Royal Academy, Work

RA chief stands down

Charles Saumarez Smith, secretary and chief executive of the Royal Academy since 2007, is to step down having brought the institution through its biggest development since it moved to Piccadilly in 1868, 100 years after its foundation.

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Museums, Titanic, Greenwich, Belfast

Bid to bring Titanic artefacts to the UK

Museums consortium in bid to buy recovered items

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Politics, Brexit

Lords warn ‘Culture will suffer without Brexit deal’

A powerful House of Lords committee has warned that culture in this country will suffer if no reciprocal deal on movement is in the Brexit deal.

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Museums, Visual Art, Hull, William Wilberforce, Thomas Lawrence, National Portrait Gallery

Wilberforce on his way home

This famous unfinished portrait of William Wilberforce by Sir Thomas Lawrence is going home – to Hull.

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Theatre, Edinburgh, Fringe Festival, Amazon

Audiobook company to produce new theatre

Audiobook giant Audible is to produce live theatre in the UK.

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Funding, Theatre, Musicals, Hamilton

Hamilton creator sets up fund for Puerto Rico arts

The creator of the hit musical Hamilton has set up a multi-million dollar fund to support arts and culture in Puerto Rico.

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Funding, Politics

Arts on prescription, urges Hancock

Health Secretary to pilot schemes in GP surgeries

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First woman MP’s portrait presented to Commons

This portrait of Constance Countess Markievicz, the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons in 1918, was last night presented to the House on behalf of the Irish parliament.

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V&A fulfills £100k regional pledge

The Victoria & Albert Museum is fulfilling the promise its then director made when it won the 2016 Art Fund Museum of the Year award, to revive its touring design exhibitions.

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Huge fall in numbers of arts teachers

Arts teacher numbers in England are in dramatic decline, according to official figures.

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