Tate is to acquire four paintings by the Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960) depicting the working conditions of women in the north.
New regulations to ‘protect museums’
Filloux-Bennett moves from Lowry
English National Opera is offering free seats for under-18s English National Opera in a bid, says its CEO, to break down cost barriers for young audiences.
The small gold pendant, found by a metal detectorist near Winfarthing in Norfolk four years ago, has been voted 2018’s most popular acquisition for public collections aided by the Art Fund.
Hanna Streeter, who was inspired to pursue a theatre career by the Orange Tree’s Shakespeare in Schools project, is to be the Richmond theatre’s new executive director.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced the capital’s first Creative Enterprise Zones, funded to support artists, small creative enterprises and local people.
The Africa Centre’s transplant from Covent Garden to Southwark has received a major boost with a £1.6m grant from the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund, while the Black Cultural Archive has been saved from possible closure by a government grant of £200,000.
The new director of Compton Verney Art Gallery in Warwickshire is to be Julie Finch, currently the Cheltenham Trust’s CEO.
Campaigners are calling on Thanet District Council to halt its plans to sell Margate Museum, with more than 100 people have signed a petition to keep the heritage building, once a police station, in public hands.