Written on Saturday, 15 June 2019
Last week’s TaitMail, https://www.artsindustry.co.uk/taitmail/1661-taitmail-no-business-like-being-a-curator, prompted by the appointment of a shipping executive as director of the Royal Museums Greenwich, brings a response from Roy Clare CBE, former director of the National Maritime Museum and later CEO of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council and then director of Auckland War Memorial Museum in New Zealand
Written on Friday, 14 June 2019
The loan programme that helps museums around the country borrow objects and works of art from national collections is open for bids for next year.
I’m glad Nigel Hinds got an OBE in the Birthday Honours for being executive producer of 14-18 NOW - his boss, Jenny Waldman, got her CBE 18 months ago – underlining the triumph of the marathon commemoration. We haven’t always been so good at it.
Written on Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Protestors against the BP sponsorship of the National Portrait Gallery’s annual portrait award prevented guests from entering the main entrance at the gallery last night, forcing them to clamber over a railing to get in.
Written on Monday, 10 June 2019
On the eve of its annual BP Portrait Awards, the National Portrait Gallery has been told to cut connections with the oil company by one of this year’s judges, the artist Gary Hume.
…to arts and heritage names in the Birthday Honours List
Written on Friday, 07 June 2019
Local Stratford-upon-Avon residents are being asked for their visions of their town’s future in a public art project, I See the Future,.
Written on Thursday, 06 June 2019
Designer will brand restored Shrewsbury heritage building
Written on Wednesday, 05 June 2019
Paddy Rodgers, former CEO of the Euronav shipping company, one of the biggest in the world, is to be the new director of Royal Museums Greenwich, having had no previous experience in museums management.
Written on Tuesday, 04 June 2019
Sir Michael Dixon has announced that he is to retire as director of the Natural History Museum after 15 years.
Meet Ai-Da, the world’s first realistic humanoid robot artist, who opens her first solo exhibition on June 12.
Written on Monday, 03 June 2019
No-one has better insight into the work of the arts boards than Prue Skene CBE, who as well as serving on and chairing many boards is governance associate of the Clore Leadership Programme. Last November we reported on the launch the CLP of the Cultural Governance Alliance, but she believes arts boards need a fundamental rethink, and here suggests how they could change for the better
Written on Friday, 31 May 2019
Splashdown, 4thTest v Australia, 27thAugust 2005, by David Ashdown for The Independent
Top universities scrap "preferred" subjects list
Former Tesco chief Sir Terry Leahy has invested in Liverpool’s performing arts school the Liverpool Media Academy, LMA.
Miriam Randall moves from Watershed to Brewery Arts
Written on Thursday, 30 May 2019
Public investment in the arts through subsidy is paying dividends for the British economy, contributing almost £11bn a year, according to a new report from the Creative Industries Federation. But it needs more.
Artist film maker Amanda Loomes is finishing a work that will uncover secrets of our forest industries
Written on Friday, 24 May 2019
The capital has been shaped by its natural waterways, as a new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands reveals
Written on Thursday, 23 May 2019
There are two Grange opera festivals this summer, based at two different country houses in Hampshire and Surrey, both created by the conductor Wasfi Kani. Simon Tait visited the newest
Written on Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Jerwood Arts’ new director, Lilli Geissendorfer, has introduced three new funds to the charity’s operations, and for one is announcing bursary beneficiaries whose careers could be shaped by them.
Written on Monday, 20 May 2019
High street buildings are to be turned into creative spaces thanks to a new £62m government fund, the Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport has announced.
Written on Sunday, 19 May 2019
A new exhibition at the Foundling Museum takes a single painting of 18th century life as its subject
Written on Saturday, 18 May 2019
Eighty-five affordable artists’ studios have opened in Deptford, South London, as part of the Mayor of London’s Creative Enterprise Zone scheme.