Museums and Institutions

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.

Frieze Masters

Galleries announced for sixth Frieze Masters

23 June 2017

Frieze Masters returns to Regent’s Park, London, this autumn with more than 130 exhibitors showing a selection of art covering 6000 years.

Felix Dennis Oz Archive

Archive of the ‘enfant terrible’ of the underground press bought by the V&A

17 June 2017

The Victoria & Albert Museum has bought the archive of revolutionary magazine Oz and its maverick founder and co-editor Felix Dennis (1947-2014).


Fitzwilliam Museum secures rediscovered Gérôme painting from dealer Daniel Katz

16 June 2017

A recently rediscovered Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904) painting has been bought by the Fitzwilliam Museum from dealer Daniel Katz.


Getty museum gets go-ahead to export £24.5m Parmigianino painting after no UK buyer found

15 June 2017

The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles will be able to take a Parmigianino oil painting to the US after no UK buyer could be found to match the £24.5m price tag.


Charles Saumarez Smith: Seeing the bigger picture

30 May 2017

Dr Charles Saumarez Smith explains how and why the Royal Academy will help promote the London art market this summer.

Boston art heist reward doubled

30 May 2017

A Boston museum has doubled its reward to $10m to find artworks stolen 25 years ago. This sum will be offered until December.


Reward doubled for return of artworks from the largest art heist in history

26 May 2017

An American museum has doubled its reward to $10m to find artworks stolen 25 years ago.

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Hokusai The Great Wave at auction and on show at the British Museum

23 May 2017

It’s already one of the most famous images in the world, and thanks to a British Museum exhibition opening this week ‘The Great Wave’ is set to thrill an even wider audience.


Brian Sewell archive finds new home at Paul Mellon Centre

09 May 2017

A British art education charity has snapped up the archive of critic Brian Sewell.

Grinling Gibbons panel

York’s Fairfax House seeks funds to buy Grinling Gibbons panel from Leeds dealer

08 May 2017

Fairfax House in York is trying to raise £300,000 to purchase a panel by the celebrated woodcarver Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721) from dealer Tomasso Brothers.


Boston museum settles Nazi dispute

08 May 2017

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has settled a long-running dispute with the estate of a Jewish collector whose house contents was sold by the Graupe Auction House in Berlin in 1937.


Newcastle gallery wins acquisitions prize at London Original Print Fair

05 May 2017

The Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, has been awarded £8000 to add to its print collection.


Large porcelain collection amassed by Wedgwood descendant returns to Leith Hill Place

29 April 2017

More than 140 pieces of Wedgwood go on display today in a Surrey Hills stately home.

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Victoria and Albert Museum to launch huge new photography centre

06 April 2017

Photograph research and study will be boosted by the expansion of the Victoria and Albert Museum's vast collection of historic and contemporary images.


A 3-D van Gogh fit for the people

05 April 2017

Technology has replicated the Dutch master’s work in a move the artist might have welcomed.


Fettercairn Jewel returns to Scotland

05 April 2017

Enforcing its Scottish significance, a Renaissance gold pendant known as the Fettercairn Jewel has been bought by the National Museums Scotland.