The women who dared to be artists

As the Royal Academy celebrates its 250thbirthday having elected more women to its ranks in the last decade than ever before, the Abbot Hall Gallery in Cumbria highlights the struggle female artists had in getting recognition in a male-dominated discipline.

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Museum of Liverpool reopens entrance after 7 years

The Museum of Liverpool has finally completed repairs to its steps and terraces, seven years after it first opened.

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Scots back Burns tourism study

The Scottish government is backing a study into the economic impact of the poet Robert Burns.

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A pause on the trail…

An all-female art collective has been commissioned to mark the 25thanniversary of the 33-mile Irwell Sculpture Trail in Lancashire.

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The Week In Pictures 18th May

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Scouse lass home to head Liverpool museums

Merseyside-born Laura Pye, currently head of culture for Bristol City Council, is to be the next director of National Museums Liverpool, succeeding David Fleming.

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Theatre companies launch new consortium

Five theatre companies have launched a consortium to develop theatre for younger audiences.

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Dalí’s Mae West Lips settle at V&A

The definitive Salvador Dalí Surrealist piece Mae West Lips sofa has been acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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The party started here…

A unique image referencing the start of the British party system has been acquired by Tate Britain through the acceptance in lieu scheme. 

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Design Museum is best in Europe

London’s Design Museum, opened in November 1016, is the European Museum of the Year.

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