 400 English Heritage sites. In an ordinary year, the celebrated ancient monument welcomes 1.6 million visitors, but overnight the numbers of people on site was reduced to just a handful…

Reopening success for independent museums 

Emma Chaplin

Emma Chaplin, August 19, 2020 — Enjoy Summer Safely

Director, Association of Independent Museums

AIM, the Association for Independent Museums, is a thriving membership network for independent museums, galleries and heritage organisations across the UK. Here, Director of AIM, Emma Chaplin, shares highlights on how members are facing the challenge of reopening and making the most of the opportunities this presents.   Covid-19 has been a challenge like no other…

Enjoy Summer Safely in Lincolnshire

Charlotte Goy

Charlotte Goy, July 22, 2020 — Enjoy Summer Safely

CEO, Visit Lincoln

Lincolnshire – the best of city, countryside, and coast. Throw in heritage, culture, aviation, exceptional food and it’s easy to see why it is a well-loved destination. An active role in Tourism However, no-one could have predicted the challenges 2020 would present.  So to hear that Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston MP, himself a Lincoln lad,…