Museums and Institutions

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Fitzwilliam needs £3.9m to secure Poussin

28 August 2012

The Art Fund has launched a campaign to save a painting by Nicolas Poussin for the nation.

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Manet portrait will stay at Ashmolean

28 August 2012

Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum has announced that it had succeeded in an eight-month campaign to save Edouard Manet’s ‘Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus’ for the nation.

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William Morris masterpieces on show after gallery revamp

13 August 2012

Many objects can go on show for the first time now that the William Morris Gallery has reopened after a £5m revamp.

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V&A expansion plan approved

16 July 2012

The Victoria and Albert Museum has been given planning permission to create a new purpose-built underground gallery, courtyard area and entrance.

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Porcelain museum unveils new image at NEC fair

19 June 2012

Worcester Porcelain Museum will be launching a new look by unveiling items never seen before at the 'Antiques for Everyone' fair in July.

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Second Burges brooch makes appearance

14 June 2012

Antiques Roadshow and Midlands auction house Gildings have conspired again to find a second William Burges brooch.

Tate discovers it’s not so grim Up North where Lowry is involved

21 May 2012

It appears that Tate Britain have changed their tune on L.S. Lowry.

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Tate acquire major photography collection

21 May 2012

The Tate are to acquire a major photographic collection depicting images of London, which will go on display in a dedicated exhibition, entitled ‘Another London’, at Tate Britain at the end of July.

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Charges made in two museum theft cases

08 May 2012

Two suspects have been charged in connection with the theft of 18 Chinese hardstone carvings worth millions of pounds from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge on April 13.

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Fitzwilliam loses jades worth millions in raid

23 April 2012

CHINESE hardstone carvings worth millions have been stolen from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

Collecting conference at the Ashmolean in June

12 March 2012

THE vital part trade has played in the history of collecting is the theme of a two-day conference at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford on June 15 and 16.

Government must step in over Wedgwood crisis say family

16 January 2012

SPEEDY government intervention is essential to save the Wedgwood Museum’s collection, descendants of Josiah Wedgwood say.

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Louvre acquires tureens made for George III

16 January 2012

SOTHEBY’S Paris have announced that they have negotiated a private treaty sale to the Louvre for an undisclosed sum of a pair of silver tureens, covers, liners and stands by the French goldsmith Robert-Joseph Auguste.

Hope for Wedgwood Museum after white knight’s rescue plan

04 January 2012

A WHITE knight has stepped forward with an offer to rescue the Wedgwood Museum collection after a High Court judgment ruled it should be sold off to pay pension scheme creditors.

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National Gallery approves new Leonardo discovery

18 July 2011

THE National Gallery has confirmed that a previously unattributed painting spotted by an American dealer will feature in its forthcoming Leonardo da Vinci exhibition as an original work by the artist.

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Christie’s broker sale of Ottoman tankard to V&A

26 April 2011

IN a private sale negotiated by Christie’s, the Victoria and Albert Museum has acquired this remarkable 16th century tankard made for the Ottoman court.

Portable Antiquities Scheme funding cut 15%

29 November 2010

FUNDING for the Portable Antiquities Scheme is to be cut by 15 per cent in real terms over the next four years, with the biggest impact likely to be on staff costs.

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Asian Art in London award winners

15 November 2010

The Antiques Trade Gazette Awards for the two outstanding works of art on sale during Asian Art in London were presented at the crowded Gala Party held at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Reunited after 200 years

20 September 2010

THANKS to a clever bit of detective work by one of its curators, the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle has been able to reunite a porcelain cup and saucer that have separated for over 200 years.

Wedgwood Museum under threat after £134m pension shortfall

09 August 2010

AN extraordinary legal loophole threatens to decimate the unique collection of the award-winning Wedgwood Museum in Stoke-on-Trent.

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