Archive by category Museums and Galleries

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery announces Conrad Atkinson contemporary art acquisition permanent collection 

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery announces Conrad Atkinson contemporary art acquisition permanent collection 

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery is delighted to be acquiring a group of works by international artist and activist Conrad Atkinson for its collection, thanks to grants from Art Fund, the V&A Purchase Grant Fund and local donations. The works comprise:  Wordsworth’s Suit and Socks (2003), three Ceramic Landmines (1996) and a photo collage […]

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Wollaton Hall hosts exhibition based on the building and its history

Wollaton Hall hosts exhibition based on the building and its history

Close Distance Caroline Broadhead, Nic Sandiland and Angela Woodhouse 8 March – 1 May 2017 Wollaton Hall, Prospect Room The Close Distance exhibition opens in the magnificent rooftop Prospect Room at Wollaton Hall on Wednesday 8 March. With views across the surrounding park and city beyond, this new commission offers visitors a unique experience of […]

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Robin Hood Energy Light Night programme now available

Robin Hood Energy Light Night programme now available

The full programme for Robin Hood Energy Light Night on Friday 10 February is now available and features a wide range of mainly free activities for all ages and interests. Amazing artworks, UV sports, music, dancing, stories, puppets and Star Wars-themed lightsabres will all feature in the popular event, which is celebrating its tenth year.  […]

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Inspiring older people through art and culture

Inspiring older people through art and culture

Volunteers with time and imagination are invited to make heritage, arts and culture more accessible to older people in Nottingham, especially those in care homes. Nottingham City Museums and Galleries are looking for volunteers to engage older citizens using poetry, storytelling, music, dance, reminiscence, photography, drawing, painting, digital technologies, sculpture and film, inspired by the city’s museum collections […]

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Newstead abbey wins £75,000 to make the house more accessible

Newstead abbey wins £75,000 to make the house more accessible

Newstead Abbey has won £75,000 to improve access to its collection with a new exhibition space. The grant has been awarded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and the Wolfson Foundation to Museums and Galleries across England to improve displays and facilities. It’s part of a £4m fund which will be used for […]

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Making Nottingham more accessible for disabled people

Making Nottingham more accessible for disabled people

Nottingham City Council has been given a top award for making its buildings more accessible to disabled people. Earlier this year eight leisure centres were inspected and awarded the CredAbility Verified Accessible Award by Nimbus – a disability and equality consultancy that is led and managed by disabled people. Now 11 further council buildings have […]

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First chance to grab preview tickets for World Exclusive Dinosaur Exhibition at Wollaton

First chance to grab preview tickets for World Exclusive Dinosaur Exhibition at Wollaton

Tickets go on sale from today for the World Exclusive Dinosaurs of China – Ground Shakers to Feathered Flyers exhibition which will be held at Wollaton Hall and Lakeside Arts (University of Nottingham) between 1 July and 29 October 2017. To celebrate, Wollaton Hall will be inviting a group of children from Seely Primary School […]

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A local list of heritage sites to be created in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council wants people to have their say on plans to develop a new list of locally important buildings, archaeology and historic landscapes. The city already has a list, held by the Nottingham Civic Society, which includes historic buildings and monuments, which would be the basis for a local list. These are identified as […]

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Nottingham Castle project announces £13.9m National Lottery investment

Nottingham Castle project announces £13.9m National Lottery investment

Nottingham City Council is pleased to announce today that it has received a grant of £13.9m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards the Nottingham Castle Transformation Project. Artist’s impressions of the new visitor centre Fittingly, the congratulatory announcement from HLF will be delivered by Robin Hood after the news arrives from a messenger who will arrive […]

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