MY STORY: Diplomacy, diversity, outreach – museums’ modern challenges

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

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Our schools’ missing component arts

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

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Theatre’s local heroes

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

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A life class for the arts

Research says that the arts do not represent the British people, but Create London, set up ten years ago by Hadrian Garrard, aims to change that. He gave Simon Tait a progress report

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THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

London, 1949: Life in the Elephant, by Bert Hardy

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TaitMail Citizen culture

By Patrick Kelly.

In this Brexit buffeted age of austerity, it can be hard for the arts to see much cause for celebration. Money is tight and will get more so, if the noises coming out of the Treasury about further belt tightening to pay for extra support for the NHS are to be believed.

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Art meets the future in York

York’s historic streets play host to a new kind of arts festival. Patrick Kelly reports

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The view of Europe from our Third World window

AI PROFILE    Kate Arthurs, director arts, British Council

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The Living Déda

Derby’s powerhouse of dance is celebrating its 20th anniversary - and it's as lively as ever. Patrick Kelly reports

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MY STORY A Towering talent

Tower Bridge, one the world’s most recognisable landmarks, has appointed 23-year-old Imogen Piper, a design graduate from Goldsmith’s College who works across art forms, as its new artist-in-residence.

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Arts at the heart

A cultural funding scheme for local councils has boosted arts investment in Northern Ireland by £3 million. Patrick Kelly reports.

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Hooray for the V and Tay

Dundee’s Victoria and Albert Museum has been a long time coming. Patrick Kelly reports on the arrival of the ‘V and Tay’

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