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DCMS Wolfson: Arbeia Roman Fort

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, January 17, 2017 — 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

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, — 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…

Championing Britain in China

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, December 19, 2016 — China

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Championing Britain in China Earlier this month I visited China with other government ministers to exchange ideas and experiences, and enhance ties between our two nations. I also took the largest delegation of individuals from cultural, creative industries and sport sectors that have ever accompanied a DCMS Minister abroad. The People to People Dialogue is a…

The Museums Review – an update on our progress

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, 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.…

Celebrating The National Lottery

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, November 4, 2016 — Culture

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

This week we have been celebrating the fantastic work of the National Lottery, which has reached the incredible milestone of giving out its 500,000th grant. It has been supporting local community projects across the country for over 20 years. Strengthening our nation’s arts, cultural and sporting sectors, benefiting charities far and wide and having a…

Happy 70th Birthday Arts Council!

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, August 9, 2016 — Culture

Minister of State for Digital and Culture

For 70 years, the Arts Council has broken down barriers to the arts. In 1946, when the Arts Council was first established, the country had been devastated by the horrors of the Second World War.  It was born from a time when the Government was redefining its responsibilities for the population’s well-being – from healthcare…

A great festival of culture

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, August 8, 2016 — Culture

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

It has been wonderful to visit Edinburgh today, enjoy some of the shows and see for myself why millions of people visit the festivals each year. Karen Bradley visits Celts exhibition There is no greater celebration of the arts, culture and literature than the Edinburgh Festivals. For one month every year this great city is…

Pushing the boundaries of heritage

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, May 20, 2015 — National Lottery

As the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) announces almost £100million of National Lottery funding to transform nine major heritage sites across the UK, the Fund’s new Chair Sir Peter Luff explains why he is particularly pleased that five are dedicated to our rich scientific and industrial heritage. When I told people about my new appointment as…

60 years supporting UK culture

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, February 27, 2015 — Culture

Chief Executive of The Wolfson Foundation

As the Wolfson Foundation approaches its 60th anniversary, Chief Executive Paul Ramsbottom reflects on the support the foundation has provided museums and galleries across the country.  The grants, jointly funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Wolfson Foundation, are designed to fund renovation and improvement projects in museums and galleries, to increase access…

A Year of Listings – from a beach wreck to a skate park

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, December 29, 2014 — Culture

Listing building’s help us acknowledge and understand our shared history.  It marks and celebrates a building’s special architectural and historic interest, and also brings it under the consideration of the planning system so that some thought will be taken about its future. This year has seen around 650 designations and upgrades, each one as varied…