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.
The Reading Agency: order deadline for 2006 reading resources December 2005 The order deadline is approaching for The Reading Agency’s 2006 reading resources, as highlighted in the new brochure, which was made available on 1 October. Please note this deadline is Friday 27 January 2006. Our reading promotions provide libraries and their partners with high quality, value for money, flexible tools to help develop their work with readers: stunning display materials, comprehensive resource packs and dedicated booklists.
Major boost to career opportunities for knowledge workers December 2005 London, 7 December 2005 - The Museums Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) and Lifelong Learning UK (LLUK) today announce a strategic partnership agreement to develop a more skilled and responsive libraries and archives workforce. Both parties have signed up to a three year programme of joint working which will open up greater opportunities for staff in terms of career progression and development.
The People’s Museum - BBC2 Daytime November 2005 Every museum in the country has a small treasure that isn’t known about beyond its own walls. For the first time these treasures are gathered together and fifteen objects, as voted for by our viewers, will be given their very own great exhibition, in the virtual People’s Museum
Fleetwood’s fishing heritage to receive a boost from Heritage Lottery Fund October 2005 Images and information on Fleetwood’s deep sea fishing industry are to be preserved and made available for future generations through the Internet.
Over 900 trawlers sailed out of Fleetwood during the heyday of deep sea fishing and thanks to an award of £44,990 (85% of the total costs) from the Heritage Lottery Fund, an archive and online database are to be created.
Archives prepare for UK’s biggest archive promotion that is only the beginning… October 2005 Archives across the UK and Ireland are gearing up for a fantastic archive promotion – the annual Archive Awareness Campaign. This autumn the theme of the campaign is Beginnings and hundreds of organisations from Cornwall to County Clare will be unveiling the treasures of the archives and inviting the public in.
Call for Star Treasures nominations from the Northwest October 2005 Culture Northwest is today launching the Star Treasures programme. This new initiative is in direct response to the Minister for Culture, David Lammy’s call for a consultation on the best way for the UK to implement the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the event of Armed Conflict and its two Protocols.
Increased Intelligence for the Culture sector October 2005 The Northwest culture sector hasa new voice from today as theNorthwest Culture Observatoryis launched.Headed by Dr. Abigail Gilmore, the Observatory will be a key driver of culturesector intelligence for the region.
Leading cultural advocates descend on the Northwest September 2005 Delegates from all over the UK and Europe will be descending on Liverpool for the first national conference of the 8 English Regional Cultural Consortiums (RCC) on Thursday 15 September - the opening day of Catalyst. Hosted by Culture Northwest, this day promises challenging and provocative debate surrounding key issues facing the cultural sector today.
Precious violin adds another string to the bow of national heritage September 2005 London, 2 September 2005 – One of the world’s most important violins, the ‘Viotti ex-Bruce’ Stradivari, has been saved for the nation through the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council’s (MLA) Acceptance in Lieu scheme. Last year art and heritage items to the tune of £13 million were acquired in lieu of inheritance tax through the scheme.