How and why does creativity support wellbeing? New learnings

This article was first published by London Arts and Health. London Arts and Health have published findings, recommendations and main outputs from a recent creativity and wellbeing project and introduce a new pathways model. There is a wealth of evidence linking arts and culture to wellbeing, but less is known about ‘how’ and ‘why’ creative activities support […]

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Perth Museum is now open with Stone of Destiny on display

This article was first published by the Perth Museum. Perth Museum opened its doors on Saturday 30 March 2024 after a £27 million redevelopment project. This world-class cultural and heritage attraction highlights the fascinating objects and stories that put Perth and Kinross at the centre of Scotland’s story. At its heart sits the Stone of […]

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New data on UK Museum Closures between 2000–24 published the Mapping Museums Lab at Birkbeck and Kings College universities

This article was first published by Mapping Museums Lab. At least 467 museums have closed in the UK since the beginning of the millennium. For organisations that aim at keeping their collections for posterity that figure may seem high, but it is important to realise that for most of the past twenty-four years, more museums […]

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Berlin State Museums reduce the opening hours of nine venues due to budgetary constraints

This article was first published by Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. As of 16 April 2024, the opening hours of many Staatliche Museen zu Berlin venues will change due to tight budgetary constraints. the following venues will remain closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and are reducing some of their opening hours during less frequented times of day: No […]

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Five of Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals are being shown at Tate St Ives

This article was first published by Tate. For the first time, five of Mark Rothko’s Seagram murals are being shown at Tate St Ives. The Seagram murals were a significant departure for Rothko. The intense, bright colours of his earlier paintings gave way to maroon, dark red and black. Rothko wished to create a deep […]

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New York’s Ellis Island Museum Gets a Face-Lift

This article was first published by the New York Times. The museum on Ellis Island “tells a foundational story of who we are as a country because it tells a story of where we came from,” said Jesse Brackenbury, the president and chief executive of the nonprofit that works in partnership with the National Park […]

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British Library publishes lessons learnt from their recent cyber-attack

A new paper from the British Library shares 16 key lessons learnt from the recent cyber-attack that brought down their IT systems and had a disruptive impact on their services. The advice shares a timeline of events, the implications for the Library’s operations, future infrastructure and risk assessments. It has been written by expert advisors […]

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Scottish Government publishes International Culture Strategy

This article was first published by the Scottish Government. ‘Inspiring Connections: Scotland’s International Culture Strategy’ sets out the value of international activity to the long term development of the sector. The strategy has been informed by public consultation that ran in 2023 and aims to help Scotland’s culture and creative sector to flourish on the […]

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Spectrum collections management system now available in Welsh

This article was first published by Collections Trust. The Welsh Government have provided funding to make Spectrum 5.1 available online in Welsh for the first time to support museums in Wales to meet accreditation standards. Mae’n bleser gennym gyhoeddi bod Spectrum 5.1 bellach ar gael yn Gymraeg. Safon rheoli casgliadau amgueddfeydd y DU a ddefnyddir ledled y […]

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