www.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / SUMMER 2010 23ARTS NEWSThe Cultural LeadershipProgramme has created the firstever list of the top 50 emergingwomen in culture, entitled Womento Watch. "If we want the UK to havedynamic creative and culturalindustries and compete globally,we must take this issue seriouslyand create an environment withthe sector that encourages andrecognises the work of emergingwomen leaders," commentedDavid Kershaw, the programme'sChairman. The list includes leaders inmusic, theatre, dance, museumsand in administrations such as theArts Council, and was chosen bya panel chaired by BBC Radio 4presenter Jenni Murray. "There are plenty of verytalented women in the arts, buttoo many who aren't making it tothe top," Murray said. "I'm notmuch of a fan of positivediscrimination, but I do approve ofpositive action and I think thatincludes helping women with theright support."To see the full list go towww.culturalleadership.org.uk/w2wlistTop:BBC Radio 4's JenniMurray -getting behind'positive action'Now CulturedWomen areones to WatchCutty Sark to be restoredfor Olympics.Cutty Sark, the 1869 tea clipper ravaged by fire in May 2007 in itsGreenwich dry dock while it was already under restoration, is to be fullyrestored in time for the 2012 Olympics, thanks to a government grant of£3m. The total cost, originally put at £25m before the fire, has risen to£46m, with £25m being pledged by the Heritage Lottery Fund.Maldwin Drummond, interim Chairman of the Cutty Sark Trust whichowns the ship, said: "As custodians of the ship, my trustees and I arehugely moved by the enormous generosity displayed by so many toensure that this ship is preserved for future generations."Images: © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. as Greenwich uncoversroyal pastIn further news, a new £6m visitorcentre, Discover Greenwich, hasopened just as it was announcedthe borough was to get royalstatus in 2012, the Queen'sDiamond Jubilee year, and itreveals royal connections goingback to Saxon times. Butarchaeology in recent years hasrevealed greater detail about theTudor presence here - Henry VIII,Mary I and Elizabeth I were allborn in the palace built by HenryVII, and Edward VI died there.For the first time, there is arecreation of the chapel (seemodel right) unearthed byarchaeologists in 2005, with floortiles and decorations from theceiling giving vital clues to how the chapel looked. William and Marybegan the conversion of the site to become the Greenwich Hospital fornavy pensioners, designed by Christopher Wren. Later it became theRoyal Naval College and is now in the care of the Greenwich Foundation.Galleries line upfor £100,000museum prizeEleven museum and gallerieshave been nominated for thisyear's £100,000 Art Fund Prize.Led by broadcaster KirstyYoung, the judges have chosenthe institutions showing themost originality, imaginationand excellence. They are: TheAshmolean (pictured), Oxford,for its redevelopment; Blists HillVictorian Town, IronbridgeGorge Museum Trust, after a£12m expansion; The GreatNorth Museum, Newcastle;Hampton Court Palace, for itsHeads and Hearts programme;Herbert Art Gallery andMuseum, Coventry, afterredevelopment; Leach Pottery,St Ives, rescued, restored andonce again the world's mostinfluential pottery studio; TheNational Army Museum,London, for Conflicts ofInterest; The Natural HistoryMuseum, London, for theDarwin Centre; The RoyalInstitution of Great Britain, forScience in the Making; TheTowner, Eastbourne, a localauthority gallery reborn as anew public art space; and TheUlster Museum, Belfast, after athree-year redevelopment thathas reshaped its character. Thepublic can vote for their favouritelong-listed institution atwww.artfundprize.org.uk. Thewinner is announced on 30 June.
24NADFAS REVIEW / SUMMER 2010Edinburgh is a city that's easy totackle on foot. You can transferfrom the New Town to the OldTown, or from Princes Street to theMeadows, without feeling the need tohail a cab. Take a brisk walk from thetop of the Castle Esplanade to thebottom of the cobbled Royal Mile andyou'll find at least a dozen buildings ofarchitectural or historic merit. On the latter route, one suchplace is the Signet Library, set backfrom the cobbled courtyard outsideGreyfriars Kirk. Architect Robert Reid(1774-1856) designed this Georgianbuilding, with its interior by WilliamStark (1770-1814). Robert Pirrie, chiefexecutive of the WS Society, explains:By royalappointmentHandsome, stately and bristling withhistory, Edinburgh is the venue for the2011 NADFAS AGM. As preparationsget underway, Gaby Soutarof The Scotsmanhighlights some of hercity's -and its surrounds' -culturalattractions. And, on the following pages,readers can find details of the excitingitinerary of events and visits beingplanned by hosts Scotland & NI Areafor delegates at next year's gatheringNADFAS AGM SCOTLAND 2011"It's home to one of the oldestprofessional bodies in the world, theSociety of Writers to Her Majesty'sSignet (also known as the WS Society),whose origins go back to the 15thcentury and are part of Scotland'sdistinctive legal system." Its imposingupper library, which King George IVdescribed, on his visit to Edinburgh in1822, as "the finest drawing room inEurope", features Corinthian domes anda mural of Apollo and the Muses bypainter Thomas Stothard (1755-1834).The impact of King George IV's visitcan also be viewed across town, atArchers' Hall, which was designed byAlexander Laing (d.1823) and built in1777 for the Royal Company of