Spending Review 2015...

Chancellor George Osborne announced earlier this week in the 2015 Spending Review that funding to Arts Council England and national museums and galleries will be increased. However cuts to local government budgets are expected to present difficulties for many arts organisations.

The Department for Culture Media and Sport’s (DCMS) … Read more

Added: November 29, 2015Comments: 0

Highlights of Takeover Day 2015...

This year over 150 museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites ran an event to celebrate Takeover Day, with more than 4000 children participating across England. Here are just some of the highlights from around the country:

– Since February 2015 an HLF Young Roots-funded ‘Lest We Forget’ team worked on uncovering … Read more

Added: November 25, 2015Comments: 0

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale joins Takeover Day...

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale was given expert advice on a two cylinder internal combustion engine by young tour guides nine-year-olds Robert Gansbuehler and Charlotte Goodman at the Museum of Power, Essex, for Takeover Day – the annual day on which museums are run by children.

The Culture Secretary said, ‘I’m delighted … Read more

Added: November 21, 2015Comments: 0

Takeover Day takes off!...

Over 4,000 young people will be running museums throughout England today and over the weekend for the fifth Kids in Museums Takeover Day.

School classes, youth clubs and individuals – from one to one hundred – are being given meaningful roles in museums, archives, heritage sites and arts organisations … Read more

Added: November 20, 2015Comments: 0

South Ken Kids Festival welcomes leading authors and illustrators...

The South Ken Kids Festival opens today at the Institut français, featuring over 25 leading children’s authors and illustrators from the UK and France including Axel Scheffler, Tony Ross and Quentin Blake (the festival’s patron and designer of the Kids in Museums logo!)

Running until Sunday 22nd, the festival is staging over 40 activities … Read more

Added: November 16, 2015Comments: 0

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