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Lost Burns portrait goes home – for the time being

03 February 2014

A lost portrait of Robert Burns by Alexander Nasmyth – thought to be the only one taken from life left in private hands – is to go on loan for display in the poet’s final home in Dumfries.

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18th century Meissen revived via 21st century technology

28 January 2014

The cutting-edge technology of 3D printing is being used to restore a spectacular Meissen table fountain that is to go on public display for the first time in 150 years when the V&A’s new ‘Europe 1600-1800’ galleries open in late 2014.

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New book sheds light on the corporate art world

06 January 2014

The usually private world of corporate art collections from around the world will be opened up for the first time thanks to a new book which has taken five years to compile.


The art of staff

29 July 2013

This week sees Sotheby’s staging their annual exhibition of work by the company’s employees, showcasing the artistic talents of over 60 members of staff.

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International bidders compete for pearls and coloured stones

07 May 2013

A single pearl-drop earring worn by Charles I at his execution in 1649, a maharaja’s coat richly embroidered with pearls c.1870, and a necklace of cultured pearls given to Marilyn Monroe by Joe DiMaggio in 1954 – all part of an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum this autumn.

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Shoreham aerojumble returns after six-year break

04 April 2013

“If you were looking for Spitfire parts then you would be most likely to find them here,” says aviation historian Andy Saunders about the annual aerojumble he organises at Shoreham Airport.


Putting camera collecting in the picture

22 February 2013

From the first unwieldy wet-plate models of the 19th century to the dawn of digital technology, the changing face of cameras can make for a fascinating collection.


Katz aims to boost underrated artist

30 November 2012

‘Peculiar’ and ‘eerie’ seem the best words to describe the works of Algernon Newton (1880-1968).


Modern slipware has its moment as Cardew stars at Cotswolds show

23 November 2012

John Edgeler and Roger Little are slipware evangelists. The pair are devoted to extolling the virtues of 20th century slipware by Michael Cardew (1901-82) and his peers at Winchcombe pottery.


Dealers stage joint clock show

29 October 2012

This Shibyama decorated ivory timepiece is a highlight of Derek Roberts Antiques’ and Patric Capon Fine Antique Clocks’ joint exhibition of carriage and other travelling clocks from October 29 to November 3 at 25 Shipbourne Road in Tonbridge, Kent.


From Picasso’s muse to artist in her own right

15 October 2012

Once she was Picasso’s muse, now she is capping her own career of more than 25 years as an artist with a three-week exhibition at The Fosse Gallery in Stow-on-the-Wold.


Spero's exhibition lifts the lid on English porcelain

05 October 2012

The latest catalogue for Kensington ceramics dealer Simon Spero’s next exhibition has just landed on ATG’s Editorial desk.


Harrison’s time has come again in York

01 October 2012

The technological breakthrough of a clock which could keep accurate time to within one second every month was an unheard-of feat in 1727.


The Scream to go on public display in NY

28 September 2012

The most expensive artwork ever sold at auction is to go on display to the public for six months at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.


Dealer offers Byron’s own copy of Frankenstein

07 September 2012

London book dealer Peter Harrington is to offer for sale Lord Byron’s first edition presentation copy of ‘Frankenstein’ (1818), given to him and inscribed in her own hand by Mary Shelley.


First show for Lear works

28 August 2012

EXHIBITION: The bicentenary of the birth of Edward Lear will see works from private collections go on display for the first time during an exhibition at the Ashmolean.


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.


First show in Europe for Beasley’s bronzes

19 July 2012

EXHIBITION: Bruce Beasley at Pangolin London


Masters of their craft present masters of art

12 June 2012

The dreaded experience of the inexperienced gallery-goer: having mustered the courage to ring the buzzer on the door, you’re greeted by a deathly silence as you nervously look at the works under the hawk-like gaze of a dealer. No prices and you’re too scared to ask. This is exactly the kind of image that the organisers of Master Paintings Week and Master Drawings London are trying to combat.

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Contours of the soul

22 May 2012

Exhibition: Angela Palmer at Waterhouse & Dodd