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What are your #HeritageTreasures?

Ros Kerslake

, February 1, 2017 — Culture

Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund is now on Facebook and Instagram, and to celebrate we’re asking people to share images of the heritage they love – their heritage treasures.And so far, the response has been quite incredible with the #HeritageTreasures hashtag trending at number one in the UK on Twitter on the campaign’s launch day.Watching the entries being…

DCMS Wolfson: Arbeia Roman Fort

Ian Watson

, 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

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…

Celebrating The National Lottery

Matt Hancock

, — 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 positive…

Heritage Open Days 2016

Harriet Roberts

, September 11, 2016 — Culture

Heritage Open Days is back and it’s bigger than ever! Harriet Roberts, from Heritage Open Days at the National Trust, gives her view on the UK’s largest grassroots history celebration from 8 -11 September.We knew we were on to a winner when our celebrity supporters Loyd Grossman OBE and Bettany Hughes accepted the opportunity to pose…

A great festival of culture

Karen Bradley

, 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 exhibitionThere is no greater celebration of the arts, culture and literature than the Edinburgh Festivals. For one month every year this great city is filled…

Battle of Agincourt 600th anniversary

, October 25, 2015 — Culture

Today, 25 October, is the 600th anniversary of Agincourt, Henry V’s victory against the French.Anne Curry, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Southampton discusses the history of the battle and talks about the work of the charity Agincourt 600. The battle forms part of the Hundred Years War where English kings claimed to be the…