Museums and Institutions

ATG letter: Send us your memories of Jimi Hendrix for our exhibition

13 February 2023

Handel & Hendrix in London cares for and presents to the public the homes of two of the greatest musicians ever to have lived in London.

Bronze figure

‘Medici’ brings bronze awards for museums at auction

06 February 2023

Two important Mannerist bronzes were bought by museums when a New York private collection was sold in Manhattan last month.

Tudor pendant

Metal detecting trend boosts Treasure finds in the UK

31 January 2023

Enthusiastic metal detectorists discovered 96% of archaeological and Treasure finds, according to the latest report.

Toussaint Louverture

Pick of the week: Haitian hero rides into the New York Met

23 January 2023

A drawing of Toussaint Louverture (c.1743-1803), a leader of the Haitian Revolution, has sold from London’s Nonesuch Gallery to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Strawberry Hill House

Old Master paintings go on long term loan to boost Strawberry Hill House collection

11 January 2023

Strawberry Hill House has recreated the look of Horace Walpole’s art collection with loans of fifty Old Masters pictures.

Portrait by Ary de Vois

Dealer Van Haeften sells Dutch Golden Age portrait to museum

09 January 2023

A museum in the Netherlands has bought a Dutch Golden Age portrait from dealer Johnny Van Haeften.

The Nativity

Ulster Museum acquires 16th century Nativity scene

05 January 2023

An Italian Nativity scene has been saved for the nation after it was blocked from export by the government.

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Herschel museum buys manuscript memoir

02 January 2023

Two Herschel family-related historic items – a Royal Society King’s medal and a manuscript memoir – have changed hands at auction and in a private sale.

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Collector interview: Museum plays its part covering the modern-day movers and shakers

19 December 2022

ATG talks to two collectors exhibiting works The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery in Exeter

Portrait of Algernon Moses Marsden

Tissot’s iconic portrait saved for the nation with funding from sitter’s descendants

08 December 2022

A portrait of art dealer Algernon Moses Marsden (1847–1920) by Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836–1902) has been purchased for the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery with funding from descendants of Marsden.

Lalique vase

Plea for help to find stolen Lalique glass vase

23 November 2022

Police are appealing for help to track down a stolen Lalique glass vase.

Paul Follot tea set

Rare Wedgwood Art Deco tea set and drawings by French designer Paul Follot bought by V&A

10 November 2022

A Wedgwood Art Deco tea and coffee set and the original design drawings by Paul Follot (1877-1941) have been bought by the Victoria and Albert Museum and put on display at the World of Wedgwood museum in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Portrait miniatures collecting can start small

07 November 2022

How can an enthusiast create a museum-quality collection without vast sums of money?

Chinese jardiniere

Walpole’s cat-killing fish bowl returns to Strawberry Hill

24 October 2022

A Chinese jardiniere once used as a fish bowl by Horace Walpole (1717-97) is to return to his Strawberry Hill home.

Arent DePeyster

Pick of the week: American who fought against independence

17 October 2022

While many US museums display portraits of famous Patriots from the War of Independence, especially the likes of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Nathanael Greene, pictures of Loyalists are less common in their collections.

Houses of Parliament

New Charities Act will allow UK museums to deaccession parts of their collections

29 September 2022

An update to the Charities Act coming into force over the next year will allow museums in the UK to deaccession some items.

Goldsmiths' Hall

Goldsmiths' Fair celebrates 40 years with exhibition of 40 pieces of silver and jewellery

15 September 2022

As part of the next Goldsmiths' Fair this month 40 pieces from the Goldsmiths’ Company’s collection will be on display.

Marble head

Met museum hands back looted artefacts

12 September 2022

Twenty-seven looted artefacts seized from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art have been returned to Italy and Egypt as part of longrunning investigations by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Antiquities Trafficking Unit.

Omai

National Portrait Gallery leads call to raise £50m to keep Reynolds’ Omai portrait in the UK

03 September 2022

Sir Joshua Reynolds’ portrait of Omai has been blocked from export to give institutions time to raise the funds to keep it in the UK and the National Portrait Gallery is leading the efforts.

Ellerby coin hoard

Gold coin hoard discovered in a cup under a North Yorkshire kitchen floor comes to auction

01 September 2022

A family re-laying their kitchen floor in their home in Ellerby, North Yorkshire, discovered 264 gold coins stored in a small cup.

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