Secrets of Leonardo’s Virgin

The latest imaging technology has revealed details of previous attempts before Leonardo finalised his composition of one of the National Gallery’s most popular paintings, The Virgin of the Rocks.

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Auntie's year of a good read…

The BBC is committing airtime across all its media to literature for a year, with partnerships with libraries and reading groups across the country.

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Strike planned at Science Museum

Ballot on industrial action at Museum of London too

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Call for London slavery museum

A call for a London slavery museum by the Fabian Society has been supported by London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan.

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NMS’s Rintoul to stand down

The director of National Museums Scotland, Gordon Rintoul, is to stand down after 18 transforming years in the job.

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Major boost for Cromwell Museum

Huntingdon’s Cromwell Museum is to get a £160,000 revamp.

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Fears over future of Merthyr’s Redhouse

Artists accuse managers of ‘running venue down’

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£10m bid to save late Turner

An export stop has been put on one of J M W Turner’s most famous watercolours, The Dark Rigi.

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Barbican artistic director stands down

Louise Jeffreys, artistic director of the Barbican Centre since 2010, has announced that she is to leave at the end of this year.

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Gentle art to dispel violent myths

A tent town is growing today on a farm in Hampshire, big enough to accommodate the 35,000 people and more who will come from 100 different countries for this weekend. Many are coming to learn the arts of handwriting.

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