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14 Feb 2019

Arts Council’s new diversity report shows BME representation below English average

Only 5 per cent of staff members are not white at Arts Council England (ACE) major partner museums (MPMs) while 16 per cent of the working age population are from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in England, a new report from the organisation has found. [more...]

14 Feb 2019

IAAPA winter forum addresses crisis issues

Crisis management and public relations were mixed with water and wildlife as more than 60 attractions industry professionals from 14 countries attended trade association IAAPA’s EMEA Winter Forum in the Canary Islands, Spain, at the end of January 2019. [more...]

13 Feb 2019

VisitScotland launches app for Chinese visitors

VisitScotland is looking to tap into one of the largest outbound tourism markets by launching a new app targeting millions of Chinese social media users. [more...]

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National Museum of Scotland completes 15-year £80m regeneration

The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh has completed the final phase of an £80m (US$103.5m, €91.3m) transformation, leading to what it says is the “creation of a world-class museum”. [more...]

Gulliver’s seeking applicants for 2019 trainee management scheme

UK theme park operator Gulliver’s is on the lookout for applicants for its in-house management training programme, seeking fresh new talent to lead the company in the future. [more...]

Museums Association details 'No Deal Brexit' concerns

The UK’s Museums Association (MA) has urged politicians to take “all necessary action” to avoid the UK leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement. [more...]

Heritage Lottery Fund rebrands as body reveals five-year plan

Major new changes to the way that Lottery money is distributed to UK heritage causes have been announced as part of a rebrand of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the unveiling of a new five-year plan. [more...]

Glasgow Science Centre £4m revamp aiming to increase visitor diversity

Scotland’s flagship science centre is looking to attract a more diverse group of visitors and get more people generally interested in science with a £4m (US$5.2m, €4.6m) refurbishment. [more...]

World War 2 museum opens at London airfield

Spitfire aircraft and previously unpublished photos of World War 2 pilots and Winston Churchill have gone on public display at the newly-opened Biggin Hill War Memorial Museum in London. [more...]

In brief:

UK tourism industry set to benefit from increase in Chinese visitors @VisitBritain [more...]
Gringotts coming to Harry Potter studio tour in London attraction's largest-ever expansion @wbtourlondon [more...]
Design for life change: V&A Dundee director seeks to inspire through creativity @VADundee [more...]
National Portrait Gallery announces £35.5m facelift details @NPGLondon [more...]
Coastal heritage gets a £1m boost from UK Government @mhclg [more...]
Arts Council offer “No deal” Brexit advice for culture organisations in Britain @ace_national [more...]
Yorkshire waterpark Alpamare lives on after sealing creditor agreement @AlpamareUK [more...]
Major openings planned for Chester Zoo in 2019 @chesterzoo [more...]
Studio Egret West to develop new master plan for #Horniman Museum @Egretwest [more...]
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