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London Gallery Weekend announces new partnership and expanded curator bursary fund

19 March 2024

More than 130 galleries will participate in the fourth edition of the event

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University of Leeds to hold conference on the history of furniture

19 March 2024

Organisers behind the planned 'What is Furniture History?’ conference are calling on the antiques sector to contribute papers or presentations on this theme.

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Etna charger erupts at Clarice Cliff auction

18 March 2024

Last sold in 1994, a well-known Newport Pottery promotional piece brings £18,500 in Stourbridge.

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Charles Darwin presentation copy of On the Origin of Species is among five lots to watch

18 March 2024

With estimates from £800, here are five previews of items coming up at auction this week.

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Top stories this week including calls for new rules on ‘cold cast bronzes’

17 March 2024

The most viewed stories on this website over the last week included news of calls for tighter rules to distinguish so-called ‘cold cast bronzes' from genuine metal alloy sculptures.

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Sarah Biffin self-portrait acquired by Museum of Somerset from dealer Philip Mould

16 March 2024

A self-portrait by Sarah Biffin (c.1784-1850) bought by the Museum of Somerset has recently gone on display.

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‘A testament to elegance’: Bach manuscript goes to Bodleian in lieu of inheritance tax

15 March 2024

A rare autograph manuscript by composer Johann Sebastian Bach has been acquired by the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries.