DCMS shakeup sees John Glen appointed to oversee arts, heritage and tourism | attractionsmanagement.com news
GET ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
magazine
Yes! Send me the FREE digital edition of Attractions Management and the FREE weekly Attractions Management ezines and breaking news alerts!
Not right now, thanksclose this window
POST YOUR JOB ONLINE
Free ezine/digital edition sign up
Jobs   News   Features   Video    Products   Profiles   Magazine   Handbook   Advertise  
NEWS
DCMS shakeup sees John Glen appointed to oversee arts, heritage and tourism
POSTED 19 Jun 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Glen’s remit will include arts, culture, heritage, public libraries, museums, the National Archives and tourism Credit: johnglen.org.uk
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced a shakeup of its ministerial team, with Salisbury MP John Glen being handed the role of parliamentary undersecretary for arts, heritage and tourism.

Glen – who was previously serving as principal private secretary to chancellor Philip Hammond – takes up his new role after Rob Wilson, former minister for civil society, lost his seat during the general election.

Wilson’s duties will now be carried out by Tracey Crouch, who managed the tourism brief alongside sport and heritage prior to the election. Her title is now parliamentary undersecretary for sport and civil society, with the minister overseeing gambling, horse racing, the Office for Civil Society, sport, and the National Lottery and society lotteries.

Former minister for culture and digital Matt Hancock narrows his remit, which now focuses purely on digital, with arts and culture now falling under the watch of Glen.

According to the DCMS, Glen’s remit will include arts, culture, heritage, public libraries, museums, the National Archives and tourism.

“I know from my own constituency how important tourism is to communities across the country in creating jobs and driving growth,” said Glen. “I look forward to working closely with the sector to continue to maximise its impact in Britain and across the world.”

Commenting on Glen’s appointment, Museums Association director Sharon Heal welcomed the move, praising the government for creating a specific ministerial responsibility for the arts, heritage and museums in England.

Following his appointment, Glen confirmed on Twitter meetings with Arts Council England (ACE) chair Nicholas Serota and CEO Darren Henley, saying he would be working closely with ACE to “ensure our world-beating arts art open to all”.




Since his appointment, Glen has also met with the Science Museum Group’s chair Mary Archer and its director Ian Blatchford, with the minister also planning a visit to the UK City of Culture Hull.
Sign up here to get the Attractions Management weekly ezine and every issue of Attractions Management magazine free on digital.
RELATED STORIES
Sport-focused ministers remain in post following General Election


Karen Bradley and Tracey Crouch, the government ministers with ultimate responsibility to the UK sport sector, have been retained in their roles despite a post-General Election cabinet reshuffle.
Varney calls on new government to shake up "undervalued" tourism sector


Merlin Entertainments chief Nick Varney has said the next UK government must hand over responsibility for promoting tourism to a new department, saying the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) had made it a “second-tier priority”.
DCMS kicks off review probing the effectiveness of UK Anti-Doping


A review of into the effectiveness and governance of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has been launched by the government.
DCMS seeks new chair for UK Sport


The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is on the hunt for a new chair for UK Sport to replace the outgoing Rod Carr.
MORE NEWS
Legoland New York on track for 2021 – details revealed for Legoland Windsor's biggest ever addition, LEGO MYTHICA
Legoland New York is now set to open in 2021, after having to delay its intended July 2020 launch due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi launches Roof Walk and Zip Line experiences
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has launched two new experiences to celebrate the attraction's 10th anniversary.
PortAventura, Europa-Park and The Nest among winners of 27th annual TEA Thea Awards
The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has revealed the winners of its 2020 Thea Awards.
Industry icons Mats Wedin, Tony Baxter and Greg Hale inducted into IAAPA Hall of Fame
Three visitor attraction industry veterans – Tony Baxter, Greg Hale and Mats Wedin – have been inducted into the IAAPA Hall of Fame, regarded as the highest and most prestigious honour in the industry.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
+ More jobs  

COMPANY PROFILES
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
ProSlide Technology, Inc.

A former national ski team racer, ProSlide® CEO Rick Hunter’s goal has been to integrate the smoot [more...]
WhiteWater

WhiteWater was born in 1980 to create places where families unite and make joyful lasting memories [more...]
Clip 'n Climb

Clip ‘n Climb currently offers facility owners and investors more than 40 colourful and unique Cha [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Triotech and Benoit Cornet’s Bold Move to collaborate on breakthrough innovative media-based attractions
Triotech has announced a breakthrough alliance with Benoit Cornet and Bold Move to bring a new collaborative approach to the design of media-based attractions – with an emphasis on adding value for operators. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Animalive - Introducing AnimaChat!
Introducing AnimaChat, one operator can live-stream into multiple venues. Find out more...
More videos:
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

09 Dec 2020

Czech Health 2021 trends webinar

Online (Zoom), United Kingdom
12-14 Jan 2021

EAG International

ExCel London Exhibition Centre, London,
+ More diary  
LATEST ISSUES
+ View Magazine Archive

Attractions Management

2020 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2019 issue 4


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2019 issue 3


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2019 issue 2


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management News

06 Apr 2020 issue 153


View on turning pages
Download PDF
View archive
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Handbook

2019


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2020
Jobs   News   Products   Magazine
NEWS
DCMS shakeup sees John Glen appointed to oversee arts, heritage and tourism
POSTED 19 Jun 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Glen’s remit will include arts, culture, heritage, public libraries, museums, the National Archives and tourism Credit: johnglen.org.uk
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced a shakeup of its ministerial team, with Salisbury MP John Glen being handed the role of parliamentary undersecretary for arts, heritage and tourism.

