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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Creative exports still rising despite Brexit

The UK’s creative industries' service exports have continued to rise despite Covid and Brexit, according to a new report from the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (Creative PEC) published today.

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Campbell leaves Theatre Wales after grant slashed

Lorne Campbell is standing down as artistic director and CEO of National Theatre Wales in the middle of a restructure that follows the 100% cut in its Arts Council Wales grant.

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Mary Archer to lead ACE in review

A DCMS-ordered review of Arts Council England is to be led by the scientist and former chair of the Science Museum Mary Archer.

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Arts can lead UK’s growth – Starmer

Culture and creativity are the soft power than can lead Britain’s economic recovery, Labour leader Kier Starmer said yesterday.

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