Mona Lisa the Instagram hit

Leonardo’s Mona Lisa is by far the most popular work of art on Instagram, according to research by the printer supplier Cartridge Save.

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Will Gompertz leaves BBC for Barbican

The BBC’s arts editor Will Gompertz is to leave to become director of arts and learning at the Barbican Centre.

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£1.8m for social prescribing projects

£1.8m is to be distributed to 37 organisations for social prescribing projects, cross-discipline programmes devised to tackle loneliness, improve well-being and help the recovery from Covid-19.

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V&A drops redundancy plans

The Victoria and Albert Museum has put on hold plans for redundancies thanks to the extension of the government’s furlough scheme to September 2021.

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95% of theatres worse off because of Covid – but most survive

Despite 95% of theatres being worse off since the first lockdown a year ago and one in four freelancers going out of business, the industry remains “resilient and adaptable” according to a report out today.

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Reopening - with a cut-out celebrity audience

The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury has commissioned an artist to create its own celebrity audience in preparation for a socially-distanced reopening in June.

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Probe into race inequality in art teaching launched

A research commission to examine the inequality of art teaching for black, Asian and minority ethnic pupils and its effect on the creative sector has been launched today.

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Refugees’ Lampedusa Cross to tour

The moving Lampedusa Cross, created out of the remains of a refugee boat wrecked in 2013 and acquired by the British Museum, is to go on tour for the first time.

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Art joins fashion in new campaign for museums

Fashion designer Katharine Hamnett has joined forces with the Contemporary Art Society (CAS) today to launch a new crowdfunding campaign supporting museums.

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Rescue fund - only half handed out, says NAO

Barely half of the government’s allocated grants from the Culture Recovery Fund has been handed out, according to the National Audit Office.

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