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In the afternoon of June 18, in Hanoi, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism had a meeting with reporters and press on the occasion of the 94th anniversary of Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day.
Indigenous practitioners Cynthia Lickers-Sage (Executive Director of the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance [IPAA]) and Wesley Enoch (Artistic Director of Sydney Festival 2020), were in Wellington and Rotorua last week for the Kia Mau Festival and to network with New Zealand artists and arts organisations.
The Minister of Culture visits the council once a year, which gives both the opportunity to inform each other about the work in the cultural sector and to discuss current issues.
The National Heritage Board, together with the Ministry of Culture and the Center for Registers and Information Systems, will develop a new museum information system (MuIS 2.0), which will provide even better access to our rich museum collections.
During her recent Contribution to the Budget Debate 2019/2020, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle said, based on the declarations in the Speech from the Throne, her Government desires to increase the outflow of young professionals, reduce the high levels of unemployment of youth, implement specialized programs to equip our youth with essential job related skills, and strengthen Fresh Start and Jump Start programs.
A new Centre for Cultural Value, based at the University of Leeds, will focus on the role of arts and culture in areas such as conflict resolution, education, health and wellbeing, and community regeneration, bringing together researchers with expertise in these areas along with cultural professionals, arts and cultural organisations, audiences, participants and local communities.