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Giles Waterfield

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Sir Peter Moores, the contradictory character of a generous patron of the arts

He resembled such plutocratic founders of museums as J. Paul Getty in hating overspending. He distrusted dealers: auctions revealed the true price

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The strange and illogical development of England's national art museums

As the Tate and National Gallery consider the limits of their collections, Giles Waterfield on the latest in a 200-year wrangle between institutions <br>

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National Gallery

The big hole in Britain’s National Gallery: Bring back the Victorians

The omission of paintings by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood could be rectified by judicious loans

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Books

Sotheby's James Stourton glazes over the more cut-throat tendencies of private collectors in new book

This account by the UK chairman of Sotheby’s is enthusiastic but superficial

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Exhibitions

Madame de Pompadour meets Philippe Starck at the Rijksmuseum

With a very glamorous display, this is the first serious look at Netherlandish rococo architecture and decorative arts

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Exhibitions

Should the new Holocaust gallery be a permanent feature of this museum?

The Imperial War Museum's exhibition is intended as a reminder of past evil

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Tate Britain

Giles Waterfield finds the new mixed hang at Tate Britain unhelpful and bullying

This new curatorial direction suggests museum just a plaything for the staff

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Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg: Authentic, fake or 1920s dreamland?

Giles Waterfield, former director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery, looks at how the Colonial Willamsburg Foundation tackles the problems of shifting historical perspectives

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Tate Modern

A whole new neighbourhood of art: Tate Modern invigorates the South Bank

Giles Waterfield, former director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery, looks at this witty and non-judgemental enterprise, one of many visual art developments already around the future Tate Gallery of Modern Art

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National Museum of Scotland

Tartan triumphs as the expanded Museum of Scotland opens

The museum recounts the development of the nation with technically elaborate displays