Broadcaster, political pundit and former Conservative MP Nick de Bois has been named the new chairman of the British Tourism Authority (BTA). De Bois was previously Chairman of VisitEngland’s Advisory Board for three years from 1 June 2020 and received a CBE as part of the 2022 Anniversary Awards for Services to Tourism and Economy as Chairman of the Advisory Board of VisitEngland.
Cultural Secretary Michelle Donelan was reappointed as Culture Secretary by the last British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak. Donelan first took charge under Liz Truss early last month.
Michelle Donelan reappointed as culture secretary
The National Trust opened this week The Children’s Country House in Derbyshire, in Sudbury. The heritage destination was designed above all so that young people can carry out their own experience and take an interest in the heritage of the building.
The recently opened children’s country home hoped to ‘ignite a lifelong love of heritage’
The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester opened an immersive exhibition exploring the science of music. Created by the Science and Industry Museum, ‘Turn It Up: The power of music’ opened this week and premiered at the Manchester Science Festival ahead of a national and international tour. The exhibition includes unusual instruments and musical inventions, as well as a “musical playground” sound and light installation.
The VIRGINIA is to stage the first major UK exhibition to explore the work of Renaissance master Donatello, including works of art never before seen in the UK. Next year will be on display Donatello’s first marble David and the Attis-Amorino bronze from the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, as well as the reliquary bust of San Rossore from the Museo Nazionale di San Matteo, Pisa, and bronzes by the master- Altar of the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua.
The Scottish Maritime MuseumThe next exhibition will delve into the forgotten history of industrial whaling in Scotland. ‘All Mortal Greatness Is But Illness’ is titled after Herman Melville’s ‘Moby Dick’ and will feature an audio installation and photographs, artwork, artefacts and textiles from the collection of the Scottish Maritime Museum and on loan from the South Georgia Heritage Trust and the Scottish Fisheries Museum. Opening on Friday, November 18, 2022.
At Natural History Museum, a free exhibition curated by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg explores how “the idea of an animal can be more powerful than the animal itself”. At the center of ‘Lost Rhino’ is a life-size projection of a critically endangered northern white rhino, which will appear and disappear in front of visitors. Opening on December 16, 2022 until March 2023.
The winning portraits of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 will be exhibited at Cromwell Square, South Kensington. Schneidermann’s portraits of his neighbor’s lockdown chores in South Wales, from the Laundry Day series, won first place at the awards.
Great Britain inaugurated a free exhibition devoted to the British photographer Bill Brandt. The exhibition features 44 original photographs from throughout his career, which are displayed alongside the magazines and photo books in which these images were most often seen. Bill ‘Brandt: Inside the Mirror’ is Tate’s first Brandt exhibition and runs until 15 January 2023.
The trustees of The Carpet Museum in Kidderminster are seeking £20,000 to ensure the museum’s survival as it battles rising energy bills. An urgent appeal to raise up to £20,000 has been launched by the trustees of the museum Vicky Bagnall, chairman of the museum trustees, told the press that it would be “the most difficult year of its existence”.
Announcement of organizations that have successfully joined Arts Council of EnglandThe (ACE) investment program for 2023-26 has been delayed. On Tuesday, ACE said the decision to delay was made following discussions with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
Arts Council England investment program announcement delayed