Glen – who was previously serving as principal private secretary to chancellor Philip Hammond – takes up his new role after Rob Wilson, former minister for civil society, lost his seat during the general election.

Wilson’s duties will now be carried out by Tracey Crouch, who managed the tourism brief alongside sport and heritage prior to the election. Her title is now parliamentary undersecretary for sport and civil society, with the minister overseeing gambling, horse racing, the Office for Civil Society, sport, and the National Lottery and society lotteries.

Former minister for culture and digital Matt Hancock narrows his remit, which now focuses purely on digital, with arts and culture now falling under the watch of Glen.

According to the DCMS, Glen’s remit will include arts, culture, heritage, public libraries, museums, the National Archives and tourism.

“I know from my own constituency how important tourism is to communities across the country in creating jobs and driving growth,” said Glen. “I look forward to working closely with the sector to continue to maximise its impact in Britain and across the world.”

Commenting on Glen’s appointment, Museums Association director Sharon Heal welcomed the move, praising the government for creating a specific ministerial responsibility for the arts, heritage and museums in England.

Following his appointment, Glen confirmed on Twitter meetings with Arts Council England (ACE) chair Nicholas Serota and CEO Darren Henley, saying he would be working closely with ACE to “ensure our world-beating arts art open to all”.




Since his appointment, Glen has also met with the Science Museum Group’s chair Mary Archer and its director Ian Blatchford, with the minister also planning a visit to the UK City of Culture Hull.
Sign up here to get the Attractions Management weekly ezine and every issue of Attractions Management magazine free on digital.
RELATED STORIES
Sport-focused ministers remain in post following General Election


Karen Bradley and Tracey Crouch, the government ministers with ultimate responsibility to the UK sport sector, have been retained in their roles despite a post-General Election cabinet reshuffle.
Varney calls on new government to shake up "undervalued" tourism sector


Merlin Entertainments chief Nick Varney has said the next UK government must hand over responsibility for promoting tourism to a new department, saying the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) had made it a “second-tier priority”.
DCMS kicks off review probing the effectiveness of UK Anti-Doping


A review of into the effectiveness and governance of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has been launched by the government.
DCMS seeks new chair for UK Sport


The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is on the hunt for a new chair for UK Sport to replace the outgoing Rod Carr.
MORE NEWS
Legoland New York on track for 2021 – details revealed for Legoland Windsor's biggest ever addition, LEGO MYTHICA
Legoland New York is now set to open in 2021, after having to delay its intended July 2020 launch due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi launches Roof Walk and Zip Line experiences
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has launched two new experiences to celebrate the attraction's 10th anniversary.
PortAventura, Europa-Park and The Nest among winners of 27th annual TEA Thea Awards
The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has revealed the winners of its 2020 Thea Awards.
Industry icons Mats Wedin, Tony Baxter and Greg Hale inducted into IAAPA Hall of Fame
Three visitor attraction industry veterans – Tony Baxter, Greg Hale and Mats Wedin – have been inducted into the IAAPA Hall of Fame, regarded as the highest and most prestigious honour in the industry.
Perth's AU$400m Boola Bardip museum opens to the public
Western Australia's new $400m WA Museum Boola Bardip, in the heart of Perth's Cultural Centre, has officially opened after four years of construction.
New alliance looks to create themed visitor attractions across Europe
Three specialist companies have joined forces to create new development opportunities for themed attractions in Europe.
+ More news   
 
COMPANY PROFILES
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
ProSlide Technology, Inc.

A former national ski team racer, ProSlide® CEO Rick Hunter’s goal has been to integrate the smoot [more...]
WhiteWater

WhiteWater was born in 1980 to create places where families unite and make joyful lasting memories [more...]
Clip 'n Climb

Clip ‘n Climb currently offers facility owners and investors more than 40 colourful and unique Cha [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Triotech and Benoit Cornet’s Bold Move to collaborate on breakthrough innovative media-based attractions
Triotech has announced a breakthrough alliance with Benoit Cornet and Bold Move to bring a new collaborative approach to the design of media-based attractions – with an emphasis on adding value for operators. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Animalive - Introducing AnimaChat!
Introducing AnimaChat, one operator can live-stream into multiple venues. Find out more...
More videos:
Experience the experience – Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

09 Dec 2020

Czech Health 2021 trends webinar

Online (Zoom), United Kingdom
12-14 Jan 2021

EAG International

ExCel London Exhibition Centre, London,
+ More diary  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2020

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS