Arts and culture

Old Nazi photograph

Through whose eyes are we seeing the past?

Professor Maiken Umbach is challenging the use of Nazi photographs in commemorating and teaching about the Holocaust
November 2020
scientist holding container

The three amigos: chaos, Covid-19, (research) culture

Our response to the virus has given researchers the opportunity to reflect on what a renewed sense of community and shared purpose can achieve
May 2020
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Bringing museums to life through sound

From soundscapes of Bradford to compositions in caves, Dr James Mansell explains how he is working with museums to enrich visitors’ experiences
October 2019
Image of two gold masks

Golden years

Our heritage lottery-funded project has helped the Theatre Royal to develop a new volunteer-led approach to researching its history
June 2019
Abstract image of a castle

Remembering our rebellious past

A successful £13 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant will see a new Rebellion Gallery unveiled at Nottingham Castle
June 2019

Heads and tails

Iron Age coins are revealing fascinating details about the East Midlands during this period
June 2019

The coalminer’s son

How DH Lawrence’s life is promoting a greater appreciation of the literary and mining heritage of Eastwood among school pupils
June 2019
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Triumph of the dinosaurs

Bringing an iconic collection of dinosaur fossils from China to a Nottingham museum was a remarkable coup and forged new partnerships with the fastest-growing sector of its kind in the world
June 2018
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Norse Star

Dr Roderick Dale’s fascination with the Vikings is shared by many: 9,000-plus people attended the record-breaking exhibition Danelaw Saga: Bringing Vikings Back to the East Midlands
June 2018