British Council has now appointed Jean Cameron as Creative Director for UK/Italy Season 2020, starting in February 2019. Jean will work with British Council teams in UK and Italy, as well as directly with the UK cultural sector to create a high-impact, cost-effective season of UK cultural activity in Italy in autumn 2020.
Museums and galleries
SPARE PARTS, from 28 February to 12 May, is the second exhibition season from the new Science Gallery London at King’s College London in London Bridge. The free exhibition and accompanying events programme will explore the art, science, ethics and technology that enables human repair and alteration.
As part of our charitable work to support artists the RBSA stages various open exhibitions annually.
A new museum in East London, a unique partnership between the V&A and the Smithsonian Institution, will provide a purpose-built home for 250,000 objects and an additional 917 archives.
The V&A East project will create two interconnected sites in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, a brand-new museum at Stratford Waterfront, and a new collection and research centre at Here East.
The Black Country Living Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary and plans for its future expansion.
China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors brought in £78m to Liverpool's economy between 7 February and 28 October during its exhibition at the World Museum Liverpool. The exhibition was a highlight of the Liverpool 2018 cultural programme.
More than 600,000 people saw the exhibition, more than any other ticketed show in the UK during 2017. The exhibition features terracotta warrior sculptures, unearthed in 1974 after around 2,000 years of remaining undiscovered, which were "guarding" the tomb of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang.
Hidden amongst the treasures within Waddesdon's collection are a selection of bizarre, fantastical and mythical creatures, that until now have not received much attention.
While research is still ongoing about the provenance of many of Waddesdon’s ‘beasts’, some histories are better known. Curator Dr Mia Jackson has put together a selection of images and fascinating information about some of these creatures within the Waddesdon collection, to bring them to light for the first time.
An interactive sculpture providing an immersive experience of Disobedient AI and experimental knitwear featuring sensor-embedded yarns are some of the academic-artist collaborations on display as part of a new exhibition, King’s Artists – new thinking, new making, at King’s College London this October.
The Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has published performance indicators for its 15 sponsored museums in 2017/18.
The key findings are:
From 12 to 22 September, Canadian abstract artist KV Duong will be exhibiting new paintings from his “Identity” series alongside a film of "Turbulence", his acclaimed live body-painting performance piece, at London’s Leyden Gallery as part Platform for Emerging Arts 19.