Written on Friday, 16 August 2019
The export of a painting by John Everett Millais has been halted to allow a UK buyer to raise £9.5m to keep it in the UK on public display.
Elizabeth Dellert, exhibition services manager at Frieze Masters since 2015, is the new UK director of the Affordable Art Fair.
In his Edinburgh Fringe mime show, The Letter, Paolo Nani was trying to open a bottle and pour a glass of wine from it without using his arms.
Written on Wednesday, 14 August 2019
The advertising and media entrepreneur Stevie Spring has been appointed chair of the British Council by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, it was announced today. She succeeds Christopher Rodrigues.
The latest imaging technology has revealed details of previous attempts before Leonardo finalised his composition of one of the National Gallery’s most popular paintings, The Virgin of the Rocks.
The BBC is committing airtime across all its media to literature for a year, with partnerships with libraries and reading groups across the country.
Written on Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Ballot on industrial action at Museum of London too
Written on Monday, 12 August 2019
A call for a London slavery museum by the Fabian Society has been supported by London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan.
The director of National Museums Scotland, Gordon Rintoul, is to stand down after 18 transforming years in the job.
By Patrick Kelly
As newly elected local councils get down to work, arts organisations find themselves having to negotiate a new set of relationships with freshly mandated politicians, many of whom will display utter ignorance of the value of arts to their communities.
Written on Tuesday, 06 August 2019
Written on Monday, 05 August 2019
Artists accuse managers of ‘running venue down’
Written on Friday, 02 August 2019
An export stop has been put on one of J M W Turner’s most famous watercolours, The Dark Rigi.
Louise Jeffreys, artistic director of the Barbican Centre since 2010, has announced that she is to leave at the end of this year.
There are those in the malevolent social atmosphere we have built around us who would be suspicious of something called Black Womxn in Theatre.
Written on Thursday, 01 August 2019
More by luck than judgement: Diana, Princess of Wales, Cornwall, May 12th, 1993, by Richard Lappas
Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image
AI Profile: Laura Sillars, director, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
A tent town is growing today on a farm in Hampshire, big enough to accommodate the 35,000 people and more who will come from 100 different countries for this weekend. Many are coming to learn the arts of handwriting.
Written on Wednesday, 31 July 2019
This image is a moment of history, a salute to the achievements of black women in British theatre. “It’s our celebration, putting a ribbon around it” says Stella Kanu.
Written on Tuesday, 30 July 2019
The Stables, the Milton Keynes music venue built by Johnny Dankworth and Cleo Laine and opened in 2000, is appealing to the local planning authority to refuse permission to a new development that could destroy it.
Bradford is the latest entrant to the competition to be UK City of Culture in 2025.
The discovery of the coffins of four Archbishops of Canterbury in its precincts means a museum will have to increase its redevelopment funding target by £300,000.
Written on Monday, 29 July 2019
One of L S Lowry’s best known works, Going To Work, is being shown for the first time in Manchester, where it will be a permanent resident.
Written on Friday, 26 July 2019
This week a review, , She Said More,, looked beyond statistics to show how women in the arts are regarded, and how this has changed. It was compiled by Dr Cath Sleeman who, with Eliza Easton, explains the methods and what was found