Written on Monday, 22 October 2018
Shell, the Anglo-Dutch oil company, has ceased its sponsorship of the National Gallery after 12 years.
Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate, has today released a sonnet commemorating the centenary of Armistice Day, 11thNovember 1918.
Following a career in the United States as a corporate lawyer and a management consultant, Tonya Nelson has recently become director of museums and cultural programmes at University College London
Written on Friday, 19 October 2018
Reader Mike Wheeler responds to a recent TaitMail
The Time to Listen report on cultural provision in schools was launched at the House of Lords this week by the Royal Shakespeare Company and Tate, and it raises alarm bells on arts provision in schools. In a special feature, drama critic Michael Coveney sums up its message
By Patrick Kelly
In recent years the European Capital of Culture award seems to have gone to cities that most Brits would find hard to place. It’s as if the EU was playing a Continental version of the game where you have to name the more obscure London Underground stations.
Written on Wednesday, 17 October 2018
The Theatres Trust annual conference this week heard that partnerships with local authorities are providing successful community theatre projects in the face of austerity. Simon Tait reports
Mayor backs improvements to city centre locations
Written on Tuesday, 16 October 2018
More than £550m is needed in the next five years to upgrade our theatres, or a third may be forced to close, according to new Theatres Trust research.
Written on Monday, 15 October 2018
Survey suggests EU nationals may leave after Brexit
Clare O’Brien, director of Chiswick House, is to be the Mall Galleries’ new chief executive.
Written on Friday, 12 October 2018
Research for Art UK shows that bringing young and black and multi-ethnic (BAME) people to art is a daunting task, against competition from social media.
David Jubb is to leave Battersea Arts Centre after 14 years as artistic director and CEO.
Written on Thursday, 11 October 2018
Thomas Paine and his seminal work The Rights of Man are in the spotlight at Lewes in Sussex this weekend, and particularly at the White Hart Hotel.
The history of photography with some of the most iconic images ever taken as well as the earliest equipment are at heart of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new Photographic Centre.
A major, though-provoking sculpture by Turner nominee Christine Borland to mark the end of the First World War was unveiled at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow today.
Written on Tuesday, 09 October 2018
Visitor numbers up but opening hours under threat
Museum consortium outbid by hedge fund