Tate Britain becomes its own Christmas tree

Each year Tate Britain on London’s Millbank invites an artist to create its Christmas tree. This year, Anne Hardy has decorated the museum’s whole facade.

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Agency created to make fantasy real

A new organisation has been created to forge collaboration between the movie industry and social research.

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Maitreyi to head FACT programmes

Maitreyi Maheshwari is the new head of programme at FACT Liverpool.

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Labour’s £1bn arts pledge

Labour has promised a “cultural renaissance” with a £1bn new charter for the arts.

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‘Philanthropy is not just money’ – Hannah Rothschild

A retired estate agent who helped a music academy find a new home – and then gave the organisation £37,500 to help them buy it – has won the individual Achates Philanthropy Prize.

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Titian is Wallace’s first loan in 119-year history

The Wallace Collection is to lend from its international standard collection for the first time in its 119-year history.

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£800k for national loans to local museums

Local and regional museums will be able to borrow treasures from the national collections thanks to a three year grant scheme with £810,000 by the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Art Fund.

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Visual artists and composers share £600k Hamlyn cash

Five composers and five visual artists have won £60,000 reach in the 25th awarding of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Awards for Artists scheme.

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Scottish Portrait Gallery sacks BP

The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS), particularly the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG), is ending the relationship with BP, it was announced today.

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Casely-Hayford to run V&A East

The cultural historian Gus Casely-Hayford is to be the first director of V&A East when it opens in the Queen Elizabeth Olympics Park, Stratford East, in 2023.

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