Tate’s Switch challenged for Art Fund Prize

Tate’s Switch challenged for Art Fund Prize

Tate Modern’s new Switch House is up against three museums and a gallery for the 2017 £100,000 Art Fund Museum of the Year Award.

Colston to ditch ‘toxic’ name

Colston Hall, Bristol’s principal music venue is to be renamed following a long campaign.

Docherty to take over at Arnolfini

Docherty to take over at Arnolfini

Claire Docherty, founder and director of  Situations,  is to be the next director of Bristol’s Arnolfini.

Creative manifesto: the ten priorities

A ten point manifesto for the creative industries that could secure the economy is published today by the Creative Industries Federation (CIF).

Plans for Thamesmead arts centre

Bow Arts and the Mayor of London are backing a major revamp of a building in south-east London to turn it into an arts centre.

'Literary godmother' Becky Swift dies at 53

'Literary godmother' Becky Swift dies at 53

Rebecca Swift, founder and director of the Literary Consultancy, has died after a short illness aged 53.

Lambeth Palace library go-ahead

Planners approve major scheme

Breakdown of talks on Lancashire museums

English Heritage says no to handover of textile mills

Three shortlisted for 2017 portrait prize

Three shortlisted for 2017 portrait prize

Benjamin Sullivan’s portrayal of his wife breastfeeding their child, Breech, is one of three pictures shortlisted by the National Portrait Gallery for this year’s £30,000 BP Portrait Award.

Charities’ scheme to spread national collections

The Art Fund and Garfield Weston Foundation have launched a new scheme to allow regional museums to borrow works of art from the national collections.

Answer to UK’s post-Brexit future: creative industries

The government needs to rethink its approach to business to allow the creative industries to take a lead in the post-Brexit economy, the Creative Industries Federation has told trade secretary Greg Clark.

NPG acquires Tracey’s ‘death mask’

NPG acquires Tracey’s ‘death mask’

The National Portrait Gallery has bought Tracey Emin’s Death Mask – with financial help from the artist herself.

Arts & Crafts treasure house reopens

Arts & Crafts treasure house reopens

Britain’s best preserved Arts & Crafts home reopens next week after an 18 month restoration.

Grand Tour scheme worth £32m to Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Research shows nearly 2m visitors over two years

Vulcan Works Leather craft centre to get go-ahead

Plans to create a Northampton crafts centre dedicated to leatherwork are expected to get the go ahead from councillors next week.

RIBA North opens on Merseyside in June

RIBA North opens on Merseyside in June

The Royal Institute of British Architects is to open its second national centre on Liverpool’s waterfront on June 17.

SIMON TAIT'S DIARY    Main stream art

SIMON TAIT'S DIARY Main stream art

Hull, which for those who have been locked in the lavatory for the
last few months is our City of Culture, has noticed two curious anniversaries.

PATRICK KELLY'S  BACKPAGE   The AI guide to the best to come

PATRICK KELLY'S BACKPAGE The AI guide to the best to come

Disobedient Bodies: JW Anderson curates The Hepworth Wakefield sees one of the world’s most innovative fashion designers responding to Wakefield’s collection of modern British art.