Written on Friday, 19 July 2019
A portrait of Charles Dickens as a young man has been saved from export.
The UK cultural development agency ArtReach has won a €1.3m grant to deliver a Europe-wide arts project – on condition there is no No-Deal Brexit.
At this existential moment for us as a nation, there’s an interesting exhibition opening in Hull soon that tries to pin down who we are.
Written on Thursday, 18 July 2019
Dame Sarah Connolly, the mezzo-soprano, has had to withdraw from a Proms performance and a forthcoming ENO production because of recently diagnosed cancer.
Written on Wednesday, 17 July 2019
The directors of the four Tate galleries - Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Late Liverpool and Tate St Ives - have declared a climate emergency.
Through 130 works of art, Hull’s Ferens Art Gallery will try to pin down the British character at a time when national identity is proving to be elusive.
Written on Tuesday, 16 July 2019
A trustee has resigned from the British Museum board over the institution’s “immovability on issues of critical concern”.
Kerry Bishop, chief operating officer at Frieze since 2013, is leaving to become managing director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts.
Written on Friday, 12 July 2019
Victoria Cheetham, executive director of the Southbank Centre, is to be Tate’s new chief operating officer.
Written on Wednesday, 10 July 2019
The Victoria & Albert Museum is to mount a major exhibition about Iran’s art and design, in the face of a growing crisis between Britain, the US and Iran.
Written on Tuesday, 09 July 2019
Roy Alexander Weise and Bryony Shanahan are to be the joint artistic directors and CEOs of the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
The British Museum’s director is backing BP as a sponsor amid growing pressure on arts institutions to distance themselves from the oil company.
Written on Monday, 08 July 2019
One of the most popular aquarium displays at the Horniman Museum in South-East London is the moon jellyfish, common in the waters around Britiain.
Written on Friday, 05 July 2019
A new toolkit aims to remove socio-economic barriers to jobs in the arts sector that are causing a class crisis.
Written on Thursday, 04 July 2019
The Jerwood Gallery, opened in 2012 and purpose-built on the historic waterfront Stade at Hastings to hold the Jerwood Foundation’s collection of British Art, reopens tomorrow (July 6) as Hastings Contemporary.
St Fagans, Wales’s national museum of history near Cardiff, last won the £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year award.
Written on Wednesday, 03 July 2019
The cost of transplanting the Museum of London from London Wall to a converted meat market at Farringdon has leaped to £332m, £80m more than had previously been projected.
Edith Piaf in White Dress, Paris, 1950, by Marilyn Stafford
Work has begun on the cultural centre in the former Olympic Park at Stratford, East London.
Written on Wednesday, 26 June 2019
New artistic director appointed after two year gap
The actor Russell Tovey, most recently seen in the BBC drama serial Years and Years, is to be the guest curator for the Margate NOW festival.
Written on Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Arts Council England has published its draft strategy for the next decade, with defining “arts and culture” top of the list of priorities.
Written on Monday, 24 June 2019
AI looks at what's coming up around the country – this week, the arts in Cardiff
Written on Friday, 21 June 2019
Oscar winner Sir Mark Rylance has resigned as an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company over the company’s BP sponsorship.