Appointments

  • Tate has appointed Mark Miller as Director of Learning. Taking up the role on 4 April 2022, Miller will be responsible for shaping Tate’s learning strategy across its four galleries and online.
  • Frances Jeens has been appointed Director of Jewish Museum London. Jeen previously served as Interim Director for two years and has repositioned the Museum through the Covid pandemic.

Openings

  • Dudley’s new Stourbridge Glass Museum is to open at the end of this week after 12 years of planning and development, with backing from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Dudley’s new Stourbridge Glass Museum to make debut this month

  • After recently revealing its new home in Kings Cross, new museum Queer Britain has revealed that it will officially open to the public from 5th May 2022.

Queer Britain to officially open doors with debut exhibition in May 2022

  • The Fife-based Museum of Communication is to reopen in May for the first time in two years after doors closed during lockdown. It will open with a free exhibition marking 100 years of British broadcasting when it opens its doors for the first time in two years. Radios and TV cameras will be on display at the exhibition which will chronicle the birth of TV and radio through to famous radio and TV programmes.
  • The Cheltenham Trust has announced that The Wilson Museum and Art Gallery will re-open in July 2022. The attraction has been under a £500,00 redesign which will see flexible ancillary spaces, a new Community Art Gallery and artists’ studios.
  • The Kent Mining Museum, part of a new £1.7m Betteshanger Country Park Visitor Centre, opened on Sinday April 3nd. The museum will tell the story of the area’s mining heritage, draws on draws on a collection that has been built up over the years by the East Kent coalfield communities.

Exhibitions

  • The Science Museum has unveiled a new ceramic artwork made during the first UK COVID-19 lockdown by artist and cultural commentator Grayson Perry.‘Alan Measles – God in the time of Covid-19’ is now on display in the Science Museum’s Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries.

The Science Museum acquires Grayson Perry artwork for COVID-19 display

  • Jewish Museum London is to celebrate its 90th birthday with the opening of a new exhibition in partnership with the National Holocaust Centre and Museum. ‘The Eye As Witness Exhibition’ is an interactive exhibition will feature an immersive VR experience, photography from Holocaust vicitims and Interactive testimony from Holocaust Survivors. The exhibition opens Sunday 24th April 2022.
  • Scotland’s largest ever Barbara Hepworth exhibition is to open at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Comprising more than 130 artworks, Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life will offer a comprehensive overview of the Yorkshire artist’s career, covering key events in her personal life, her involvement with avant-garde art movements and her wide range of interests. The exhibition runs from 9 April – 2 October 2022.
  • A new exhibition at Segedunum Roman Fort & Museum in Wallsend, has been revealed. ‘Building the Wall’ explores the identity of those who built Hadrian’s Wall and the methods used in its creation. The exhibition is part of the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival, celebrating 1900 years since the building of the Wall. The exhibition runs from 9 April – 1 October 2022.
  • The sole surviving Chinook helicopter flown by the RAF during the Falklands campaign is now on display at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. The Chinook HC6A ‘Bravo November’ is displayed alongside the Harrier GR3 in a new Falklands 40 cluster, commemorating 40 years since the start of the conflict.

Funding

  • The Brunel Museum is seeking to raise £18,500 to purchase a bespoke, archive-quality case to display the Thames Tunnel watercolours, a series of images, hand drawn and coloured by by Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel during the construction of the Thames Tunnel.

Brunel Museum crowdfund to bring Isambard Kingdom Brunel illustrations out of storage

  • Outdoor museum Beamish has received a £100,000 grant from The Reece Foundation to support hands-on STEM activities at the location’s historic electrical and repair shop, which will be built in Beamish’s 1950s Town. The grant will support STEM learning activities inside the historic shop, which will be named after the Foundation’s founder Dr Alan Reece.

£100,000 donation to support Beamish’s 1950s electrical repair shop

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