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26 Mar 2020

Public comes to zoo's aid following call for animal food donations

Local residents and businesses have come to the aid of a zoo which said it might have to euthanise animals after panic buying disrupted its supply feed. [more...]

26 Mar 2020

BALPPA moves annual expo to November

The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA) has postponed its upcoming expo and tradeshow in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. [more...]

26 Mar 2020

Feilden Fowles to create National Railway Museum's Central Hall

A team led by Feilden Fowles has won the National Railway Museum's competition to design its new Central Hall with an elegant timber-frame rotunda. [more...]

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Google Arts & Culture offers virtual tours for more than 500 museums following closures

Google Arts & Culture has partnered with more than 500 cultural institutions to offer 'virtual museum exploration', following the temporary closure of thousands of art galleries and museums in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. [more...]

ACE announces £160m fund to support culture organisations during COVID-19 outbreak

Arts Council England (ACE) has responded to the "massive and unsustainable loss of revenues" caused by COVID-19 by announcing an emergency £160m (US$191.2m, €176.4m) emergency funding package. [more...]

Trendswatch 2020: Q&A with Elizabeth Merritt on addressing financial sustainability

In a time of financial uncertainty for the global museum community, this year's TrendsWatch report from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and the Center for the Future of Museums (CFM) is seeking to provoke discussion and find viable solutions to these ongoing challenges. [more...]

How are different countries supporting the tourism and attractions sectors through coronavirus?

With certain turbulent times for the global tourism and visitor attractions sectors, governments around the world are implementing new emergency policies to support these crucial sectors. [more...]

Culture in Quarantine: BBC bringing the arts to people's homes with special festival

With coronavirus forcing the closure of Britain's arts institutions, the BBC has offered a way for isolated citizens to get their cultural fix – a festival to show how the sector is responding to the global panemic. [more...]

Funding boost for Diller Scofidio + Renfro's London Centre for Music

The London Centre for Music, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, has received a funding boost of nearly £2m ($2.3m, €2.2m) for the next stage of its development. [more...]

In brief:

50 million tourism jobs at stake as WTTC pens open letter to world's governments [more...]
UK government orders gyms, leisure centres, pubs and restaurants to close #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Fitness [more...]
UK attractions leaders call on government to use £120m Festival of Britain Fund to support sector @alva_uk @MuseumsAssoc [more...]
Imagineering in a Box – Peek behind the Disney curtain with free online training scheme @WaltDisneyImagineering [more...]
Natural History Museum to build state-of-the-art research centre following £180m cash injection from UK government @NHM_London @HarwellCampus [more...]
UK withdrawal from Creative Europe fund 'threatens an impoverished future for British creativity' @CEDUK_Culture @europe_creative [more...]
Budget 2020: Chancellor abolishes business rates for small leisure firms @RishiSunak @_ukactive @beerandpub @sportrectweets #Budget2020 #TheBudget [more...]
Jenny Waldman joins Art Fund as new director @artfund [more...]
Flight shaming expected to have significant impact on UK travel over next two years @RSMUK #travel #tourism #sustainability #flightshaming #climateemergency [more...]
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