MA calls on ACE to back council museums

The Museums Association (MA) has called on the government and Arts Council England to do more to protect local authority run museums.

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Public art grows on back of housing boom

New survey shows uneven regional picture

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Kramer to lead ENO

Daniel Kramer, the American-born multi-disciplinary performance director, is the new artistic director of English National Opera.

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Go-ahead for Globe of the North

A £19m Shakespeare playhouse for Merseyside has been given planning permission and should become operational in 2019.

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Art Fund Prize: 'Bedlam' shortlisted for £100,000

 

The Museum of the Mind at Bethlem Royal Hospital, West Wickham – which gave the English language the word ‘bedlam’ - is one of four short-listed for the £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year Award.

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Arts jobs up, says ONS

The number of jobs in the arts has increased by 4% in the past year, according to the Office of National Statistics.

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James Runcie for BBC arts post

James Runcie, son of the former Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie, has been appointed to one of the top BBC arts posts.

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Charterhouse to reveal secrets after 660 years

The Charterhouse, originally a 14th century monastery built on a Black Death plague pit in Clerkenwell, London, and later the house where Elizabeth I called her first Privy Council meeting and James I stayed before his coronation, is to be opened to the public for the first time in its history.

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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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