The organisation that I run, that publishes the 24 Hour Museum and Show Me websites, has changed its name to Culture24 at a special celebratory event hosted by Secretary of State, James Purnell at the DCMS on November 26th 2007 (read the full story).
Here is me, with James and our chairman John Newbigin.
The new name reflects the fact that we are not just about museums – we’re about arts, heritage, archives and libraries, too. It also marks the beginning of a period of change and improvement that will see our family of websites rebuilt, renamed and relaunched in spring 2008 using a new technical platform called the Integrated Architecture Project (IAP).
The IAP is a joined-up approach to digital strategy, converging a range of developments into a single, coherent offer. The result will be a unified ‘infrastructure’ for creating, managing and sharing information. Once live, the IAP will provide a publishing system that will power a range of partner websites and enable data to be shared simply and quickly.
Our new logo, designed by Victoria Baker from Spinning Top Productions.
For now though, although the organisation’s name changes to Culture24, it’s business as usual for our sites http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk and http://www.show.me.uk, where news, reviews and features continue to go live.