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Acquisitions

UK fails to save painting of 'paramount importance' as Getty export licence is granted

Recently rediscovered 18th-century work by artist Joseph Wright of Derby was bought by the Los Angeles museum in March last year

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Art market

French government has 30 months to find funding for Cimabue kitchen painting

Culture ministry blocked export of medieval work but will the French state proceed with purchase?

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Export policies

UK buyer sought for £8m Gainsborough masterpiece barred from export

Pastoral landscape sold at Sotheby’s was once owned by Royal Holloway college

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Tate

The Art Newspaper investigates Tate's documents on the Reynolds' Omai bid

The files included a letter from Serota himself

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Art exports

Will the V&A buy this £7 million roundel?

Export license could be extended until November

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Restitution

V&A is willing to lend its fragment to reunite it with the Sidamara Sarcophagus in Istanbul

Turkish tomb could regain long-lost head

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Tate

Tate launches appeal to buy Turner's Blue Rigi

The Blue Rigi has been sold to an overseas collector, and after last year's loss of the Dark Rigi the pressure is on

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Tate

Tate to launch campaign to buy Turner’s Blue Rigi for £5m–the highest price it has ever paid for a work of art

The gallery is hoping to display all three Rigi watercolours in January, uniting them for the first time

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J.M.W. Turner

Turner seller might have done better with Tate

Why was The Dark Rigi sold privately, when a public sale would have given valuable tax breaks?

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Tate

How the US National Gallery and Tate were beaten to Turner masterpiece

The Dark Rigi has become embroiled in murky legal waters

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Tate

Final effort for Tate to save Reynolds’ Archers

The Tate continues to fiercely pursue their fundraising campaign in the hopes that this great work may remain in the UK

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Tate

Omai to go on loan to Tate

Is this a prelude to its sale to the gallery?

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Tate

Reynolds’ Portrait of Omai to remain in the UK, but in private hands

The painting which was bought at Sotheby's was banned from leaving the country - now what?

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Export policies

Victoria and Albert Museum fails to secure Clive of India flask

Collector sheikh stalemates art export process

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The National Gallery secures Raphael

The Getty Museum loses out on “Madonna of the pinks”

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Nicholas Serota

Tate director, Nicholas Serota: Recent art is patrimony too

Serota discusses export laws and what is truly significant to public collections

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The future of Raphael’s "Madonna of the pinks" still hangs in the balance

A lottery grant of £11.5 million may not be enough to keep the painting at the National Gallery

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National Gallery reaches out to the underprivileged in bid to save Raphael from export

“The Madonna of the pinks” may have been painted for a nun in Perugia

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Law

Art lover claims c1.25 million Old Master should not have left country

Private collector vs State in Spain

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Appointments & departures

Antiquities dealer Shelby White included in US Cultural Property Advisory Committee: A fox among doves?

Anger at appointment of collector who imports the very objects the committee tries to keep out

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Lloyd Webber pre-Raphaelite export exhortation

The 300 paintings and drawings include works by Millais, Holman Hunt, Rossetti and Burne-Jones

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Collectors

A famous collector sells up: punitive Spanish export laws induce me to sell, says Jaime Ortiz-Patiño

Golf is the new passion of millionaire who has sold Impressionists and French decorative art to the tune of $91.48 million since 1989

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Only a legal antiquities market can curb the illegal market which destroys world history

Change needed in the face of a growing market

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Restitution

European Parliament approves the Directive on the Restitution of Cultural Goods

There are concerns however about how effective or restrictive this regulation will be