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Sandra Dinneen, Paul Farmer, Patrick Newberry, Susie Thornberry and Richard Upton were reappointed Commissioners of historic england for periods of three years and four months from September 1, 2022 to December 31, 2025.

Roger Blundell was reappointed administrator of the National Portrait Gallery for a period of 3 years and 7 months starting on September 1, 2022 and ending on March 31, 2026.


The Lancashire Police Museum, housed in a former prison wing of Lancaster Castle, officially opens today. The new museum is the result of a partnership between the Lancashire Constabulary, Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office and the Duchy of Lancaster. The new location features 16 exhibits, each housed in one of the prison cells.


‘Idiosyncrasies’ opened at the Millennium Gallery in Nantwich Museum. The exhibition includes works by artists who have reflected on their own individual idiosyncrasies and practices. The exhibition runs until July 16, 2022.

The Ashmolean is to remount its popular exhibition, “Pre-Raphaelites: Drawings and Watercolours,” which was originally only on view for five weeks in 2021. From July 15 to November 27, 2022, it replaces the museum’s planned exhibition, “Russia! Icons & the Avant-Garde’, which was due to open in July 2022. “Pre-Raphaelites: Drawings and Watercolours” from July 15 to November 27, 2022.

The comic book museum announced a summer 2022 exhibit to mark the release of Bryan Talbot’s third – and final – graphic novel by Luther Arkwright: The Legend of Luther Arkwright. “About Bryan Talbot’s Luther Arkwright: 50 Years of a British Comics Legend” is the first time Talbot’s archive has been explored in such depth and will immerse visitors in never-before-seen material from Bryan’s personal archive. the author, models and original comics of the series.

Records of former asylums in Staffordshire have been researched as part of a two-year project The Brampton Museum, which will now host a major traveling exhibit exploring the history of the county’s three asylums between 1818 and 1960 and the lives of patients and staff. “A Case for the Ordinary: Staffordshire Asylums and the Patient Experience”. The free exhibition runs in the new Jim Wain Courtyard Gallery until Sunday, July 3. It is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

An exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of Scotland’s first great sea kayaking expedition is now open at Scottish Maritime Museum (Denny Tank).’Into the Maelstrom: The Scottish Kayak Expedition to North West Norway 1980′ tells the story of Jim Breen, Angus Mathieson, Bill Turnbull and Peter Wilson who together traveled 394 miles around the two Lofoten and Vesterålen island groups in northwest Norway, 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle. Highlights of the exhibit include equipment, clothing, archival newsreel footage and photographs from the expedition.

A new free exhibition which tells the story of Scotland’s most pioneering and successful commercial photographers, known for popularizing the holiday postcard, will open at V&A Dundee this summer. ‘Sincerely, Valentines – From Postcards to Greetings Cards’ will be on display in the Michelin Design Gallery at V&A Dundee, a free exhibition and project space on the upper floor of the museum from 2 July 2022 to 8 January 2023.

A new exhibit celebrates the fantasy world embodied by Tolkien and the generations of writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, conservationists and game designers he influenced. Discover a magical treasure trove of over 200 rare artifacts and works of art. The Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum has a new exhibit celebrating the world of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, showcasing the writers, artists, musicians, filmmakers, environmentalists and game designers he influenced, with over 200 rare artifacts and artworks. July 9 – Saturday September 17, 2022.


The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester has received a £3million donation from the Law Family Charitable Foundation to fund the future of its Power Hall Gallery.

Museum of Science and Industry receives multi-million donation for Power Hall renovation


This year Queen’s Birthday Honors list has been announced and includes professionals from the museum and heritage sectors recognized for their contribution.

Announcement of recipients from museums and the heritage sector of the Queen’s Birthday Honors

Beneficiaries of the 2022 Queen’s Prize for Voluntary Service were also announced, with museum and heritage volunteers among the nominees.

Museum and Heritage Volunteers Recognized by Queen’s Award 2022