Dickens ‘lost portrait’ saved

A portrait of Charles Dickens as a young man has been saved from export.

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No-Deal Brexit threatens UK agency’s Europe role

The UK cultural development agency ArtReach has won a €1.3m grant to deliver a Europe-wide arts project – on condition there is no No-Deal Brexit.

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Cancer forces Sarah Connolly to cancel Prom

Dame Sarah Connolly, the mezzo-soprano, has had to withdraw from a Proms performance and a forthcoming ENO production because of recently diagnosed cancer.

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Tates declare ‘climate emergency’

The directors of the four Tate galleries - Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Late Liverpool and Tate St Ives - have declared a climate emergency.

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Who are we?

Through 130 works of art, Hull’s Ferens Art Gallery will try to pin down the British character at a time when national identity is proving to be elusive.

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British Museum trustee resigns

A trustee has resigned from the British Museum board over the institution’s “immovability on issues of critical concern”.

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Kerry Bishop leaves Frieze for ICA

Kerry Bishop, chief operating officer at Frieze since 2013, is leaving to become managing director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

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Vicky Cheetham to be Tate’s new COO

Victoria Cheetham, executive director of the Southbank Centre, is to be Tate’s new chief operating officer.

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V&A to defy Iran sanctions with exhibition

The Victoria & Albert Museum is to mount a major exhibition  about Iran’s art and design, in the face of a growing crisis between Britain, the US and Iran.

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Royal Exchange picks joint artistic directors

Roy Alexander Weise and Bryony Shanahan are to be the joint artistic directors and CEOs of the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.

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