Culture GVA up 9.5% in 2019, bringing £34.6bn to the economy 11/01/2021


New figures for 2019 show DCMS sectors outperforming the rest of the economy before the coronavirus hit. »more

£250m available in second round of Cultural Recovery Fund grants 11/01/2021


New round focuses on helping cultural organisations move to a viable and sustainable operating model. »more

Science Museum acquires empty vial from world's first Covid-19 vaccine 11/01/2021


Spring exhibition will also look at vaccination in a wider context: from bubonic plague to Ebola. »more

BMAG invites users to curate gallery space in virtual reality 04/12/2020


A collaboration with the game Occupy White Walls means that players can curate Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery pictures - with help from AI which learns their taste. »more

Second meeting of the APPG for Museums 04/12/2020


Latest meeting discusses sector recovery, employment and digital exclusion. »more

Spending Review includes new Levelling Up fund 04/12/2020


Measures include a £4.8bn ‘Levelling Up’ fund, open for bids from any local area and available for museum projects. »more

Museums in England begin second lockdown for at least four weeks 06/11/2020


English museums return to lockdown, with new provision announced to extend furlough to March. »more

Museums Change Lives winners announced 06/11/2020


From home delivered arts activities, to setting up a museum in a shopping centre in under two months. »more

Five Museum of the Year winners include Towner Eastbourne and Science Museum 06/11/2020


From a village museum in a nuclear bunker to significant redevelopment in Aberdeen. »more

TWAM creates museums, health and social care resource for work with older people 06/11/2020


Resource for health workers suggests approaches that address pain management, speech, cognitive stimulation, mental health, and social interaction. »more

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