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How to look after Human Remains

Hear about the team of specialists, funded through our Museum Resilience fund, who make sure anything the dead (and undead) leave behind gets the best possible care!

Arts Council Collection

The Arts Council Collection has today announced details of the exhibitions taking place throughout 2017 at its four National Partner galleries, The Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; Birmingham Museums Trust and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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Ambition for Excellence

Four organisations across England will receive a total of £2.3m from our Ambition for Excellence programme in the latest round

Celebrating dance

One Dance UK is bringing the fourth edition of its biennial conference celebrating Dance of the African Diaspora back this November.

Lenny Henry and cast members of Rudy's Rare Records appear on stage.

£4.6 million to help diversity flourish

We’re investing £4.6 million to help embed diversity within England’s arts and cultural sector, from its senior leadership to the artistic work being produced.

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Theatre Alibi - Olive & The Dream Train. Photo © Steve Tanner 2. Flex Dance performance. Photo © TIN Arts 3. The Arts Council of Great Britain – 47th annual report and accounts 1991–92 4. Living Worlds at Manchester Museum. © Manchester Museum 5. Benedict_Drew_KAPUT_2015_Image_by_Charlotte_Jopling 6. Match&Fuse festival Toulouse 3 October 2015 © Daniela Gerstmann 7. Martin Luther King Jr Painting by Artist Derek Russell, Freedom City 2017 8. Mbulelo Ndabeni. Image © Foteini Christofilopoulou. 9. Birmingham Repertory Theatre's production Rudy's Rare Records. Photo © Robert Day for Birmingham Repertory Theatre. 10. Pitt Rivers Museum. Photo © University of Oxford. 11. Knowledge is Beautiful (cc) Creative Commons - 12. David Glowacki's 'Hidden Fields'. Photo © Paul Blakemore / Interactive Scientific Ltd. 13. Scattered by Motionhouse. Photo © Chris Nash / Motionhouse 14. Artificial things by Stopgap Dance Company. Photo © Chris Parkes 15. Travelling Light Youth Theatre end of term summer sharing 2015. Photo: Camilla Adams / Travelling Light Theatre Company. 16. Plymouth Music Zone participants making music. Photo © Plymouth Music Zone / Kevin Clifford