Following a spate of recent attacks targeting artworks in museums across the globe by the activist group Just Stop Oil, 92 museum leaders have signed a statement addressing the issue. The co-signers said that they “have been deeply shaken” by the activists’ actions and emphasised the fragility of the artworks involved.Continue reading
Museums and galleries are facing uncertain futures due to months of closures, long-term cancellations, and new hygiene regulations. Art Fund, the London-based charitable organisation, will now offer £2 million in grants in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which will help this industry recover after lockdown.
A campaign by the Duke of Cambridge to enforce a total ban on the ivory trade has been met by a wave of opposition from prominent UK museums, historians and antiques experts.
Current legislation prohibits the sale of ivory items carved after 1947. Now government ministers are considering proposals to extend the ban on the ivory trade to objects over 70 years old. Continue reading
Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a museums and galleries tax relief for exhibitions which is set to take effect from 1 April 2017 until April 2022. Continue reading