How to… be an art technician

crown fine art moving art
11 Dec 2015

When you look at a painting in a gallery, do you ever wonder how it got there? David Gosling explains how to stay cool and focused whilst moving priceless pieces of art.

Help for regional museums to acquire contemporary art

Photo of Manchester Art Gallery
11 Dec 2015

A new scheme will see one work by a leading British artist acquired for a Contemporary Art Society member museum every year.

How to… prevent art theft and forgery

Photo of a 'no theft' sign
30 Nov 2015

How do you stop art crime when it is the most lucrative criminal sub-sector after guns and drugs? Jeanna Heeraman has a few tips.

Unauthorised arts and climate festival planned in Tate Modern

Platform London campaign
27 Nov 2015

A year before Tate is due to renew its sponsorship with BP, Platform London is curating a free, completely unauthorised festival inside Tate Modern.

How to... market an exhibition

Photo of a bloggers' event
13 Nov 2015

How do you market exhibitions to audiences with competing preferences? Hannah Carroll shares her top tips.

Call for export regulation overhaul as Rembrandt sale goes ahead

Photo of Rembrandt’s portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet
12 Nov 2015

The Art Fund has had to call off its campaign to save Rembrandt’s portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet as the seller has withdrawn its application for export, but is proceeding with its sale.

The snapshot - Alison Brown

Photo of Alison Brown
16 Oct 2015

What’s it like to be a Communications Assistant at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art? Alison Brown fills us in.

Digitisation to preserve contemporary art

Artist Workshop
08 Oct 2015

A publicly accessible website will be home to digitised contemporary art in a major research and archiving project that will explore how cultural heritage in the visual arts can be safeguarded for future generations.

Tentative steps forwards

Photo of women inbetween strips of fabric
08 Oct 2015

How many older people do you expect to see in a contemporary art gallery? Clare Hankinson tells how Fabrica’s older audience programmes welcomed over 1,000 people last year.

Snapshot - Clare Lilley

Photo of Clare Lilley
02 Oct 2015

Director of Programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Clare Lilley, gives an insight into her work with sculptures, Ai Weiwei and beautiful scenery.

Appealing to local residents

Photo of children in aprons
15 Sep 2015

Lorna Lee reveals how William Morris Gallery boosted its visitor numbers from 17,000 to 110,000 by engaging local people.

Galleries boost local culture and economy

Photo of a man in a gallery in Birmingham
06 Aug 2015

New research finds that galleries play an important part in their own communities, as well as playing a significant role in the local economy.

MPs weigh in on dispute between National Gallery and PCS

National Gallery night
01 Jul 2015

The debate about privatisation of staff at the National Gallery spilled into the House of Commons, but Culture Minister Ed Vaizey refused to commit to clear intervention.

Working with nature

Photo of forest chair
11 Jun 2015

What happens to sculptures and other artworks in a forest trail over time as they surrender to the elements – or to the native bats, asks Cathy Mager.

Book review: Artwash

04 Jun 2015

Anna B. Sexton reads Mel Evans’ Artwash: Big Oil and the Arts, and says it’s time to change the way we think.

Study reports tensions over paying exhibiting artists

Weather installation Tate Modern
29 May 2015

A new report finds that artists and gallery representatives agree artists should be paid for exhibiting their work in a publicly funded gallery, but they fail to agree on the specifics of how this should be implemented.

Book Review: The Interpretation Matters Handbook

27 May 2015

Should textual information in galleries be made easier to understand? Jennifer Locke reviews Dany Louise’s contribution to the debate around ‘artspeak’.

The need to be noticed

Photo of fingers on a keyboard
27 May 2015

Online sales of art may have grown significantly in the past year, but artists and galleries must work hard to attract a digital audience, warns Eric Sparre.


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