‘Peoples’ museums’ in line for £120k Art Fund prize

Museums that have moulded their new approach around visitors rather than collections are competing for the Art Fund Museum of the Year award.

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Cartmell heads for Royal Exchange

Selina Cartmell is to be the first creative director of the Royal Exchange, Manchester, taking up the post in August.

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Keegan cuts university arts funding in favour of STEM

Education secretary Gillian Keegan is cutting funding for university performing arts and creative courses in favour of  science and technology studies.

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Foley to leave Birmingham Rep

Sean Foley is stepping down as artistic director of Birmingham Rep, a decision he says is unconnected with Birmingham Council’s recent 100% budget cut to the company, which he said created a difficult outlook”.

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Cardiff national museum may close after Gething refuses help

National Museums Wales’ Cardiff flagship may have to close and 90 jobs will be axed after the Welsh government refused to step in to help.

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£14.8m for industrial heritage skill building

Seven industrial heritage projects across the UK that focus on training for traditional skills are to benefit from a £14.8m grant package from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Cullinan to be next BM director

Nicholas Cullinan, currently director of the National Portrait Gallery, is to head the British Museum in possibly its most troubled period in its 256-year history. The appointment was approved by 10 Downing Street today.

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English Heritage opens to food bank customers

Users of food banks will be able to visit English Heritage properties free over the Easter break.

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£33m levelling up money for museums and libraries

Nearly 70 museums and libraries in England are to benefit from the latest round of funding from the government’s Cultural Investment Fund (CIF).

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South Ken back on the street…

South Kensington’s arts and science institutions are combining to stage the fifth Great Exhibition Street Festival this summer.

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