The move will benefit the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds and help further support culture in the city.
By bringing both operations together (Royal Armouries and RAI) it will enable the museum to consolidate its position as one of the leading cultural and business tourism attractions in the North.
The Royal Armouries houses the Littlecote Collection, the most important surviving armoury of the English Civil War.
We something Christmas be more than Many private armouries furnished with relics of the English Civil War existed in Britain, but they were dispersed until the only major example left intact was the Popham armoury at Littlecote House.
Independent non-fiction publisher Unicorn Publishing Group (UPG) revealed on Tuesday that it has entered into a global sales and distribution agreement with the Royal Armouries for all the museum's titles about arms and armour.
The Royal Armouries is the UK's national museum of arms and armour, with a collection assembled over many centuries at the Tower of London.
But a huge reduction in piracy has fuelled fears security firms will go bust, leaving unregulated armouries
at risk from terrorists and black-marketeers.
Over the next two years, $135 million will be invested in projects involving repairs to roofs, siding, plumbing, and heating and ventilation system at armouries
Thanks to a unique collaboration between the Royal Armouries
and the prestigious private collection of Louisvillian Owsley Brown Frazier, the Frazier Historical Arms Museum tells the remarkable history of America and the British Isles, from 1066 to the early 1900s, through state-of-the-art audio visuals and multi-media displays, dramatic lifestyle tableaus, costumed interpreters and a priceless collection of arms, armor and related historical artifacts.
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The Royal Armouries
displays over 8,500 objects over five themed galleries.
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Lt Gen Jonathon Riley, whose ancestors hail from the tiny area of Riley, Kirkburton, takes up his new post with the Armouries
in June when he leaves the army following a distinguished career, which included commanding the British forces in Iraq.
The Rev Paul Wilcock, director of student services and a military historian, is part of a group of university professors now working in partnership with the Royal Armouries
A weekend of song and dance - and fighting from the Royal Armouries
- is promised at the first annual Shepley Spring Festival.