John Glen given new government arts brief

John Glen, the Conservative MP for Salisbury and South Wilitshire, has been given the new role of ayliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism in the post-election reshuffle.

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Breast feeding mum wins husband portrait prize

This portrayal of his wife feeding their eight month old daughter has won Suffolk painter Benjamin Sullivan the BP Portrait 2017 prize, the 28th winner.

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UK’s sculpture to go online

Art UK has launched a £3.8m three year programme to put about 170,000 sculptures in the national collection on line.

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Fears over tax relief plans

Museums Association concerned that tax plan could be dropped by minority government

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York museums win landmark ruling

Rates bills for historic museums could be cut

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Birthday honours in the arts

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Lottery boost for NPG’s £35.5m transformation

The National Portrait Gallery has been awarded £9.4 million of lottery money for its biggest development project since the opening of its Ondaatje Wing in 2000. 

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Nadia Fall to lead Stratford East

Nadia Fall, one of Britain’s most influential young directors, has been appointed artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, succeeding Kerry Michael at the end of this year.

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Bradley, Hancock, back at DCMS

Karen Bradley has been reappointed culture secretary, and Matthew Hancock return ]s to the role of culture minister, in the post-election government reshuffle.

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Lan to leave Young Vic

David Lan is to stand down as artistic director of the Young Vic after 17 years, the most successful period in its 48 year history.

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