Sculptures join Art UK online archive

Art UK, the charity set up to record forgotten art held in public collections but now available on its website, has today added the first of 150,000 sculptures to its archive.

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New fund for Wales music lessons

£1m grant scheme will involve public and private fundraising

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National given Cranach masterpiece

This painting of 1529 by the German Renaissance master Lucas Cranach the Elder goes on display at the National Gallery today (Feb 20).

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MAYK revamps board

Writer Shukla joins theatre festival company

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Czech refugee’s theatre history images join V&A

This image from the National Theatres 1992 production of J B Priestley’s An Inspector Calls is part of the archive of Czech-born photographer Ivan Kyncl, which has been acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum’s theatre and performance collection.

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£10m gift secures RA Schools’ future

The Royal Academy Schools, the oldest art school in the country, has secured its future thanks to a gift of £10m from the heir of Tetra Pak millionaire Hans Rausing, Hans Kristian Rausing, and his wife.

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RA picks Axel Rűger as new CEO

Axel Rűger, director of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum, is to succeed Sir Charles Saumarez Smith as secretary and chief executive of the Royal Academy.

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Fatoş Üstek next Liverpool Biennial director

The new director of the Liverpool Biennial is to be the Turkish-born curator and writer Fatoş Üstek.

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Arts ‘treading water’ on diversity

An Arts Council England report published today shows that its National Portfolio Organisation clients are not progressing enough with implementing diversity.

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Darwin ‘Origin’ page may be sold abroad

A temporary export bar has been placed on a handwritten page from Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species.

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