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Making churches more sustainable

Bernard Taylor

, December 20, 2017 — Culture

Chairman of the English Churches and Cathedrals Sustainability Review

For centuries church buildings have played a pivotal role in our communities and remain at the heart of villages, towns and cities across the country. In leading the review into church sustainability, it has been my task to consider the best way to assure the future of these historic buildings.  There are 16,000 parish churches…

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…

#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:…

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…