Going Dutch: Can ‘Three In A Boat’ Win?

Going Dutch: Can 'Three In A Boat' Win?
April 28, 2022

An international competition has shortlisted Hull’s maritime living statues to compete against others from around the world.

Hull City Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund have selected three of the living statues created for Hull Maritime, the £30 million project being funded by Hull City Council and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to compete in the World Living Statues Festival, World Championship on 16 October 2022 in Alkmaar, Netherlands.

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Conservation Of Maritime Paintings Now Complete

Conservation Of Maritime Paintings Now Complete
April 12, 2022

Work to conserve a collection of historic maritime paintings from the Hull Maritime Museum is now complete.

Following a survey of 400 paintings, the 13 selected works of art that depict a variety of maritime themes with important links to the city’s history were sent to the conservation studio of Lincoln University for essential conservation treatment.

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Launch Of Giving Page To Help Protect Hull’s Maritime Past

Launch Of Giving Page To Help Protect Hull’s Maritime Past
December 7, 2021

Supporting Hull’s major regeneration project to preserve the city’s rich maritime heritage has never been easier.

The Hull Maritime Foundation, an independent charity dedicated to supporting the ambitious plans to celebrate 800 years of maritime history, now has a giving page to which supporters of the project can directly make donations.

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Appointment Of New Project Director To Lead Major Heritage Project

Appointment Of New Project Director To Lead Major Heritage Project
October 16, 2021

Hull City Council has appointed Gillian Osgerby as the Project Director to deliver a major transformation and regeneration project in the city.

Gillian will be responsible for delivering the £30.3m Hull Maritime project, funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Hull City Council. It involves the transformation of five key maritime treasures — Arctic Corsair, North End Shipyard, Spurn Lightship, Dock Office Chambers and the Hull Maritime Museum.

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Historic Vessels Set Sail For Restoration

Historic Vessels Set Sail For Restoration
October 1, 2021

The surviving sidewinder deep-water trawler, the Spurn Lightship, and the Arctic Corsair, which was built in Beverley will move to a local shipyard for restoration.

Dunston’s (Ship Repairs) Limited, specialists in restoring and repairing ships with a long and proud tradition spanning over 100 years, have been appointed to restore both the Arctic Corsair and the Spurn Lightship.

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Work Begins On New Home For Maritime Collections

Work Begins On New Home For Maritime Collections
September 24, 2021

Work has begun to transform Dock Office Chambers into a bespoke storage and conservation facility for Hull Maritime Museum’s reserve collection will start later this month.

The transformation is expected to be complete by May 2022 and is part of the Hull Maritime project. This has been funded by Hull City Council and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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£1M Funding Secured For Hull’s Major Regeneration Project

£1M Funding Secured For Hull’s Major Regeneration Project
July 28, 2021

The £30.2m project to transform some of Hull’s maritime treasures has been given a huge boost after passing the £1m fundraising milestone.

The Hull Maritime project and the Hull Maritime Foundation, an independent charity, dedicated to supporting the ambitious plans, have secured £1m in its fundraising efforts to achieve a £2.6m target.

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Hull-Based Events Professionals Stand With Colleagues All Over UK In Red Alert Call To Government

Hull-Based Events Professionals Stand With Colleagues All Over UK In Red Alert Call To Government
August 11, 2020

Today, Tuesday 11 August, the live events industry across the UK will come together in solidarity to host a series of creative action to help save the live events and entertainment sector, which is on the verge of collapsing without financial support from the government.

Hundreds of venues are expected to turn their lights red, along with other creative activities being staged in more than 20 cities across the UK to symbolise the industry going into red alert.

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Artists Commissioned To Celebrate Hull’s Maritime Story

Artists Commissioned To Celebrate Hull’s Maritime Story
June 14, 2020

Leading contemporary artists, Heinrich and Palmer, have created a new and stunning visualisation of one of the most popular objects in the Hull Maritime Museum’s permanent collection.

Lumen Prize-nominated artists behind the ‘Ship of the Gods’ at Hull Minster as part of Absolutely Cultured’s Urban Legends and Northern Lights, Heinrich and Palmer have been commissioned to create new and innovative public artwork to reflect the city’s rich maritime history.

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Evaluation Report Highlights UK City Of Culture Impact

Evaluation Report Highlights UK City Of Culture Impact
November 20, 2019

City and cultural leaders have welcomed the publication of an independent evaluation of Hull’s year in the spotlight as UK City of Culture 2017, which confirms the continuing impact the title has had on the city.

The report, published by the University of Hull, says “the most significant impact of all” was an estimated £676m of new private and public investment that was generated for the city.

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