BP protestors bar NPG awards guests

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.

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‘Sack BP’ portrait judge Hume tells NPG

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.

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Congratulations…

…to arts and heritage names in the Birthday Honours List

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Shakespeare’s future home

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,.

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Wayne Hemingway involved in new Flaxmill plan

Designer will brand restored Shrewsbury heritage building

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Ex-shipping chief to run Greenwich museums

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.

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Dixon to stand down at NHM

Sir Michael Dixon has announced that he is to retire as director of the Natural History Museum after 15 years.

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Drawn from the life: the world’s first robot artist

Meet Ai-Da, the world’s first realistic humanoid robot artist, who opens her first solo exhibition on June 12.

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Russell Group puts arts on equal footing

Top universities scrap "preferred" subjects list

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Ex-Tesco boss backs Liverpool arts school

Former Tesco chief Sir Terry Leahy has invested in Liverpool’s performing arts school the Liverpool Media Academy, LMA.

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