New gallery hub to open in Kensington

A new gallery “hub” set to open in South Kensington in 2018 is expected to boost London’s profile in the international art market, the Financial Times reported on 2 March.

Cromwell Place will offer UK-based and international art dealers the opportunity to exhibit and store their artworks in a central London location. Situated in a row of heritage buildings on Cromwell Place, the development will feature 16 ground-floor gallery spaces, room for around 35 dealers to have offices and viewing rooms and a climate-controlled art storage unit in the courtyard.  Continue reading

Strike action over modernisation plan continues at the National Gallery

There is limited access at the National Gallery today due to ongoing strike action by the Public and Commercial Services Union, which opposes the gallery’s modernisation programme. The modernisation programme includes privatising up to two-thirds of the gallery’s 600 staff, including those who look after the security of paintings, deal with the public, and respond to requests for information about the collection. Continue reading