TAITMAIL Beware governments bearing gifts

By Patrick Kelly 

“Sustainability” is one of those yawn-inducing words that has suffered through overuse, especially in those tick box council reports that have become a too regular feature of local government.

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Opening up a lesser known jewel

Simon Tait on the remarkable Cleveland Museum of Art and the lessons it has for our museums and galleries

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REMIX and the ‘collision economy’

The “collision economy” is the name the organisers of the REMIX Summit give to the fastest growing business sector in Britain, worth £100bn a year to the UK: the creative industries.

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THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

The Beatles, May 19, 1967, by John Downing

Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image

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AI PROFILE Making art work for artists

Patrick McCrae, founder and CEO of Artiq

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TAITMAIL The arts plea, and the real reason Nicky Morgan is back in the frame

Despite the feeble acknowledgement of the importance of culture in the Tory manifesto and the no more encouraging Queen’s Speech yesterday, Boris Johnson is clearly taking the arts seriously. Almost his first act since the general election has been to appoint a culture secretary.

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Dickens, the man who reinvented Christmas

Contrary to popular thought, Charles Dickens didn’t invent Christmas with A Christmas Carol, writes Simon Tait.

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TAITMAIL After 251 years welcome, Madam President

The Royal Academy has elected its first ever woman president. She is the 64-year-old painter and printmaker Rebecca Salter. Does it matter?

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THE WORD Manifesto dreams

Today’s the day, and one wonders what Nicky Hirst will make of it all. Why Nicky Hirst – because she is the official artist for the UK general election, writes Patrick Kelly.

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The face of Chloé who is shifting the art story

Marine Tanguy, a young French-born entrepreneur who dropped out of university twice, is quietly and energetically switching the balance of the market in favour of artists.

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AI PROFILE Painter of the RA’s renaissance

Christopher Le Brun, president of the Royal Academy

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THE ART OF PHOTOJOURNALISM Image of the month

Big Foot, Small Chick, Sherwood Zoo, April 4, 1974, by Ian Tyas

Alan Sparrow introduces this month’s image

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