Three shortlisted for 2017 portrait prize

Benjamin Sullivan’s portrayal of his wife breastfeeding their child, Breech, is one of three pictures shortlisted by the National Portrait Gallery for this year’s £30,000 BP Portrait Award.

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Charities’ scheme to spread national collections

The Art Fund and Garfield Weston Foundation have launched a new scheme to allow regional museums to borrow works of art from the national collections.

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Answer to UK’s post-Brexit future: creative industries

The government needs to rethink its approach to business to allow the creative industries to take a lead in the post-Brexit economy, the Creative Industries Federation has told trade secretary Greg Clark.

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NPG acquires Tracey’s ‘death mask’

The National Portrait Gallery has bought Tracey Emin’s Death Mask – with financial help from the artist herself.

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Arts & Crafts treasure house reopens

Britain’s best preserved Arts & Crafts home reopens next week after an 18 month restoration.

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Grand Tour scheme worth £32m to Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Research shows nearly 2m visitors over two years

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Vulcan Works Leather craft centre to get go-ahead

Plans to create a Northampton crafts centre dedicated to leatherwork are expected to get the go ahead from councillors next week.

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RIBA North opens on Merseyside in June

The Royal Institute of British Architects is to open its second national centre on Liverpool’s waterfront on June 17.

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GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE The loan arrangers: Two years into the Arts Impact Fund

Loans, rather than grants could be the way forward for some arts organisations seeking to expand. Fran Sanderson of Nesta looks at a pilot project – the Arts Impact Fund

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DEA BIRKETT Out of our class

The classroom is
not the first place of learning, and it’s time the importance of informal education was acknowledged, says Dea Birkett

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