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#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…

Reflecting on Coventry’s crown as the UK #CityofCulture2021

Phil Redmond

, — Culture

Chair of the City of Culture Independent Advisory Panel

There have already been a lot of words spoken, written and recorded about why Coventry and not Swansea or Stoke or Paisley or Sunderland, and on the night of the announcement there was neither the time, nor probably the expectation to give a line by line report against the criteria in the Government’s guidance notes.…

#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…

Take Pride

Sue Owen

, July 8, 2017 — Uncategorized

Permanent Secretary, DCMS

You may have noticed the rainbow flags flying high above 100 Parliament Street, one on each side of the building. I hope so. There have been too many tragic reasons for our flags to fly at half-mast in recent months. We should welcome any chance to celebrate. There are two occasions when we fly the…

#CultureIsDigital

Matt Hancock

, April 3, 2017 — Culture

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

So today I am launching our new Culture is Digital project with a conversation between Government and both tech and the cultural world about how we push this natural synergy further.

DCMS Wolfson: Bolton Museum ‘First Impressions’

Julie Spencer

, January 17, 2017 — Culture

Head of Service, Bolton Library and Museum Services

Bolton’s collection of ancient Egyptian material is significant and arguably one of the most important in a British local authority museum and totals around 12,000 objects from over 65 sites in Egypt. We are at an exciting and crucial point in our service’s development as we are about to embark on a capital project, funded…

DCMS Wolfson: Arbeia Roman Fort

Ian Watson

, — Culture

Director of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

We are absolutely delighted to be one of the 39 museums and galleries in England and one of the only two in the North East to receive funding from DCMS/Wolfson Museum and Galleries Improvement Fund. The redevelopment project will help Arbeia Roman Fort to greatly improve our visitor offer as it will better connect the…

DCMS Wolfson: Green light for the Royal Cornwall Museum

Ian Wall

, — Culture

Royal Cornwall Museum Director

As Director of the Royal Cornwall Museum I’m delighted that our application for the ‘Shining A Light On The Heritage of Cornwall’ project has been awarded a £50,000 grant.This project will see the full scale revamp of our museum’s lighting which we believe will help revitalise the Museum. This funding will be used to apply…