Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the architects responsible for developing the Bankside Power Station into Tate Modern in 2000, the 10-storey pyramid-like tower forms part of a £260 million transformation of the museum. It was made possible by donations from private donors, foundations, Southwark Council, the Greater London Authority and the government in what has been described as “one of the largest cultural fundraising campaigns ever launched”. Continue reading
In the first of our series of articles for small art businesses Becky Shaw highlights some tips to consider when selling your business… Continue reading
UK museums are tabling drastic measures in the face of ongoing funding cuts, which include charging admission and selling items from their permanent collections.
Arts bodies had breathed a collective sigh of relief in November last year after they emerged relatively unscathed from George Osborne’s Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015. The Chancellor of the Exchequer pledged to increase funding for Arts Council England (ACE) and to ensure entry to UK museums and galleries remained free. Continue reading
The race is on to find a UK buyer for a £30m artwork before it is exported for sale to an overseas collector.
A temporary six month export ban has been placed on Pontormo’s ‘Portrait of a Young Man in a Red Cap’ by Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, according to a statement published by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport on 23 December. Continue reading
Lighting is of paramount importance to the display of artwork. Pigments fade if overexposed, a painting’s vibrancy is lost if it is under-lit and expensive lighting can drain a museum’s financial resources. Continue reading
The German culture minister has announced plans to revise the government’s proposed cultural protection legislation. Monika Grütters’ announcement comes after sustained criticism from a number of high profile German art professionals. Continue reading
Mayfair is of central importance to the international art trade. It is where the commercial art gallery originated 150 years ago, and today it is home to the largest concentrated art market in the world. The commercial galleries, auction houses and public art institutions that occupy the area are renowned, drawing collectors, cultural tourists and associated business to London from across the globe. The UK is the largest importer and exporter of art in Europe, and sales of fine art and antiques contributed £8bn to the British economy in 2013. A substantial proportion of this revenue is generated by Mayfair, where there are up to 100 retail galleries, four major international auction houses, and the Royal Academy of Arts, which receives over a million visitors a year. Continue reading
Brown’s London Art Weekend is this weekend! Continuing our series of art walks around galleries in Mayfair and St James’s from some of the area’s most knowledgeable insiders, today Jonathan Horwich, Global Director of Pictures Sales at Bonhams, introduces his recommended route. Continue reading