Hull, the UK’s 2017 City of Culture, has been awarded £15m by the Heritage Lottery Fund to help it tell its maritime story.
John Glen, the Conservative MP for Salisbury and South Wilitshire, has been given the new role of ayliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism in the post-election reshuffle.
Museums Association concerned that tax plan could be dropped by minority government
Rates bills for historic museums could be cut
The National Portrait Gallery has been awarded £9.4 million of lottery money for its biggest development project since the opening of its Ondaatje Wing in 2000.
Nadia Fall, one of Britain’s most influential young directors, has been appointed artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, succeeding Kerry Michael at the end of this year.
Karen Bradley has been reappointed culture secretary, and Matthew Hancock return ]s to the role of culture minister, in the post-election government reshuffle.