This section includes all our latest Press Releases. Please click on the press title of your choice to download a copy of the press release.
Library Buildings’ Survey Published September 2006 A report published by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) today shows 70 per cent of England’s public library buildings are fit for purpose and meet health and safety standards.
A novel approach to fitness August 2006 • Liverpool is first city in UK to put gym equipment in libraries
• Innovative library workouts to get the whole city exercising
• PHOTOCALL, THURSDAY 3 AUGUST, CENTRAL LIBRARY: Library users get fit with lit as a new chapter begins for health in Liverpool
LIVERPOOL people could soon be rowing with JK Rowling, working out with Wordsworth or skipping with Kipling!
CULTURAL WORLD UNITES TO LAUNCH FUTURE VISION June 2006 Leading organisations from across the cultural sector joined together for the first time to publish a vision for the future and a plan of action. In a joint document, Values and Vision: The Contribution of Culture, the organisations call for a new settlement with government so that Britain can maintain its position as a world-class culture.
The power of ten – The MLA Partnership creates one voice for museums, libraries and archives April 2006 MLA North West has joined forces with the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and the eight other independent regional agencies to create ‘The MLA Partnership’. The new national board will include the Chairs of all the regional agencies and MLA North West has now become part of this new national partnership to collectively lead the transformation of England’s museums, libraries and archives and promote their unique contribution for the future.
Inspired By... April 2006 Adult learners from across the North West have taken part in Inspired By, a national art competition organised by MLA North West and the V&A Museum, London as part of Adult Learner’s Week. 10 lucky winners will have their artwork displayed throughout Manchester Art Gallery, alongside the work from the Gallery’s collection that inspired them.
£640,000 boost to the North West’s museum collections April 2006 Seven museums in the North West are benefiting from funding to enhance their collections, which are among some of the most important in the country. The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) is making the awards from its Designation Challenge Fund to ensure that these outstanding collections can be enjoyed and appreciated by as many people as possible.