Q-Ships VC sold for record price – but stays in UK

The Victoria Cross won by Commander Gordon Campbell when his “Q-ship” Farnborough destroyed an enemy submarine in 1917 has been sold for a world record price at auction, but will stay in the UK.

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UK loses Capital of Culture 2023

The European Commission has withdrawn the UK’s right to have European Capital of Culture in 2023 because of Brexit.

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New CEO for Independent museums

Emma Chaplin has been appointed as the director of the Association of Independent Museums (AIM).

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New prize aims to reverse Art History ‘A’ level decline

£1,000 reward backed by Art UK and Paul Mellon charity

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Budget ‘missed opportunity’ for creative industries

Today’s Budget has failed to back Britain’s fastest growing sector, according to the Creative Industries Federation, which described the Chancellor’s  announcement as “disappointing”.

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Home Office doubles visas available for top creatives

The government is to double the number of visas made available to artists and creative people, the Home Office has announced.

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Scotland row over Lottery funding

Ministers in Holyrood claim pleas to London ignored

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Colston partnership means new phase for Paraorchestra

The British Paraorchestra – the world’s only large-scale ensemble for disabled musicians – has announced a new partnership with education hub Bristol Plays Music that will give orchestral presentation a major step forward, says its founder.

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DCMS review calls for 9-point Museums Action Plan

A report commissioned by the culture department from creative industry entrepreneur Neil Mendoza, calls on museums macros England for partnerships if the sector is to grow and prosper, and an urgent action plan.

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£8.5m Gainsborough plan – what do you think?

Neighbours of Gainsborough’s House at Sudbury in Suffolk are being invited to give their opinion of an £8.5m expansion of the museum set in the painter’s birthplace.

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