Three of five museums in Kirklees, Yorkshire, are set to close after the local authority approved funding cuts.
Arts Council England is to increase its grant budget by £37m a year for the period 2018-22, with £622m of lottery and grant in aid combined, as it switches emphasis from London to the regions.
Kate Brindley is to leave the Arnolfini at Bristol where she has been chief executive for three years to take on a new post at Chatsworth House.
Conservators at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery believe they have taken a major step towards solving the mystery of a lost painting by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte.
“Hull has always had a unique cultural voice and in 2017 it will roar” declared the year’s director, Martin Green, beneath a sign saying “Everyone back to ours in 2017”.
The Tate has acquired Joan Carlile’s Portrait of an Unknown Lady, painted in the 1650s and the earliest work in its collection by a woman.
Half of board members to be women by 2020
City wants new arts auditorium
Hull, the UK’s City of Culture for 2017, has almost doubled its funding target of £18m, with £32m secured a week before the year-long programme is announced.
Edward Landseer's portrayal of Sir John Franklin's ship HMS Terror, lost in the search for the North-West Passage in 1848 and discovered only this month beneath the Arctic waters, is to go on display at the Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London.