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In an effort to give museums a better chance of acquiring historic items before they disappear into private hands, the government has announced plans to expand the definition of ‘treasure’. At present, those who find items at least 300 years old made substantially of gold and silver, or which are found with artefacts of precious metals, have a legal obligation to report to a coroner within 14 days. If the object is deemed to be...

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Opening on 12 October, the Victoria and Albert Museum’s new Photography Centre is set to display the world’s first photographic experiments, pictures by Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen, acquisitions by Linda McCartney and commissioned works by Thomas Ruff. The world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design has collected photographs since it was founded in 1852. Following the transfer of the Royal Photographic Society collection, the V&A’s expanding amalgamation of world-class photography collections has inspired...

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Organized by the Salon du Dessin in partnership with Paris Tableau, FINE ARTS PARIS will be running its second edition at the Carrousel du Louvre from 7 to 11 November 2018. The new Paris event is run in collaboration with the major French museums, including the Louvre, Petit Palais, Centre Pompidou, Zadkine, Bourdelle, Rodin and Maillol museums. With over 40 overseas exhibitors currently booked to attend, the fair promises stalls from both recognized dealers and...

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Tate has released information on upcoming museum exhibitions in 2019 for all its galleries in London, Liverpool and St. Ives. As part of its portfolio of exhibitions planned for 2019 are displays dedicated to the art world’s most famous figures, including Vincent van Gogh, Pierre Bonnard and William Blake. Covering 200 years of ground-breaking art, these exhibits will showcase artwork in different mediums—including photography, prints and sculptures—created by artists from almost all corners of the...

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A French art museum dedicated to Catalan artist Étienne Terrus—a close friend of Henri Matisse—has discovered over half of its collection of paintings are fakes. The museum, which is situated in the commune of Elne just outside Perpignan, had just undergone extensive renovation work and was due a grand reopening. But an art historian brought in to reorganise the museum following the recent acquisition of around 80 paintings, found that nearly 60 percent of the...

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In collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louvre in Paris will hold a historic exhibition to celebrate Eugène Delacroix—one of the most prolific French painters of all time. The collection will guide visitors through 180 of his works, charting the entirety of his career. As the leading exponent of Romanticism and an observer of the optical effects of colour, it didn’t take long for Eugène Delacroix to solidify his legacy....

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From 25 May, a new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands will reflect on ancient Roman Londoners and their relationship with death. Roman Dead, a display sparked by the monumental discovery of a Roman sarcophagus in Southwark borough in the summer of 2017, seeks to provide visitors with an insight into ancient funerary rituals and religious beliefs. The ‘Southwark sarcophagus’—which is on view for the very first time—will act as the centrepiece of a...

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Mayfair Art Weekend, an initiative which celebrates the Mayfair and St James districts’ history, culture and art, has recently announced it will return in 2018 from 29 June to 1 July. The popular cultural event, which is now in its fifth year, coincides with the landmark 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts (RA). It will be joined and supported by over 35 galleries, auction houses, artists and members of the creative industry and...

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An exhibition at the Hermitage Amsterdam museum will highlight the vast success of 17th century Dutch art. During the Dutch Golden Age, a period spanning the 17th century, the Dutch nation flourished, leading European art—among many other things—and triggering a boom in the production of artwork. Dutch Golden Age painting thrived during this time—it is said that around seven million works of art were produced during this period. Out of these, around 1.3 million were...

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This spring, The Bowes Museum will host Jonathan Yeo’s new exhibition: Skin Deep. The venue is situated in Barnard Castle, a rural market town in Teesdale, County Durham. Jonathan Yeo’s new exhibition is an expansion on his Surgery Series, which delves into the multifaceted topic of modern cosmetic procedures. The British artist taught himself to paint whilst recovering from Hodgkin’s disease. He rose to fame in his early 20s, eventually establishing himself as one of...

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