Culture secretary announces cultural citizens’ initiative
Stephen Crocker, for nine years deputy chief executive at The Lowry, Salford, is to be new CEO at Norwich Theatre Royal.
The Victorian & Albert Museum has recruited Sophie Brendel, head of digital communications at the BBC since 2009, as its new director of marketing and communications.
Bradford, Blackpool, Sheffield and Newcastle in the frame
The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I has been saved from export, after a public appeal which helped raise the £10.3m asking price.
The Heritage Lottery Fund is launching an £8m programme to help organisation build resilience.
Arts Council England is awarding £2.9 million to artists and organisations in the latest round of its international funding for artists.
Arts Council England will back 140 projects to the tune of £17.5 million in the latest phase of its Catalyst programme.
The world’s largest collection of peepshows – paper miniature dioramas – has been acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum under a new scheme to encourage life-time giving with tax incentives.
The Bowes Museum has raised the £2,290,650 needed to save this rare 15th century ascribed to the workshop of Dieric Bouts the Elder, St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child, from export. It will be shared with York Art Gallery and Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.