Designed by David Chipperfield Architects and costing £56m, the Royal Academy’s newly renovated Burlington Gardens site opens to the public today. Fisun Güner finds that even the toilets are elegant and sculptural.
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In Brief: News briefing featuring national and international stories including: National Museums Liverpool announce new director; plans to increase German arts funding by 23%; The Munch Museum makes 7,600 drawings freely available online.
One of Scotland’s key commercial galleries for contemporary art marks its 20th year with a new home in a former Glasite Meeting House in the city. Jessica Ramm reports.
Southampton’s John Hansard Gallery has a new home in a brand new building in the city’s ‘Cultural Quarter’ and its first major show is a Gerhard Richter retrospective that draws extensively from the Artist Rooms collection. Fisun Güner is impressed by the art, ambition, and some of the architecture.
In Brief: News briefing with national and international stories, including petition calls for Anna Coliva to be reinstated as director of Italian museum; new court of arbitration for art to launch; National Portrait Gallery receives £5m for new public wing; Paris mayor offers refuge for heritage at risk.
Five museums have been shortlisted for this year’s Art Fund Museum of the Year prize with the winning museum set to receive £100,000 in prize money.
The new director of MIMA will join the gallery from Sheffield’s Site Gallery where she is currently artistic director.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: archive of Black Panther Party photographer Stephen Shames enters Briscoe Center Collection; artists take legal action against Artist Pension Trust; Edinburgh Art Festival announces partner programme; Arts Council of Wales to deepen links between NHS and arts.
Save Hertfordshire’s Public Art Collection states that it has until the end of March to stop Hertfordshire Council selling or disposing of 91% of the county’s public art collection – more than 1650 artworks.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Sonia Boyce speaks out about Hylas and the Nymphs controversy ahead of Manchester Art Gallery retrospective; Nesta recommends arts organisations should create a ‘culture of digital experimentation’; London-based arts and textile tutor named ‘world’s best teacher’.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: loss of EU arts funding would hit pro-Brexit regions hardest; French court annuls conviction of electrician in possession of stolen Picasso works; Radio DJ Lauren Laverne questions BAE’s sponsorship of the Great Exhibition of the North.
The former director of Southend-on-Sea’s Focal Point Gallery takes up his new role in Eastbourne at a difficult time for the gallery, as local council cuts mean a 50% reduction in funding over the next four years. Judith Alder finds him relishing the challenges ahead, and with a focus on opportunities for the gallery to play a more central role in the life of the East Sussex town.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Paul Hamlyn Foundation awards five-year core funding to two arts development organisations, Edinburgh City Council to reopen museums seven days a week and Creative Scotland’s Open Project Fund awards £830,000 to support cultural activity across Scotland.
News briefing with national and international stories, including: Charlie Schaffer becomes first artist to win the Lynn Painter-Stainers Brian Botting Prize twice, Santiago Sierra criticises decision to remove his work from Arco art fair in Madrid, and lecturers at UK art colleges join university lecturers strike over pension plans.
Why Collect?, commissioned by Art Fund and the Wolfson Foundation and written by the historian Sir David Cannadine, calls for more financial support from central government for the UK’s museums and art galleries.
Kettle’s Yard gallery is reopening after two years with an £11 million extension by Jamie Fobert Architects which has created two large galleries, an education and research wing and a café, while leaving Jim Ede’s former home unaltered. Fisun Güner reports from Cambridge.
Taking its inspiration from the 1940s’ School Prints project featuring works by artists such as Picasso and Henry Moore, prints by Martin Creed, Jeremy Deller, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten, Haroon Mirza and Rose Wylie will be sold to fund learning programme that will help children engage with art.
A selection of the best exhibitions over the festive period, including shows in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Gateshead and Edinburgh.
Research designed to offer an authoritative overview of the state of curatorship and foundation for planning future role support within UK the museum and gallery sector.
Recent graduates from 16 higher education institutions in the South East region will be exhibiting in five partner galleries with the winner of the 2017 award to be announced later in the year.
The current director of Bergen Kunsthall in Norway will replace Jenni Lomax who has been at the helm of the organisation for 27 years.
The new £750,000 funding and training programme from the Garfield Weston Foundation and Art Fund will help regional and smaller local authority museums to exhibit works from the UK’s national museums and galleries.
Artists Alex Hartley and Tom James have created a geodesic dome constructed from reclaimed materials and situated it in the Capability Brown-designed gardens of Compton Verney, a Georgian mansion and gallery in rural Warwickshire. Anneka French finds out about their plans for the future.
engage has announced the 2017 edition of Children’s Art Week, a campaign to encourage and support children’s creativity.
For the first in a new roving, monthly series of art scene snapshots from across the UK, artist Damian Magee introduces his home city of Belfast and picks five current exhibitions that capture the social, political, and cultural interests of artists in Northern Ireland’s largest city.