Archived Press Releases
Logging On: Culture, Participation and the Web
Today DEMOS launched its report Logging On: Culture, Participation and the Web. This provides a positive overview of lessons learned from the Culture Online programme and looks at how web technology can increase public participation in culture.
[May 24, 2007]
ProjectsETC - the information-sharing site for people creating digital projects - will be taken over by Creative & Cultural Skills (CC Skills) when Culture Online closes at the end of March 2007.
[March 14, 2007]
Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Director of the Autism Research Centre (ARC) at Cambridge University and David Lammy, Culture Minister, today launch a novel animation DVD to help young children with autism.
[January 9, 2007]
Two of our projects claimed the limelight at the British Interactive Media Awards. Film Street won best kids site and SoundJunction won the education and training category. Congratulations to our project partners.
[November 29, 2006]
Winnie-the-Pooh, Sergeant Pepper, Doctor Who and the Stiff Upper Lip make it onto the Icons list, as does the red telephone box and roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.
[November 10, 2006]
A new site to help people create great online resources launches today. ProjectsETC aims to encourage information-sharing between institutions and focuses on the overlapping areas of education, technology and culture.
[November 1, 2006]
Culture Online's exploring music site has picked up three awards in just three days. Congratulations to lead partner, the ABRSM and the new media producers, Atticmedia.
[October 5, 2006]
Fictional and legendary figures, Sherlock Holmes and Robin Hood are being honoured as Icons of England, rubbing shoulders with the English Bobby, The Archers and the Monty Python team in a new line-up voted for by the public.
[August 1, 2006]
SoundJunction - the new composing and music learning website - has scooped the coveted music category prize at the New Media Age (NMA) Effectiveness Awards 2006.
[June 5, 2006]
Top musicians and music lovers from across the spectrum are joining forces to find the best musical talent in the country. Hip hop guru, Rodney P and Colin Emmanuel (aka C Swing) join composers Errollyn Wallen and David Horne, to seek out Britain's emerging musical artistes.
[May 10, 2006]
When the controversial mini-skirt hit the streets of London in 1966, no one could have predicted it would be declared a national treasure 40 years later. Hold on to your hems, the status of the mini-skirt has now been confirmed.
[April 28, 2006]
Leading lights from children’s TV and film welcomed the launch of a new website for very young filmmakers at the Film Street launch event at the Curzon Mayfair in London (27 April).
[April 27, 2006]
Children are being offered the chance to fire questions at Charles Dickens in Headline History's first hot seat chat session.
[April 27, 2006]
An innovative new service that uses mobile phones and aims to revitalise the museum and gallery experience has won praise from teachers and pupils.
[March 31, 2006]
Every Object Tells A Story, the innovative, interactive project that invites people to tell stories about objects that they treasure, has launched the first video podcast by a UK museum.
[February 23, 2006]
Stagework, a Culture Online project with the National Theatre, has been named winner of the BETT Award in the English Key Stage 3 and 4 category
[January 12, 2006]
A new interactive project that aims to get the nation talking about the icons of England launches today (9 January).
[January 9, 2006]
Culture Online has teamed up with some of the nation's top cultural institutions in a bid to provide free web resources for schools.
[December 8, 2005]
A charity record has stormed the top twenty singles charts, following a Culture Online project designed to provide a voice to people with long-term and terminal illness.
[November 15, 2005]
Top musicians, teachers, and students have contributed to SoundJunction, a pioneering new website that gives young people the opportunity to explore, discover and create music.
[October 19, 2005]
A resurgence of interest in traditional games has been supported by the launch of a new project, Playground Fun, funded by Culture Online.
[July 14, 2005]
This summer a host of major talent from the worlds of music and film come together in a new project funded by Culture Online, part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
[June 29, 2005]
13-year-olds design new Hansard Society political website for young people Whitgift School in Croydon has beaten off competition from 92 other schools to win first prize in the nationwide Web Design Challenge for 11- to 14-year-olds, organised by the Hansard...
[June 29, 2005]
Estelle Morris, Arts Minister, today confirmed that Culture Online will receive an additional £3million to spend on interactive projects in 2005-2006. In addition to commissioning new projects, Culture Online's team of technical and creative specialists will offer consultancy support...
[March 3, 2005]
What's the real story behind the South Asian plants that have transformed British life? Plant Cultures aims to find out what curry leaf, henna, indigo, marigold and tea mean to us. The BBC's Konnie Huq and Bend It Like...
[February 15, 2005]
Projects commissioned by Culture Online have picked up four nominations in three categories of the BAFTA Interactive Awards. Jonathan Drori, director of Culture Online, comments: "We're over the moon with the BAFTA nominations for Stagework, Headline History and ArtisanCam....
[December 7, 2004]