Category Archives: landscape

In Museums, to help participation – ‘Know your place’!

Last week we announced the six commissions which will be funded by the Happy Museum project. They will explore how museums can promote well-being and sustainability and be the vital connectors within their communities. Two of the projects expressively sought … Continue reading

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The Countryside must be able to share in the White Heat of Culture

There have been quite a few blogs summarising the Culture Change conference at the National Theatre last week, two of the best are  Claire Antrobus and Mark Robinson. The event explored what cultural organisations would need to do to remain healthy, wise … Continue reading

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Why people in rural areas pay double for culture

The experience of the regeneration of the physical cultural infrastructure in rural Britain compares poorly to urban areas. In the last 15 years virtually every major town and city in the UK has enjoyed some form of rejuvenation. New commercial … Continue reading

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What we did during 2009-10

Today was the Museum Of East Anglian Life’s Annual General Meeting. Here is my summary of the most important bits of MEAL’s  work over the last twelve months The years 2009/10 marked a coming of age for the Museum of East … Continue reading

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For a Big Society we need small worlds

I’ve been a long time admirer of Sue Clifford and the work of Common Ground. I’m very pleased she is to speak at this week’s Museums Sustainability and Growth conference in Norwich which MEAL has helped organise. Since the late … Continue reading

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