Museums and Institutions

Tumbler

Chester’s Grosvenor Museum unveils 17th century silver tumbler after purchase by charitable trust

06 October 2017

A silver tumbler made by 17th century Chester silversmith Peter Pemberton has been bought by a trust to ensure it will stay on public display in its home town.

Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury, Suffolk

Works by Maggi Hambling and Antony Gormley to feature in auction to help ‘transform’ Gainsborough’s House into national centre

04 October 2017

An auction of contemporary and post-war British art will be held in Sudbury this month to raise funds to establish a national centre for the artist Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88).

Tate Britain

Anthony Caro sculptures allocated to the Tate after settling £2.7m tax bill

02 October 2017

Two abstract sculptures by Sir Anthony Caro have been acquired for the nation as part of the ‘Acceptance in Lieu’ scheme. Together they have settled £2.7m of inheritance tax due from the estate of Caro’s wife, the artist Sheila Girling, who died in 2015.

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Trade gears up for Chippendale anniversary

02 October 2017

Dealers in English furniture are putting their weight behind events in 2018 marking the life of Britain’s most famous furniture maker, designer and entrepreneur, Thomas Chippendale (1718-79).

 WB Yeats by Antonio Mancini

Philip Mould and National Gallery of Ireland among buyers at Yeats collection sale at Sotheby’s

28 September 2017

Dealer Philip Mould was among the bidders at Sotheby’s sale of the Yeats collection this week.

Rivera

Sotheby’s new exhibition prize awards $280,000 to museum shows

28 September 2017

Auction house Sotheby’s has awarded two US museums a prize of $125,000 each as part of its new exhibition competition.

Tate Modern London

Tate’s acquisitions valued at £27.4m in this year’s annual report

25 September 2017

More than 1000 works were acquired by the Tate in the last year according to its latest annual report. They ranged from Old Masters to Contemporary art and had a combined value of £27.4m.

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Windows into the life of Henry Holiday – and accountants

25 September 2017

The Institute of Charted Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has acquired a set of four Henry Holiday stained glass windows from Mayfair dealer Sinai & Sons.

Hamilton

Pop art exhibition ushers in new era for refurbished Newcastle art gallery

23 September 2017

The Hatton Gallery at Newcastle University will re-open next month following a 20-month redevelopment.

Iron age torc

Stoke-on-Trent’s Potteries museum welcomes home Wedgwood vase and kicks of fundraising for Iron Age torcs

16 September 2017

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent had a double celebration today when it welcomed home a vase by master potter Josiah Wedgwood and launched a fundraising campaign to buy the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs.

Victoria bust

Government issues export bar for £1.2m Queen Victoria sculpture in hope of finding UK buyer

08 September 2017

A sculpture of Queen Victoria by Alfred Gilbert has been temporarily barred from leaving the country while the government searches for a buyer based in the UK to pay the £1.2m asking price.

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Dealer-founded Folio Society celebrates 70 at Victoria and Albert Museum

04 September 2017

An exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum celebrates the history of the Folio Society, which was founded by dealer Charles Ede 70 years ago.

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From Albert to Victoria with love – a royal jewel saved for the nation

04 September 2017

A sapphire and diamond coronet designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria in 1840 has been ’saved for the nation’ after its purchase for the London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

A Reverie

Donation brings York gallery one step closer to purchase of artwork worth millions

31 August 2017

The York Art Gallery has secured £180,000 towards its fundraising appeal to purchase a key work by local artist Albert Moore (1841-93).

Queen Victoria's coronet

Queen Victoria’s coronet to remain in UK after V&A Museum acquisition

29 August 2017

A sapphire and diamond coronet designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria has been acquired by the V&A Museum. It was previously sold by a London dealer to an overseas buyer but was blocked from export by the government in 2015.

British Museum

British Museum database suffers technical glitch

23 August 2017

The British Museum’s Collection Online database is back up and running after a technical glitch forced it out of action this month.

Finaldi

Saved for the nation: Bellotto’s northern European view acquired by London’s National Gallery

23 August 2017

A painting by Canaletto’s nephew Bellotto has been saved for the nation after being acquired by the National Gallery in London.

Martin Roth

Tributes paid following the death of former V&A boss Martin Roth

07 August 2017

Martin Roth, the former director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, has died aged 62.

Christopher Wood

Mod Brit art gallery appeals for funds to keep Christopher Wood’s ‘China Dogs’ painting

03 August 2017

Modern British art specialist Pallant House Gallery hopes to raise the final thousands of pounds needed to keep Christopher Wood’s ‘China Dogs in a St Ives Window’ (1926) in its Chichester gallery.

Credi

Getty Museum chooses Old Master drawings for biggest-ever acquisition

24 July 2017

Los Angeles’ J Paul Getty Museum has bought 16 Old Master drawings in its largest-ever purchase by value.

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