Pickles advises councils to lease unused art

Eric Pickles
15 Jan 2013

The Secretary of State has called for local councils' gallery archives to go on loan to make money.

Strategies for a digital culture

Photo of spectators outside MoMA
20 Nov 2012

Oonagh Murphy’s research into how museums are engaging digitally with their audiences took her to New York. Here she reports on what she saw.

Cheery smiles

12 Nov 2012

The Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust uses 450 regular volunteers in various roles from demonstrating crafts to litter-picking. Lucy Andrews Manion describes how she keeps them all happy.

Museums are from Mars

30 Apr 2012

Claire Gulliver shares the experiences of a region-wide programme to build collaborations between artists and museums

Scotland’s galleries pull together

09 Apr 2012

A National Development Body will lead on the development and facilitation of new partnerships between museums and galleries in Scotland

Museum visits double over ten years

21 Nov 2011

National museums celebrate the impact of a decade of free entry

Cover your assets

19 Sep 2011

Benjamin Futerman and Tim Maxwell consider the impact of damage to works of art and how to protect artwork financially, physically and legally

Needs and networks

04 Jul 2011

Rosalie Neath explains how volunteers help the work of the Art Fund

Personal curation

11 Apr 2011

New technologies are providing more opportunities for museums’ and galleries’ artworks to be discovered, enjoyed and shared across the world – at virtually no cost to the institutions. Becky Fishman reveals how

Art Fund extends free access

11 Apr 2011

More cash for acquisitions and better public access to collections are among the aims of a major funding programme


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