Appointments

The Prime Minister has appointed four trustees to the Science Museum Group. Professor Anya Hurlbert, Baroness Nicky Morgan, Professor Gregory Radick, and Sarah Sands will serve from November 2022 until October 2026.

Four new Board Members have been appointed to the National Lottery Community Fund. Richard Collier-Keywood OBE, Stuart Hobley, Helen Stephenson CBE, and Peter Stewart MVO have been appointed for terms of 4 years, commencing 01 July 2022 until 30 June 2026.

Openings

The RNLI Lifeboat Museum in Whitby has re-opened its doors following major renovations. The renovation project has renovated and refreshed the 124-year-old former boathouse.

Whitby’s RNLI lifeboat museum reopens after major renovations

Exhibitions

Northampton Museum and Art Gallery is exclusively presenting artwork from Vic Reeves, best known as one half of comedy duo Vic and Bob. The solo exhibition, entitled ‘Romans, Daisies, Ones and Twos’, will feature a collection of his paintings of shoes within the museum’s refurbished Central Hall.

Two new exhibitions have been announced at the British Motor Museum, both of which will open on 22 July 2022. The museum’s first motorcycle exhibition, ‘The Legendary Daytona Motorcycle’ is a collaboration with Triumph Motorcycles and will celebrate ‘one of its most iconic road and race bike names’. The second, ‘Small car. Big history: 100 years of the Austin Seven’ will mark a century of the small car that had influence across the world.

Opening in September 2022, the V&A’s exhibition Hallyu! The Korean Wave is the first exhibition of its kind to celebrate popular culture in South Korea. Documenting the rise of its internationally significant cultural output, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey from a country ravaged by war in the late 1950s to K-Pop andPSY’s viral 2012 hit single ‘Gangnam Style’ . 24 September 2022 – 25 June 2023.

A new exhibition featuring a lifesize wild ox made entirely of natural materials over a metal armature opens at the National Stone Centre in Derbyshire. ‘EarthBound – The Story of Connected Life through Rock, Earth and Community’ is a collaborative project between sculptor Sally Matthews and two Derbyshire-based photographers, Alex Hyde and Kate Bellis, alongside a raft of other talented artists. The exhibition is an exploration of how soil health and an area’s underlying geology influences our daily lives and the biodiversity around us. 17 July – 11 September 2022.

Colchester Castle’s new exhibition, devised in collaboration with the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, will transport visitors back in time to the 16th and 17th centuries. Visitors will be immersed in a time when a fear campaign was beginning to spread throughout Europe that saw hundreds of people accused of witchcraft and magic imprisoned across the country and locally in Colchester’s very own Castle. The exhibition is the result of a successful crowdfunding campaign undertaken with Art Happens. Wicked Spirits? Witchcraft + Magic opens 16 July 2022.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History’s new in-person and online exhibition features the work of acclaimed American photographer, J Henry Fair. It will display 13 panoramic aerial photos of environments dramatically altered by the effects of climate change, pollution and man made catastrophes.

Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt at the British Museum will explore the inscriptions and objects that helped scholars unlock one of the world’s oldest civilisations, exactly 200 years since this pivotal moment. Running from 13 October 2022 – 19 February 2023 at the Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery.

Funding

A £25m funding programme hoped to produce new responses to the climate crisis has been launched by Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in partnership with the Design Museum. Following a pilot year which has resulted in design solutions being exhibited at the museum, the fund will provide design researchers, universities and businesses in the green economy. The Design Museum will act as both a coordinating hub for the programme, as well as a research department within the museum and a venue for exhibiting the designs.

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