Whittingdale under fire over NPG intervention

Culture secretary John Whittingdale is under fire over his intervention in the appointment of trustees to the National Portrait Gallery.

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Turner for £20 note

J M W Turner’s Self Portrait of 1799 from the Tate is to feature on the new £20 banknote. The National Gallery’s Fighting Temeraire will also be used on the new note.

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NPG acquires unseen Freud

A recently discovered self-portrait by Lucian Freud, who died in 2011, has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery, in lieu of tax.

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Oligarch’s gift brings V&A opening near

The Victoria & Albert Museum’s £49.5m Exhibition Road development has ben brought closer to opening by a major gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation, created by the Russian oligarch Leonard Blavatnik reputed to be Britain’s richest man, that will see the new entrance hall and building given their name.

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Arts Theatre loses fight

The Arts Theatre in Lolndon’s West End which has been offering fringe drama on its 320-seat stage since 1927 has lost the battle to survive. 

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BAC plans post-blaze future

Barely a year after fire gutted the Battersea Arts Centre, artistic director David Jubb today announced plans for expanding the arts centre’s activities, including a new courtyard theatre and a commissioning programme.

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Barbican chief enters Brexit debate

 

Sir Nicholas Kenyon, managing director of the Barbican Centre, has waded into the Europe debate claiming that leaving Europe could damage London as a global cultural centre.

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Pay dispute resolved at Scottish Museums

But Wales threat of dismissal over weekend working row

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Arts organisations share £1m investment

Arts Impact Fund announces three loans

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National’s ‘Red Box’ closes

The National Theatre’s Temporary Theatre, the wooden red box auditorium erected in the theatre’s forecourt in 2013, is to close on May 4.

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