Cultural figures recognised in New Year Honours List

By Culture24 Staff | 08 January 2010
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David Barrie, the Director who presided over the purchase of more than 400,000 works during 17 years in charge of the leading UK art charity, The Art Fund, has been rewarded for his endeavour by becoming one of dozens of cultural figures recognised in the New Year’s Honours list.

Barrie (above) stepped down from his position in May 2009, having overseen nearly £55 million in funding grants. He can now insist his old friends address him as a CBE.

He joins an illustrious cast including National Theatre head Nicholas Hytner, Victoria and Albert Museum Director Mark Jones and Starship Enterprise star Patrick Stewart (all Knighted).

Controversial painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling, best known for creating London's A Conversation With Oscar Wilde bronze, also won a CBE, as did Barbican Centre Artistic Director Graham Sheffield.

FULL LIST:

Knighthoods

Nicholas Hytner
Director, National Theatre. For services to Drama

Mark Jones
Director, Victoria and Albert Museum. For services to the Arts

Dr Ralph Kohn Frs
For services to Science, Music and to Charity

Patrick Stewart
Actor. For services to Drama

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBEs)

David Barrie
Lately Director, The Art Fund. For services to the Visual Arts

Rodney Cousens
Chief Executive Officer, Codemasters. For services to the Computer Games Industry

Graham Devlin
For services to the Arts

Peter Donohoe
Pianist. For services to Classical Music

Winston Fletcher
Lately Chairman, Advertising. Standards Board of Finance. For services to the Creative Industries

Helen Fraser
Lately Managing Director, Penguin UK. For services to the Publishing Industry

Lucian Grainge
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Universal Music Group International. For services to the Music Industry

Maggi Hambling
Painter and Sculptor. For services to Art

Penny Johnson
Director, Government Art Collection, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Phyllida Lloyd
Theatre Director (Mamma Mia). For services to Drama

James Loughran
Conductor. For services to Classical Music

Tessa Ross
Controller of Film and Drama, Channel 4. For services to Broadcasting

Alastair Salvesen
For services to the Arts and to Charity in Scotland

Graham Sheffield
Artistic Director, Barbican Centre, London. For services to the Arts

Anthony Simonds-Gooding
Chairman, D&AD. For services to the Creative Industries

Ms Margaret Tyzack
Actress. For services to Drama

Craig Armstrong
For services to Music

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBEs)

Michael Barlow
For services to Intellectual Property Law

Hillary Bauer
Head, International and Cultural Property Unit, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Anthea Bell
For services to Literature and to Literary Translations

Lola Madeleine, Countess of Bessborough
For services to the Visual Arts

John Craig
Chairman, British Record Industry Trust. For services to Music and to Charity

Catherine Graham Harrison
For services to Heritage

Gareth Hoskins
For services to Architecture

Paul Jackson
Former Head of ELSPA For services to the Computer Games Industry

Marc Jaffrey
Ran Music Manifesto, For services to Music Education

Stephen Jones Milliner
For services to the Fashion Industry

Ronald King-Smith
Author. For services to Children's Literature

Deirdre Kinloch Anderson
Director, Kinloch Anderson. For services to the Textile Industry

Michelle Mone
Founder and Owner, Ultimo MJM International. For services to the Lingerie Industry

Braham Murray
Artistic Director, Royal Exchange, Manchester. For services to Drama

David Nixon
Artistic Director, Northern Ballet Theatre. For services to Dance

Peter Phillipson
Chairman, Merlin Entertainments Group. For services to the Leisure Industry

Rachel Portman
Film Composer. For services to Music

Ms Menna Richards
Director, BBC Wales. For services to Broadcasting

Eric Spicer
For services to the Telecommunications Industry

Jeremy Taylor
For services to Young People and to Musical Theatre

Amanda Wakeley
Designer. For services to the Fashion Industry

Mark Wilkinson
For services to the Furniture Industry and to Charity

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBEs)

Foluke Akinlose
Founder and Editor, Precious Online. For services to the Creative Industries

Angela Alessendre
Founder, Alessendre Special Needs Dance School and the Larondina Dance Company

Luella Bartley
Designer. For services to the Fashion Industry

Rosa Branson
Painter. For services to Art and to Charity

David Buchanan
For voluntary service to the Environment and to Heritage in Northern Ireland

Dr Susan Carver
Senior Programme Manager, Arts and Humanities Research Council. For services to the Research Councils

Harry Chambers
For services to Poetry

Ms Lauren Child
Author and Illustrator. For services to Literature

Professor Timothy Claypole
Director, Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, Swansea University. For services to Graphic Arts Research

Oliver Collyer
Co Founder, Sports Interactive. For services to Computer Games Industry

Paul Collyer
Co Founder, Sports Interactive. For services to the Computer Game Industry

Jennifer Doolan
Harpist. For services to Music

Deirdre Figueiredo
Director of Craftspace. For services to the Visual Arts in the West Midlands

Pino Frumiento
Singer and Songwriter, Heart n Soul. For services to Disability Arts

Alan Godfrey
Publisher of Historic Ordnance Survey Maps. For services to Heritage

Sheila Gow
For services to Regional Journalism

Terence Harris
For services to Music

Elizabeth Heeley
For voluntary service to Somerset Rural Life Museum

Christopher Hilton
Lately General Manager, Odeon Leicester Square Cinema. For services to the Film Industry

Peter Ingram
For services to Paper Making Industrial Heritage

Imtaz Khaliq
Designer and Master Tailor. For services to the Fashion Industry

Ian Loe
Wildlife Stamp Designer. For services to Art

Ivan McMichael
For services to Journalism in Northern Ireland

Dr Noel Meeke
For voluntary service to Herefordshire Waterworks Museum

Maurice Murphy
Trumpeter. For services to Music

Sheila O'Neill
For services to Music in Ackworth, West Yorkshire

Anthony Rumsey
Collections Manager, National Monuments Record. For services to Photography

Janet Stoyel
For services to the Textile Industry

James Taylor
Music Director, City of Glasgow Chorus. For services to Music

Christopher Williams
Director, Heart n Soul. For services to Disability Arts

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