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ACE awards nearly £4 million for library projects

Arts Council England and DCMS have awarded 30 local authorities’ libraries services £3.9 million for innovative projects.

Mosul monument wins next Plinth spot

Mosul monument wins next Plinth spot

Michael Rakowitz and Heather Phillipson have won the next two commissions for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth, with Rakowitz’s The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist going up next year.

PATRICK KELLY'S Back Page

PATRICK KELLY'S Back Page

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SIMON TAIT’S DIARY	 Robert, the non-leper king

SIMON TAIT’S DIARY Robert, the non-leper king

Meet Robert the Bruce (1274 – 7 June 1329), the Scottish king who, it turns out, didn’t have leprosy.

PASSING BY...   Diversify and conquer? Not necessarily

PASSING BY... Diversify and conquer? Not necessarily

Antony Thorncroft thinks the constant search for new audiences is misguided – there’s plenty of life in the old ones

MY STORY     Soho stories

MY STORY Soho stories

Chloé Nelkin trained as a classical singer and studied art history at the Courtauld Institute, but started her own PR agency while still at university. Now 29, her company’s clients range from the West End to the Edinburgh Fringe, taking in the National Trust and the World Monuments Fund

CITY OF CULTURE     And they’re OFF!

CITY OF CULTURE And they’re OFF!

 

Which city will follow Hull as UK City of Culture? AI looks at the runners and riders

CINEMA    Going to the pictures, again

CINEMA Going to the pictures, again

For 50 years the Cinema Theatre Association has been keeping a watchful eye on the UK’s dwindling stock of classic picture houses, and the vigil is as strong as ever, as the CTA’s Richard Gray told AI

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE     Arts vs Accountancy

GOOD PRACTICE GUIDE Arts vs Accountancy

Can commerce in uence the culture projects it sponsors? Professor Anette Mikes of the University of Lausanne found an object lesson
in plans to turn Charlie Chaplin’s Swiss home into a museum

THE WORD    Creative sparks

THE WORD Creative sparks

For 35 years a glittering presence in the cultural calendar was the Arts & Business Awards, presided over by COLIN TWEEDY, then chief executive of Arts & Business, the government-sponsored brokering agency between business and the creative sector.

DEA BIRKETT   The wagging finger writes

DEA BIRKETT The wagging finger writes

Museums can be fun, says Kids in Museums director Dea Birkett, as long as you do as you’re told

AI PROFILE      Telling the oldest story

AI PROFILE Telling the oldest story

Abigail Morris, chief executive, The Jewish Museum

Arts leaders step up EBacc campaign

100 signatures on letter to Prime Minister urging reversal of controversial school policy

SPONSORSHIP   Due progress of the law

SPONSORSHIP Due progress of the law

A City-based global law firm, Clyde & Co, is pioneering a scheme to sponsor young artists as they graduate. Its trustees revealed it to AI

INTERNATIONAL   Nation shall speak  art unto nation

INTERNATIONAL Nation shall speak art unto nation

Counterpoint Arts is in the middle of an experiment at Tate Modern in which arts are engaging the public on migration. Simon Tait reports

Theatres want Gardner blog back

More than 40 theatres sign letter calling for reinstatement of critic’s blog.

Great Exhibition appoints Bell

NGI culture boss takes over 2018 Northern extravaganza.

Master colourist Hodgkin dies at 84

Master colourist Hodgkin dies at 84

The artist Sir Howard Hodgkin, “one of the great artists and colourists of his generation” according to Sir Nicholas Serota, has died aged 84.