An Italian Anglofile philanthopist who believes charities have to step in to prevent a catastrophic loss of access to culture for the socially disadvantaged has launched a new award scheme to help fill the gap caused by funding cuts by governments around the world.
The loan programme that helps museums around the country borrow objects and works of art from national collections is open for bids for next year.
Protestors against the BP sponsorship of the National Portrait Gallery’s annual portrait award prevented guests from entering the main entrance at the gallery last night, forcing them to clamber over a railing to get in.
On the eve of its annual BP Portrait Awards, the National Portrait Gallery has been told to cut connections with the oil company by one of this year’s judges, the artist Gary Hume.
…to arts and heritage names in the Birthday Honours List
Local Stratford-upon-Avon residents are being asked for their visions of their town’s future in a public art project, I See the Future,.
Designer will brand restored Shrewsbury heritage building
Paddy Rodgers, former CEO of the Euronav shipping company, one of the biggest in the world, is to be the new director of Royal Museums Greenwich, having had no previous experience in museums management.
Sir Michael Dixon has announced that he is to retire as director of the Natural History Museum after 15 years.
Meet Ai-Da, the world’s first realistic humanoid robot artist, who opens her first solo exhibition on June 12.