Tate acquires its earliest painting by a woman

The Tate has acquired Joan Carlile’s Portrait of an Unknown Lady, painted in the 1650s and the earliest work in its collection by a woman.

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Scottish arts companies sign gender pledge

Half of board members to be women by 2020

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Sunderland bid for ACE cash

City wants new arts auditorium

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Hull doubles culture city funding target

Hull, the UK’s City of Culture for 2017, has almost doubled its funding target of £18m, with £32m secured a week before the year-long programme is announced.

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Franklin's lost ship shows up in exhibition

Edward Landseer's portrayal of Sir John Franklin's ship HMS Terror, lost in the search for the North-West Passage in 1848 and discovered only this month beneath the Arctic waters, is to go on display at the Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London.

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Serota takes over as ACE chair

Steps down from Tate after 28 years

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Corbyn pledges to reverse arts cuts

A future Labour government would reverse funding cuts to the arts since 2010 and boost arts funding for primary schools, Jeremy Corbyn has promised.

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Export bar on Victoria’s coronet

An export stop has been put on Queen Victoria’s coronet, valued at £5m plus £1m VAT.

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Perth launches 2021 bid

Perth has become the latest city to officially launch its bid to be a UK City of Culture 2021

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‘Worrying’ drop in arts A level entries

Campaigners blame impact of Ebacc

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