“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.
Steps down from Tate after 28 years
A future Labour government would reverse funding cuts to the arts since 2010 and boost arts funding for primary schools, Jeremy Corbyn has promised.
An export stop has been put on Queen Victoria’s coronet, valued at £5m plus £1m VAT.
Perth has become the latest city to officially launch its bid to be a UK City of Culture 2021