On 5th December, seven new appointments were quietly made to Arts Council England’s (ACE) National Council, its governing board. This included the controversial choice of Elisabeth Murdoch, daughter of media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
The chair of Arts Council England Sir Peter Bazalgette has announced that he will step down in January 2017, after completing only one term in the job. The 62-year-old, who was best known for his Endemol production company, the creators of Big Brother and Deal Or No Deal said, “there are a number of new opportunities I would like to […]
The sale of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue to a private collector, by the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery and Abington Park Museum has breached Arts Council England’s accredited standards for how museums manage their collections. ACE have now removed the institutions from their accreditation scheme with immediate effect. They will now be excluded from future […]
It’s Official,and why do these things always happen just before the holiday break.The Department for Culture,Media and Sport (DCMS) under the new Coalition Government, as part of the spending review announced in October, has placed Arts Council England in charge of the budgets of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. As part of the restructuring, […]