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The Paris museum has taped over or taken down plaques dedicated to the philanthropist family, an activist group has claimed. The institution's President, Jean-Luc Martinez, said no gallery rooms...
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The ticket reseller is now unable to pay to appear at the top of global search rankings, Google has announced. The decision follows pressure from politicians and industry organisations including UK...
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The CEO of Bristol’s Watershed looks back on how “a jumble of opportunism and serendipity” has helped her avoid silos and find fulfilment throughout her career.
Shannon Palus was an early advocate for trigger warnings. After reviewing some of the recent research, she now says "if you feel you need a trigger warning, maybe what you really need is better medical care".
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The Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre have started giving body cameras to front of house staff as a way to tackle the growing problem of aggressive behaviour from patrons. A trial programme is...
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A House of Commons Committee report into 14-18 NOW highlights major lessons to be learned in time for the UK's next national cultural event - the 2022 Commonwealth Games
Ahdaf Soueif says she raised concerns about BP's sponsorship of the British Museum years ago. Her decision to leave its board was driven by "where it gets its money, how it treats its workers, and who it considers partners".
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The organisers of Livewire Festival say they pulled the plug because of "investor issues", commenting: "This hasn't been a decision we have taken lightly and have explored every...
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Steven Brown Art Limited's gallery and warehouse in Ayr have been closed and its assets, artworks included, will soon be sold. The company became known for the McCoo art brand developed by...
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Co-presidents of the biennale's vetting committee Frédéric Castaing and Michel Maket have quit their posts over the inclusion of two exhibitors who are under criminal investigation for...
Opera companies are being challenged by "a repertoire that is frozen in time and an audience that is continuing to evolve", writes Caitlin Vincent. How can they respect the classics while respecting difference?
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Dutch Justice Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus said a reduction in festivals would help police tackle illegal drug use. The Netherlands has one of the world's largest festival markets, with 19.5...
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The grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund will help the theatre collect and conserve costumes, photographs, posters and scripts amassed over the past 80 years. The collection will be...
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Education think tank EDSK says it is time for "a new approach to school performance measures that goes beyond fighting the battles of 2010 and instead focuses on what needs to happen in 2019 and...
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ERIK BOEKESTEIJN, Senior Advisor at the National Library in the Netherlands, and LOUISE TOWERS, a chartered accountant with more than 15 years' experience in the commercial, not-for-profit and...
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PRS Foundation, the UK based funder of new music and talent development, has appointed JOE FRANKLAND as its new Chief Executive, replacing VANESSA REED who is joining New Music USA. He joined...
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The Royal Exchange Theatre has announced ROY ALEXANDER WEISE, Associate Artist at the Donmar Warehouse, and BRYONY SHANAHAN, Associate Artistic Director at the Exchange, as its new joint Artistic...
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Culture and heritage budgets across England are starting to settle as unitary authorities spend more.
In Mexico, a shrinking national culture budget has encouraged networks of independent theatres to form. Mariela Lopez Flores talks to theatremakers about the challenges - weather and crime rates included - of creating a theatrical culture.
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A major transformation of the theatre is "taking shape", Artistic Director James Brining said. Leeds City Council has given £5.6m to the project but the theatre must still raise...
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Several hundred staff could strike at six Science Museum Group (SMG) sites this summer over a pay dispute. SMG says it is "disappointed" by the vote, noting it has already increased...
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The GLA has agreed to underwrite a budget shortfall of up to £12m, which is expected despite a £9m a year boost in funding from DCMS.
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An LSE researcher said children’s development is being thwarted by Government policy, but argued the situation could be improved if recent welfare cuts were reversed.
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“Our carefully laid plans…would be wasted” if the UK leaves without a deal, says an organisation awarded €1.3m to lead a collaborative project.
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While some in the UK may believe we have little to learn from European collaboration, Anne Torreggiani and Jonathan Goodacre have found cross-border networks to be a force for innovation and change.

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