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Art education

European academies issue joint manifesto to protect freedom of arts

Signatories of the “Berlin Manifesto” include the Académie française and Arts Council England. It has been endorsed by Wim Wenders, Ken Loach and A. L. Kennedy among others

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Climate Change

London museum makes detailed plans to fight climate crisis—its leader says other museums should follow suit

Nick Merriman, chief executive of the Horniman Museum and Gardens, says museums have a responsibility to lower emissions and galvanise public action

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Cultural policy

‘Listen to children, tax big auction sales’: Bob and Roberta Smith’s constitution of the arts

As UK political parties launch their manifestos, the artist sets out his own guidelines for art world equality

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UK politics

Boris Johnson’s Conservative manifesto promises £250m funding for culture

Although Tory announcement calls it the “largest cultural capital programme in a century”, pledge is only quarter of Labour’s £1bn culture fund

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UK politics

Jeremy Corbyn promises £1bn culture fund in Labour Party election manifesto

Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats commit to stopping Brexit and protecting arts funding through the National Lottery

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Gilbert & George

Tate releases 1981 Gilbert & George manifesto on DVD

The World of Gilbert & George is now available