Abbot Hall is participating in an initiative run by the Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts

In brief

Issue 111/12, p7, 01.12.2011
Museum development - Galleries key to festival - Abbot Hall in schools link - Leicester uni exhibition
Museum development

Arts Council England has announced that it will extend the delivery mechanism and funding model for museum development until the end of July. More information on the application process for the delivery of museum development will be provided in early 2012. Museum services delivering development should take into account the cost of extending this work into 2012-13 in their negotiations for the major grants programme or transitional funding.

Galleries key to festival

Galleries will play a pivotal role in the London 2012 Festival. The Tate Modern extension will stage performance and event-based art, while the Turbine Hall will host a commission by Tino Sehgal. Tate Britain will house a collection of 2012 Olympic posters. Tracey Emin will present an exhibition, She Lay Down Deep Beneath the Sea, at Margate’s Turner Contemporary.

Abbot Hall in schools link

The Lakeland Arts Trust is one of nine cultural venues chosen to participate in an initiative run by the Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts. The project will involve pupils and teachers from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and Ryelands Primary School in Lancaster visiting Abbot Hall Art Gallery (above) in Kendal regularly over the next year.

Leicester uni exhibition

Leicester University’s School of Museum Studies is staging a collection of 28 portraits of disabled people from the Royal College of Physicians. Re-framing Disability includes portraits dating back to 1634, which are juxtaposed with contemporary photographs by Lynn Weddle.