The Week In Pictures 18th May

The Week In Pictures 18th May

Scouse lass home to head Liverpool museums

Scouse lass home to head Liverpool museums

Merseyside-born Laura Pye, currently head of culture for Bristol City Council, is to be the next director of National Museums Liverpool, succeeding David Fleming.

Theatre companies launch new consortium

Five theatre companies have launched a consortium to develop theatre for younger audiences.

TAITMAIL    Tessa's touch

TAITMAIL Tessa's touch

Tessa Jowell’s death last weekend came as a shock to many, even though it was not unexpected, and many of her friends and acquaintances have written and spoken publicly about her kindness, her diligence, her generosity and her achievements.

Dalí’s Mae West Lips settle at V&A

Dalí’s Mae West Lips settle at V&A

The definitive Salvador Dalí Surrealist piece Mae West Lips sofa has been acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum.

The party started here…

The party started here…

A unique image referencing the start of the British party system has been acquired by Tate Britain through the acceptance in lieu scheme. 

From Croydon, for Africa

From Croydon, for Africa

AI Profile        For most of his life Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp, the Croydon born son of a veterinary professor and a nurse, didn’t use his Yoruba middle name. Now, as the new director of the Africa Centre, it is who he is: an African in London

Design Museum is best in Europe

Design Museum is best in Europe

London’s Design Museum, opened in November 1016, is the European Museum of the Year.

RA opens £56m ‘golden age’

RA opens £56m ‘golden age’

The Royal Academy is marking its 250thanniversary with the opening of a £56m second building. Simon Tait reports

Wales and Scotland join PRS musicians fund

The PRS Foundation is joining forces with Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh Government to fund talented emerging musicians through development grants.

Musicians defend music in schools

Musicians defend music in schools

Call for free lessons and instruments

Tessa, the unexpected arts champion

Tessa, the unexpected arts champion

Simon Tait on the longest serving culture secretary who brought art to the hearths of Britain

The Week In Pictures

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Kenneth Tharp takes over Africa Centre

Kenneth Tharp takes over Africa Centre

The dancer, choreographer and former chief executive of The Place, Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE, is to take the Africa Centre to the next chapter in its 54-year story as its director.

1980s become listable heritage

1980s become listable heritage

The startling, bright, curvaceous buildings of the post-modern 1970s, 80s and 90s have made it into our heritage, according to the latest listings from Historic England published today.

Southampton shouts out

Southampton shouts out

The John Hansard contemporary art gallery has left its cloistered campus home after 30 years, and opens with Gerhard Richter on Saturday in a new building in Southampton’s city centre. Simon Tait reports

Perry, Emin, Kapoor, Whiteread, Gormley and 100 more demand EBacc u-turn

Perry, Emin, Kapoor, Whiteread, Gormley and 100 more demand EBacc u-turn

The cream of Britain’s artists have demanded a reversal of the exclusion of creative subjects from the secondary school curriculum.

ACE to focus on Isle of Wight

Arts Council England is to make the Isle of Wight a Priority Location.