CINEMA Going to the pictures, again

For 50 years the Cinema Theatre Association has been keeping a watchful eye on the UK’s dwindling stock of classic picture houses, and the vigil is as strong as ever, as the CTA’s Richard Gray told AI

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GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE Arts vs Accountancy

Can commerce in uence the culture projects it sponsors? Professor Anette Mikes of the University of Lausanne found an object lesson
in plans to turn Charlie Chaplin’s Swiss home into a museum

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THE WORD Creative sparks

For 35 years a glittering presence in the cultural calendar was the Arts & Business Awards, presided over by COLIN TWEEDY, then chief executive of Arts & Business, the government-sponsored brokering agency between business and the creative sector.

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DEA BIRKETT The wagging finger writes

Museums can be fun, says Kids in Museums director Dea Birkett, as long as you do as you’re told

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AI PROFILE Telling the oldest story

Abigail Morris, chief executive, The Jewish Museum

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SPONSORSHIP Due progress of the law

A City-based global law firm, Clyde & Co, is pioneering a scheme to sponsor young artists as they graduate. Its trustees revealed it to AI

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INTERNATIONAL Nation shall speak art unto nation

Counterpoint Arts is in the middle of an experiment at Tate Modern in which arts are engaging the public on migration. Simon Tait reports

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PATRICK KELLY'S BACK PAGE AI's pick of what's coming

A collection of iconic news photographs goes on display in a major new exhibition at the Bath & North East Somerset Council-run Victoria Art Gallery.

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SIMON TAIT'S DIARY Trump's bust

This Epstein bust of Winston Churchill has reappeared in the White House, and although it has been popping in and out of the Oval Office over the last 15 years or so, it actually belongs to us.

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PASSING BY Art is good for… anything?

Antony Thorncroft wonders if art really is a cure-all for our social ills

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MY STORY Fair trade

The annual Affordable Art Fair was begun by Will Ramsay in Battersea Park in 1999. It’s back from March 9-12, with new features and works of art available from £100

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MUSEUMS Waking to Woking

The award winning Lightbox is a rare success story among local museums, and later this year it celebrates its 10th anniversary. AI talks to its director, Marilyn Scott, about the funding crisis and how she is dealing with it – with a surprising solution

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