Nation builders or breakers?

How should museums respond to the ongoing looting and destruction of cultural heritage?   I am looking forward to chairing a panel session next Monday at this year’s Museums Association conference on combating the looting and destruction of cultural heritage. It’s a timely topic that is constantly in the news.  I’ve been wondering what on earth we…

DCMS launches strategy for arts and culture

The first comprehensive Government strategy for the sector in more than fifty years is aiming to boost access to arts, heritage and culture to help improve social mobility and increase life chances across the country. ‘The Culture White Paper’ sets out an expectation for the first time that every Government-funded museum, theatre, gallery, opera house…