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28 Mar 2018

We're turning 100! – AM2 relaunches as Attractions Management News for landmark issue

Since its launch in June 2014, AM2 – the sister publication to Attractions Management has gone from strength to strength.

Over the last four years, we’ve travelled the world several times over to bring you the biggest news this industry has to has to offer, speaking to industry leaders, innovators, creatives and more.

Now it’s time for us to announce a big change. For its 100th issue, AM2 is getting bigger and better, rebranding as Attractions Management News, with a new format and revamped website, tailor-made to engage our readers and viewers even more.

The magazine will continue to be published fortnightly, with regular ezines, instant news alerts and social media output. New video content will also be available, with regular news updates soon to be rolled out.

For the landmark relaunch issue, Attractions Management News looks at Disney’s unprecedented ‘era of expansion’, pays tribute to Stephen Hawking and his profound impact on science engagement, and in a special news feature reports on Georgia Aquarium and its landmark expansion

In addition to enhanced news content, Attractions Management News will also be expanding its recruitment section, with career opportunities being advertised by the likes of Chester Zoo, Merlin and Namco.

This is a new era for us as we work to bring you the best content available anywhere in the industry. For the latest breaking news and the latest jobs from across the visitor attractions industry, be sure to check out the brand new

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British Museum to hold largest manga exhibition ever outside Japan

The British Museum in London is set to host the largest ever exhibition of the manga comics and graphic novels to be held outside of its native Japan. [more...]

UK government to appoint heritage disability champion

The UK’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is recruiting a new dedicated countryside and heritage disability champion who will focus on improving disabled access to the various heritage sites around the UK. [more...]

Multi-million-pound visitor centre opens doors at the home of Robin Hood

The Sherwood Forst Visitor Centre in Nottinghamshire, UK, has opened its doors officially following a £5m (US$6.4m, €5.6m) construction project. [more...]

Plans submitted to transform former Aberdeen artillery placement in into dolphin watch site

A proposal has been put forward to build a new £10m (US$12.7m, €11.2m) visitor centre overlooking the harbour in Aberdeen, Scotland, with the new attraction dedicated to watching wild dolphins. [more...]

Government calls on tourism industry to show 'renewed commitment' in order to secure sector deal

The government has signalled its intention to agree on an Industrial Strategy for the UK tourism industry – as long as the sector delivers on four key requirements. [more...]

Google collaborates with Netherlands’ Mauritshuis to create virtual museum dedicated to artist Johannes Vermeer

The complete works of 17th-century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer – a collection of 36 paintings spread throughout 18 collections in Europe and the US – can now be viewed in one place thanks to a new initiative between The Hague's Mauritshuis gallery, and Google Arts and Culture. [more...]

In brief:

Lower entrance fees at UK galleries and museums for younger visitors, urges Sir Roy Strong @V_and_A @NPGLondon @Ecclesiastical [more...]
War of the Worlds to be reimagined as high-tech immersive experience for London @dotdotdot_UK [more...]
Lottery funded UK attractions offer free entry for Christmas @heritagelottery [more...]
New £16m arts and heritage centre planned for Oldham @OldhamCouncil [more...]
Arts Council study shows Britain's commitment to sustainability as culture organisations reduce carbon footprint by 35 per cent over five years @ace_national [more...]
Lady Cobham CBE has called for increased focus on work-based training opportunities, in order to face the challenges presented by a rapidly changing business environments [more...]
Exclusive: Joanna Lumley aims to open up a 'world of stories' as patron of Peter Pan literary attraction in Scotland @PPMBT [more...]
Dudley Zoo plans £6m expansion, utilising war-time network of tunnels @dudleyzoo [more...]
Holovis targets cinema market with launch of new company @HolovisInt @HeatherBlair64 @CinemaExtended [more...]
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