Museums and Institutions

Photograph

First quarterly London Photograph Fair of 2018 held this weekend

02 March 2018

The next quarterly London Photograph Fair, which takes place this weekend, is a source for thousands of rare and unusual photos.

Fonteyn

From fifties fashion to Churchill: photographs by Elsbeth Juda go up for sale in London

28 February 2018

The Jewish Museum has opened a retrospective of the late British photographer Elsbeth Juda, a Jewish émigré who brought a new modernist artistic vision to Britain from Germany.

Degas

Stolen Degas painting found on a bus near Paris eight years after art theft

26 February 2018

Edgar Degas’ impressionist picture ‘Les Choristes’ (The Chorus Singers) was stolen while it was on loan to The Musée Cantini in Marseille in 2009 from Musee d'Orsay in Paris.

Teapot

The story behind the Met’s epic £460,000 auction battle for ‘America’s first china teapot’

26 February 2018

A hitherto unrecorded teapot attributed to a pioneering North American porcelain factory sold last week for a remarkable £460,000 (plus premium) at Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury.

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New York’s Met Museum wins bidding for early American teapot at Salisbury auction – video

21 February 2018

An early American porcelain teapot sold for £460,000 at a Woolley & Wallis auction in Salisbury this week is now on its way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Book of Hours

Louvre secures funding from 8500 donors to buy £8m Book of Hours once owned by Francis I of France

20 February 2018

The Louvre Museum in Paris has raised more than £8m to buy a jewel-encrusted Book of Hours.

Coin cabinet

Spink-sponsored British Museum exhibition aims to bring numismatics to the public

20 February 2018

The British Museum is to hold an exhibition on money and medals in a tie-up with specialist London coin and stamp auction Spink.

V&A

Museum acquisitions under threat from lack of funding report warns

16 February 2018

Museums in the UK have been selling off their collections and have been unable to buy new works of art due to funding issues, a “deeply depressing” report has revealed.

Chippendale secretaire

Spectacular Leeds show kicks off Thomas Chippendale anniversary events – video tour

14 February 2018

Furniture maker Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) is 300 years old and across this year a series of events is taking place to mark the tercentenary. Here ATG takes a video tour around Leeds City Museum as the first exhibition was being set up to kick off the celebrations.

Beads

Appeal to help find stolen Anglo-Saxon beads and coins following Canterbury theft

13 February 2018

The Canterbury Archaeology Trust is appealing for help to find the 850 Anglo-Saxon glass beads, multiple coins, metal artefacts and bone objects that have been stolen in a series of thefts from a storeroom in Kent.

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Chippendale under 300-year spotlight

12 February 2018

The first of a series of events to mark the tercentenary of Thomas Chippendale’s birth has opened at Leeds City Museum.

Suffragettes

Demand surges for suffragette memorabilia as 100th anniversary of women getting the vote is celebrated

06 February 2018

On the 100th anniversary of The Representation of the People Act 1918, where women over the age of 30 were first given the vote, ATG selects some of the most significant items that have emerged for sale.

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Enter the Welsh dragon

05 February 2018

Dealer, art adviser and former auctioneer Simon Wingett is heading a project to create a new Welsh tourism centre including a sculpture park and gallery.

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Events mark suffragette struggle to gain votes for women

29 January 2018

Author and dealer in memorabilia ready for busy year which is centenary of landmark act that gave women in the UK the vote for the first time

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Museum of London to display signature Suffragette quilt

29 January 2018

Dedicated to those who campaigned for 50 years for the right of women to vote, the Museum of London is currently holding an exhibition of images and objects chosen from the museum’s vast collections of suffragette material.

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2016-17 museum donations rise in boost for inheritance tax scheme

15 January 2018

Donations to museums via inheritance tax schemes grew 22% in the past year, according to the latest Arts Council annual report.

Édouard Manet's 'Chez Tortoni'

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum extends deadline of $10m reward to help recover stolen artworks

13 January 2018

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has extended the deadline of its $10m reward offered for information regarding works stolen in a famous heist at the Boston gallery in 1990.

Waterfall

Waterfall drawing discovered by art critic Brian Sewell saved for the nation by British Museum

04 January 2018

The British Museum has saved for the nation an 18th century drawing by Austrian Romantic artist Joseph Anton Koch (1768-1839) after it was sold at auction from the estate of art critic Brian Sewell.

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Hairy portrait bought by institution

02 January 2018

A 17th century portrait of a woman who suffered from a rare congenital condition resulting in excessive hair growth on the body has been acquired by the Wellcome Collection.

Barbara van Beck

Dealers sell rare portrait of bearded woman to Wellcome Collection

31 December 2017

London dealers Agnews and Rafael Valls have jointly sold a 17th century portrait of a woman who suffered from a rare congenital condition to the Wellcome Collection.

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