York Art Gallery, which reopened last year after an £8m make-over, has won the 2016 Family Friendly Museum Award, given to the museum or gallery that has done most to encourage children to visit and make their experience enjoyable.
The Great Exhibition of the North, part of former Chancellor George Osborne’s “Northern Powerhouse” vision, is to be hosted by Newcastle-Gateshead, culture secretary Karen Bradley has decided.
Museums Association fears threat to Wales museums independence
Drama school gets approval for Peckham HQ
Seven museums and galleries to become ‘self-funding’
Three of five museums in Kirklees, Yorkshire, are set to close after the local authority approved funding cuts.
Arts Council England is to increase its grant budget by £37m a year for the period 2018-22, with £622m of lottery and grant in aid combined, as it switches emphasis from London to the regions.
Kate Brindley is to leave the Arnolfini at Bristol where she has been chief executive for three years to take on a new post at Chatsworth House.
Conservators at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery believe they have taken a major step towards solving the mystery of a lost painting by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte.
“Hull has always had a unique cultural voice and in 2017 it will roar” declared the year’s director, Martin Green, beneath a sign saying “Everyone back to ours in 2017”.