BBC’s Art That Made Us Festival announced in collaboration with museums and galleries 7 Oct 2021

The BBC has partnered with museums and galleries for a new ‘Art That Made Us’ Festival, which will run for 10 days in February 2022. Coinciding with a new major series on BBC Two of the same name, it will spotlight examples of the creativity included in UK collections, with programming including talks, displays, tours and workshops. Events will be promoted through the BBC’s networks, stations and digital platforms, to help cultural organisations draw in audiences, as well as on Culture24’s Museum Crush with BBC branding. All museums, galleries, libraries and archives are welcome as Festival Partners and no institution is too big or event too small. NMDC is among the stakeholders, alongside, Art UK, Art Fund, AIM, The Black Curriculum, Culture24, Libraries Connected, MA and the Scottish Libraries Information Council. The related ‘Art That Made Us’ television programme will be a new cultural history of the British Isles from the earliest recorded period to modern times, with each programme featuring eight – ten objects from museums and heritage sites that contribute to the narrative. BBC, BBC (sign up as Festival Partner)