History of Art A-Level saved by exam board

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01 Dec 2016

Exam board Pearson’s decision to offer the qualification from September 2017 has been welcomed by arts leaders.

Stopping art theft

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01 Dec 2016

How can museums and galleries stop highly organised art theft? Andy Davis recommends an approach that combines a mix of security measures.

First UK arts organisations adopt ‘.art’ domain

29 Nov 2016

Tate galleries and The Art Newspaper are amongst the first to adopt the new website domain.

My Gurus – Jenny Crowe

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24 Nov 2016

From Patti Smith to Katy Dove, Platform’s Jenny Crowe tells us who inspires her. 

Meaningful learning partnerships

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10 Nov 2016

Tate Liverpool’s work with local universities enhances its education and audience development programmes. Michael Birchall reveals how it builds and maintains these partnerships.

No immunity in Italy

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03 Nov 2016

UK-based artworks loaned overseas to museums or galleries are more at risk from seizure in Italy than they would be in other European countries. Giulia Cipollini calls for the situation to change.

How to... break through as an artist

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01 Nov 2016

What should an emerging artist know? Director of the The Griffin Gallery, Becca Pelly-Fry, and Detroit-based artist, Corrie Baldauf, offer two different perspectives.

Visual arts review reveals challenges for Scotland

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19 Oct 2016

Thinking differently about how arts organisations talk to the private sector will be one of the keys to sustainability as limited resources pose challenges to artistic ambition.

If I were 22: Karen MacKinnon

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18 Oct 2016

Expand your horizons with travel and remember that every job requires a good listener: advice for 22 year olds from Artes Mundi Director Karen MacKinnon.

New vision for visual arts in the North East

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18 Oct 2016

Securing investment to create major sculpture production facilities is among the aims of a new strategy for building the region’s reputation for the contemporary visual arts, launched by the North East CVAN.

New guidelines for exhibition payments to artists

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13 Oct 2016

Funders say they will encourage visual arts organisations to implement the payment framework, which aims to create better conditions for artists making work for public exhibitions.

Measuring aesthetic value

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13 Oct 2016

How do the public make value judgements about works of art? To find out, Saul Albert did some eavesdropping at Tate Modern.

Questions about quality

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13 Oct 2016

What is it about great art that makes one’s hair stand on end? Claire Gulliver describes a contemporary art programme that tried to figure it out.

How to… make the most of an art fair

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06 Oct 2016

How much attention should you pay to the food at an art fair? And can you ask how much the art costs? Oonagh Murphy offers strong pre-visit advice.

Tech for the digital natives

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26 Sep 2016

The digital installations at Tate Modern’s new extension not only show previously hidden treasures, but also appeal massively to a young audience, says Adam Jenkins.

All hands on deck

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08 Sep 2016

The Art Fund’s crowdfunding platform has given artists the chance to realise their dreams, but to make it happen requires hard work and commitment from everyone involved, says Rachel Mapplebeck.

Tax relief to benefit temporary and touring exhibitions

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07 Sep 2016

A Government consultation on how tax relief can best be used to encourage more exhibitions and touring activity is now underway.

If I were 22: Laura-Jane Foley

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28 Jul 2016

Enjoy your successes and brush away your losses, playwright and art historian Laura-Jane Foley tells 22 year olds.

Galleries urged to pay artists fairly within five years

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22 Jul 2016

Two years of discussions with artists and galleries have found overwhelming support for implementing a basic fee framework for visual artists.

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