Hello Culture24

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).

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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.

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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.

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