Tate acquires Sylvia Pankhurst paintings

Tate is to acquire four paintings by the Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960) depicting the working conditions of women in the north.

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Government plans tougher art export rules

New regulations to ‘protect museums’

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New CEO at Lawrence Batley Theatre

Filloux-Bennett moves from Lowry

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ENO gives free tickets to under-18s

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.

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Anglo-Saxon jewel is Britain’s favourite

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.

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Former child fan to run Orange Tree

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.

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London’s culture zones named

London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced the capital’s first Creative Enterprise Zones, funded to support artists, small creative enterprises and local people.

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Africa Centre’s £1.6m boost

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.

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Julie Finch to run Compton Verney

The new director of Compton Verney Art Gallery in Warwickshire is to be Julie Finch, currently the Cheltenham Trust’s CEO.

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Thanet council plans museum handover

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.

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