Museums and Institutions

Tate Modern London

Tate’s acquisitions valued at £27.4m in this year’s annual report

25 September 2017

More than 1000 works were acquired by the Tate in the last year according to its latest annual report. They ranged from Old Masters to Contemporary art and had a combined value of £27.4m.

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Windows into the life of Henry Holiday – and accountants

25 September 2017

The Institute of Charted Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has acquired a set of four Henry Holiday stained glass windows from Mayfair dealer Sinai & Sons.

Hamilton

Pop art exhibition ushers in new era for refurbished Newcastle art gallery

23 September 2017

The Hatton Gallery at Newcastle University will re-open next month following a 20-month redevelopment.

Iron age torc

Stoke-on-Trent’s Potteries museum welcomes home Wedgwood vase and kicks of fundraising for Iron Age torcs

16 September 2017

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent had a double celebration today when it welcomed home a vase by master potter Josiah Wedgwood and launched a fundraising campaign to buy the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs.

Victoria bust

Government issues export bar for £1.2m Queen Victoria sculpture in hope of finding UK buyer

08 September 2017

A sculpture of Queen Victoria by Alfred Gilbert has been temporarily barred from leaving the country while the government searches for a buyer based in the UK to pay the £1.2m asking price.

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Dealer-founded Folio Society celebrates 70 at Victoria and Albert Museum

04 September 2017

An exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum celebrates the history of the Folio Society, which was founded by dealer Charles Ede 70 years ago.

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From Albert to Victoria with love – a royal jewel saved for the nation

04 September 2017

A sapphire and diamond coronet designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria in 1840 has been ’saved for the nation’ after its purchase for the London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

A Reverie

Donation brings York gallery one step closer to purchase of artwork worth millions

31 August 2017

The York Art Gallery has secured £180,000 towards its fundraising appeal to purchase a key work by local artist Albert Moore (1841-93).

Queen Victoria's coronet

Queen Victoria’s coronet to remain in UK after V&A Museum acquisition

29 August 2017

A sapphire and diamond coronet designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria has been acquired by the V&A Museum. It was previously sold by a London dealer to an overseas buyer but was blocked from export by the government in 2015.

British Museum

British Museum database suffers technical glitch

23 August 2017

The British Museum’s Collection Online database is back up and running after a technical glitch forced it out of action this month.

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Saved for the nation: Bellotto’s northern European view acquired by London’s National Gallery

23 August 2017

A painting by Canaletto’s nephew Bellotto has been saved for the nation after being acquired by the National Gallery in London.

Martin Roth

Tributes paid following the death of former V&A boss Martin Roth

07 August 2017

Martin Roth, the former director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, has died aged 62.

Christopher Wood

Mod Brit art gallery appeals for funds to keep Christopher Wood’s ‘China Dogs’ painting

03 August 2017

Modern British art specialist Pallant House Gallery hopes to raise the final thousands of pounds needed to keep Christopher Wood’s ‘China Dogs in a St Ives Window’ (1926) in its Chichester gallery.

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Getty Museum chooses Old Master drawings for biggest-ever acquisition

24 July 2017

Los Angeles’ J Paul Getty Museum has bought 16 Old Master drawings in its largest-ever purchase by value.

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden bronze dirk

Ancient ‘peat bog’ bronze sword sells to Dutch museum at Christie’s

24 July 2017

A museum in The Netherlands has bought a 3000-year-old ceremonial sword at a Christie’s auction. It had been found around 120 years ago in a peat bog.

Uzbek monument

Stolen Islamic tile discovered in London art gallery will return to Uzbekistan

19 July 2017

An important glazed Islamic calligraphic tile stolen in Uzbekistan is to be returned to the country after it was discovered for sale in a London gallery.

Halliwell screen

Collage bought at auction stars in Islington Museum exhibition to mark anniversary of death of infamous gay couple Orton and Halliwell

15 July 2017

Islington Museum is to show off the Kenneth Halliwell screen collage that it bought at auction as part of a new exhibition to mark two important anniversaries.

Wedgwood vase

Victory for public appeal as Wedgwood’s First Day’s vase returns to Staffordshire

05 July 2017

A long-running appeal to raise nearly half a million pounds to return a Wedgwood’s First Day’s vase to Staffordshire has triumphed.

Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Cup

The Goldsmiths’ Company pledges £10m to fund new museum

04 July 2017

The Goldsmiths’ Company has pledged £10m to help fund the creation of a new home for The Museum of London.

Clockmaker badge

Clockmakers seek help from trade to find lost master badge

01 July 2017

A £500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the recovery of this badge belonging to the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.

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