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Visual artist Lola Betiku shares what the Commonwealth means to her

Lola Betiku

, March 16, 2018 — Culture

Visual Artist

My names Lola Betiku abbreviated LABET and I’m an east London based visual artist of West African descent. Born in the United Kingdom, my particular connection to the commonwealth derives through my heritage being from Nigeria, which stands 57 years as an independent country. My style of work can be described as figurative, being heavily…

Six works marking 6 February

Chantal Condron

, February 6, 2018 — Culture

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

Government Art Collection Curator Chantal Condron selects six works from the Collection to mark the passing of the Representation of the People Act 100 years ago, when women (over 30) won the right to vote in the UK.Pioneering activist and writer, Mary Wollstonecraft argued for the equality of women and men, and for women’s representation. Her…

#UKCityofCulture2021: This is Coventry!

Nicole Malatesta

, December 19, 2017 — Culture

Fundraising Officer, Coventry City of Culture Trust

‘Coventry’s ready’, ‘we are ready’, ‘the time is right’ … everyone we spoke to expressed the same positive sentiments.  A two and a half year journey working with the community, arts organisations, individuals and businesses across the city and region, which all hung in the balance as we stood poised for the final announcement. As…

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…

The Museums Review – an update on our progress

Neil Mendoza

, December 1, 2016 — Culture

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

England’s museums are among the best in the world. We all have our favourites and love the variety and extraordinary quality of individual collections and the magnificent buildings that house them. Of course, it is the expertise and dedication of the staff and volunteers that bring those collections and places to life for the public.…

After Waterloo, the Art of Peace

Kate Heard

, June 22, 2015 — Culture

Kate Heard, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings at Royal Collection Trust, describes the cultural legacy of the Battle of Waterloo through the art in the Waterloo Chamber at Windsor Castle.The Battle of Waterloo, fought two hundred years ago, has left a broad cultural legacy. Paintings, sculptures, prints, medals, histories, novels and songs were all…