Export block on £9.5m key Millais

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.

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New Affordable Art Fair UK boss

Elizabeth Dellert, exhibition services manager at Frieze Masters since 2015, is the new UK director of the Affordable Art Fair.

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Media magnate chairs British Council

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.

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Secrets of Leonardo’s Virgin

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.

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Auntie's year of a good read…

The BBC is committing airtime across all its media to literature for a year, with partnerships with libraries and reading groups across the country.

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Strike planned at Science Museum

Ballot on industrial action at Museum of London too

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Call for London slavery museum

A call for a London slavery museum by the Fabian Society has been supported by London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan.

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NMS’s Rintoul to stand down

The director of National Museums Scotland, Gordon Rintoul, is to stand down after 18 transforming years in the job.

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Major boost for Cromwell Museum

Huntingdon’s Cromwell Museum is to get a £160,000 revamp.

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Fears over future of Merthyr’s Redhouse

Artists accuse managers of ‘running venue down’

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