The museum is moving from May 12 to 18, 2022


Appointment

Stephen Fry has been named the new patron of Dr. Johnson’s House, a 300-year-old townhouse and museum.

Dr. Johnathan Dalzell has been appointed director of Museums Council of Northern Ireland. Dalzell previously worked in private and public sector research and teaching, and coordinated large multinational research projects and national statutory programs for numerous private, public and third sector stakeholders. The NI Museums Council said the new hire is “eager to develop career themes around education, politics and socio-economic impact, while supporting and advocating for the local museum sector.”

National Gallery and Art fund announced two new curatorial interns, Emma Meehan and Chloe Church, who will work on secondment with this year’s partners The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, after six months of training at the National Gallery.

Petersfield Museum has named Hampshire poet Ellora Sutton as its first ‘creator-in-residence’, who in her new role will create a ‘found poem’ about the town.

Petersfield Museum’s first Creative in Residence to crowdsource a local poem

Openings

Exmouth Museum has reopened after having its exterior repainted and new signage installed. The museum was also renamed Exmouth Museum and Heritage Center as part of the renovations.

Exhibitions

hay castlewhich is due to open its doors to the public for the first time in its 900-year history at the end of this month after a major restoration project, will host the inaugural Portraits of Writers exhibition in its specially-appointed gallery from May 27 to 31 August 2022. The exhibition is part of the Hay Festival programme.

The Museum of London announced plans to celebrate England footballer and captain Harry Kane. Opening May 21, 2022, “Harry Kane: I Want to Play Football” features personal items, family photos and artifacts to document Kane’s career so far: from his first club to winning the Shoe Awards gold and the appointment of captain of England.

Table to Tide: A Yorkshire Conversation is a new exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park by artist and designer Janine Burrows. Celebrating the Yorkshire landscape, the exhibition brings together a new body of work by a Yorkshire-based designer, painter and illustrator.

The Science Museum has announced that it is collaborating with Marvel, NHS, the National Grid and the University of Sheffield’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing Research on its new gallery, “Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery”. It will open at the Science Museum on November 3, 2022.

Science Museum collaborates with Marvel, NHS, National Grid on new gallery

Funding

Five major partners have been appointed by IWM as co-commissioners of his IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund, each receiving £250,000. The Hunterian in Glasgow; the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea; BALTIC Center for Contemporary Art in Gateshead; University of Ulster in Derry-Londonderry; and Leicester Museums and Galleries. The program was funded by a share of royalties from Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old, which was co-commissioned by IWM and 14-18 NOW to mark the end of the First World War centenary in 2018.

The Royal Society announces the recipients of its Places of Science grants, which provide up to £3,500 to museums to engage communities in local science stories.

36 small UK museums receive funding to engage communities in science

Newport Museum and Art Gallery to go greener under £750,000 Welsh funding. The funding will be disbursed through the Transformation Capital Grant Scheme and will help local libraries and museums in Wales develop and revitalize their facilities.

Newport Museum and Art Gallery to go greener under £750,000 Welsh funding

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