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The German Foreign Office is planning an initiative to co-ordinate major international exhibitions of art drawn from the country’s museums. It is part of a drive led by Andreas Görgen, the foreign office’s head of culture and communication, to boost Germany’s cultural presence in the world and to foster greater exchange with institutions and curators abroad. Görgen says his vision for a “post-national culture policy” extends beyond such international strategies as the Louvre and Guggenheim outposts or the British Museum’s partnerships.
How much public money is spent on museums in England? The figure has been officially calculated for the first time in a government-initiated report, which was published this week. The nation spends around £844 million ($1.1 billion) of taxpayers’ money each year on around 2,600 public institutions—down more than £100 million a year ($131 million) compared to a decade ago.
Government will continue its initiatives to improve the Creative Arts sector with the establishment of a fully functional Creative Arts Secretariat.
During the session, the General Assembly elected twelve new members to the World Heritage Committee: Australia, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, China, Guatemala, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Spain and Uganda.
The Europan Cultural Foundation is seeking a strong, energetic and creative leader, with a European, philanthropic mindset. An inspirational, daring manager with excellent communications skills, who is not afraid to make choices, sets out a clear direction for the organisation, and is hands on in ‘making it happen’.
The Mayor of London is seeking to appoint a new Chair and two Members of the London Area Council of the Arts Council. The Chair will also be a member of the Arts Council England National Council. The London Area Council provides strategic support and investment in the arts and make a great contribution to the capital’s social, economic and cultural life. Members of this Board are ambassadors for the Arts Council and passionate advocates for the capital’s arts and culture. We are looking for strategic and imaginative thinkers with excellent communication skills, to provide guidance and advice on important decisions, help to shape policies and strategies, and contribute to the development of priorities including headline budgets.