Written on Friday, 17 August 2018
A portrait of the poet Dylan Thomas by his friend and drinking companion Augustus John has been bought by the National Portrait Gallery – to be reunited in Wales with that of his wife.
National museums seem to have entered an existential hiatus with the Science Museum director Ian Blatchford saying other institutions should be lending stuff to regional museums, and the museum directors themselves - presumably including Blatchford – in a huddle about why their visitor numbers are plummeting.
Written on Wednesday, 15 August 2018
The last pieces of the “fatberg”, the monstrous agglomeration of sewer waste found by Thames Eater workers under Whitechapel in East London, have become part of the Museum of London’s permanent collection – in quarantine.
Written on Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Stephen Langridge, a champion of contemporary opera, is the new artistic director of the temple of traditional opera, Glyndebourne.
Written on Thursday, 09 August 2018
This is the memorial stone for Charlotte Dymond, aged 18 when she was murdered in I844, and a humble waymark in the nation’s story.
Written on Monday, 06 August 2018
Spanish flu, which killed between 50-100m worldwide in 1918-19 is to be the subject of a nine-month exhibition at the Florence Nightingale Museum in London.
Written on Saturday, 04 August 2018
New figures show rural areas worst affected
Major revamp will see new museum centre in Yardley
The Witham in Barnard Castle needs £30,000
Written on Thursday, 02 August 2018
Fringe Society on lookout for new HQ
Museums in West Yorkshire have contributed more than £34m to the regional economy, according to a new report.
West Sussex Record Office and Outside In have been awarded a grant from the Wellcome Trust of £46,023 to preserve an archive which offers a rare insight into the use of art therapy as a mental health treatment between 1951 and 1971. Laura Miles talked to the artist Rachel Johnson, co-ordinator of the project which will see artists with mental health histories help to make the archive accessible
Written on Wednesday, 01 August 2018
A new report from the Incorporated Society of Musicians shows that players are already being hit by the effects of Brexit, and calls for protection when Britain finally leaves the EU.
Written on Monday, 30 July 2018
Amy Dolan will be only the second tour co-ordinator for Dance Consortium since it was set up 18 years ago by a group of 19 large-scale UK theatres to serve their audiences with contemporary dance
New public sculptures are being created for Liverpool by the children of Knotty Ash Primary School in collaboration with the conceptual artist Ryan Gander.
Written on Saturday, 28 July 2018
Charles Saumarez Smith, secretary and chief executive of the Royal Academy since 2007, is to step down having brought the institution through its biggest development since it moved to Piccadilly in 1868, 100 years after its foundation.
Written on Friday, 27 July 2018
This week a House of Lords report called on the government to write the present rules on employing international creative talent in the UK into the Brexit bid, but they are complicated. Here, Anne Morris, MD of the immigration solicitors DavidsonMorris, explains how they work
Written on Thursday, 26 July 2018
Museums consortium in bid to buy recovered items