Museums and Institutions

ATG Letter

ATG letter: New name is a worthless choice

26 February 2024

I recently received an online numismatic journal that informed me that The Department of Coins and Medals at the British Museum has undergone a reorganisation.

Bacchus intaglio

British Museum unveils classical gems exhibition following return of stolen items

20 February 2024

The British Museum is showcasing classical gems that were recovered after a long-running theft was exposed.

The Selby Lowndes Tompion

Digital museum to fuel interest in clocks and watches

19 February 2024

A digital museum showcasing items from the celebrated clock collection of John C Taylor launches next month.

Bayeux embroidery replica

Bayeux Museum buys Victorian replica of the famous tapestry from the collection of Rolling Stones drummer

31 January 2024

The Bayeux Museum in France has bought a life-size Victorian replica of the Bayeux tapestry from the Charlie Watts sale.

Vénus de Milo

Louvre buys Vénus de Milo cast at auction

30 January 2024

The Louvre Museum has used its pre-emption right to successfully secure a 19th century cast of the Vénus de Milo at Artcurial.

Hiawatha’s Marriage

New auction records for under-represented artists as museums show purchasing power

29 January 2024

The desire by top museums to buy works by under-represented groups, including women and minority ethnic artists, has led to two new auction records in the US.

Vénus de Milo copy

News in brief including the Louvre securing a 19th century cast of the Vénus de Milo

29 January 2024

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the Louvre Museum using its pre-emption right to secure a 19th century cast of the Vénus de Milo at an Artcurial auction

Coin hoard

Treasure finds hit new high as metal detecting continues to pay off

23 January 2024

More than 53,000 archaeological finds were recorded in the latest annual report, which included 1378 Treasure cases, the highest ever reported in a single year.

TEFAF 2

Two Old Master artworks to benefit from this year’s TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund

20 January 2024

Museums in Ireland and Connecticut are recipients of the annual grant

Charles Dickens and friends

On the hunt for book linking Collins and Dickens

15 January 2024

The Charles Dickens Museum in London and the Wilkie Collins Society are hoping to track down a missing book last recorded as sold at auction to book dealer Bernard Quaritch more than 130 years ago.

Prince Caspian

More than £50m of art, antiques and collectables acquired by the nation

20 December 2023

The latest annual Cultural Gifts Scheme and Acceptance in Lieu Annual Report has been published detailing the artworks and objects that will go on show to the public.

British Museum

British Museum to improve security, record keeping and audits

12 December 2023

The independent review of the British Museum in the wake of thefts from its collection has been published.

The Holy Family by Gerard David

Getty Museum buys three Old Masters to ‘bolster the collection’

06 December 2023

The Getty Museum has announced the acquisition of three Old Masters which were all bought this year from separate European sources.

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Newly identified Mary Beale portrait sold to Boston museum

04 December 2023

Dealer Peter Harrison has sold a recently reidentified portrait by 17th century painter Mary Beale (1633-99) to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Cimabue picture

Louvre buys medieval panel discovered in a French kitchen

08 November 2023

A medieval panel discovered above a stove in a kitchen in France has been bought by The Louvre Museum.

Roman 2nd century AD statue

Roman marble sold in 1961 auction resurfaces in Italy headless… but the head could be in UK

06 November 2023

In 1961 when Christie’s auctioned off items from the Wilton House Collection, the catalogue included a full-page image of a monumental Roman marble.

Stolen silver items

Plea to track down silver stolen from Nottinghamshire museum

02 November 2023

Police are appealing for information after a collection of antique silver was stolen from a museum near Worksop in Nottinghamshire.

Tapestry

Fundraising boost to save Henry VIII’s lost tapestry

28 October 2023

A previously lost tapestry, commissioned by Henry VIII during the turmoil of the English Reformation, is a step closer to returning to the UK.

British Museum

British Museum to digitise collection in wake of thefts

19 October 2023

The British Museum has announced plans to digitally document its entire collection.

Robert Gemmell Hutchison’s Children Wading

Picture missing for 35 years returned to Glasgow museum

12 October 2023

A painting by a Scottish Impressionist has been recovered with the help of Art Loss Register (ALR) and Tennants Auctioneers after being stolen in 1989.

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