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Programme confirmed for Digital Utopias event

17 December 2014

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The final programme has been confirmed for Digital Utopias, a one-day conference taking place in January 2015 to inspire debate around the impact that new technologies can have in enabling creativity across the arts.

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New Chief Executive of Arts Council England announced

16 December 2014

Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England, today announced the appointment of Darren Henley as its new Chief Executive.

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Eight national treasures saved for the nation in 2013-14, including a van Dyck, Jane Austen’s ring, and a bronze mirror from the Iron Age

15 December 2014

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The 60th annual report of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest (Reviewing Committee) is published today. Out of the 22 objects referred to the Secretary of State for deferral on the Reviewing Committee’s recommendation, eight rare and varied items were saved from leaving the country and subsequently purchased for collections across the UK.

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Chair of the Museum Accreditation Committee announced

12 December 2014

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Museums and Libraries

Hadrian Ellory-van Dekker, who is currently Head of Collections at the Science Museum and a member of the Science Museum Management Team, has been appointed as the Chair of the Museum Accreditation Committee. He brings a wealth of experience to the Committee.

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At risk of export: Marble statue of Aphrodite

11 December 2014

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Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on a Roman Imperial marble statue of the goddess Aphrodite from the early first century AD. It will be exported overseas unless money can be found to match the asking price of £9,594,200.

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Momentum Music Fund to receive additional funding from Arts Council England

10 December 2014

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Music

Arts Council England has today announced that it will extend funding for the Momentum Music Fund, a scheme that began in 2013 to support the progression of talented musicians and bands.

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Arts Council Chair signals “fundamental shift” in approach to diversity

08 December 2014

In a speech to the arts and culture sector today Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England, will outline a “fundamental shift” in the Arts Council’s approach to diversity. It will place responsibility on every organisation it funds to make their programme of work more reflective of the diverse communities they serve.

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At risk of export: ‘Garden of Eden’

05 December 2014

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Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on a painting by Flemish artist Jan Brueghel the Elder, ‘The Garden of Eden with the Fall of Man.’ It will be exported overseas unless money can be found to match the asking price of £6,963,000.

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£45 million worth of treasures accepted for the nation

02 December 2014

Arts Council England is today publishing its 2013/14 annual report for the Cultural Gifts Scheme and Acceptance in Lieu Scheme, which has brought £45 million worth of important works of art, manuscripts and archives into UK public collections. For the second year running the schemes have resulted in record amounts of cultural treasures being brought in to public collections.

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