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Acquisitions

The Met acquires Kent Monkman's grand diptych Mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People)

The Cree artist says the work, on view in the museum's Great Hall, reflects on the “colonial version of history” in museum collections

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British Museum

Trove of 'lost' Hokusai drawings acquired by British Museum

103 forgotten works by the renowned Japanese artist resurfaced at a Paris auction after slipping out of sight for more than 70 years

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Museum acquisitions

Nevada Museum of Art acquires Judy Chicago’s full 'fireworks' archive

The museum aims to rewrite the legacy of the historically male-dominated Land Art movement

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Museum acquisitions

While in lockdown, UK's Sainsbury Centre acquires major works by sculptor Elisabeth Frink

Acquisition from the artist's estate heralds a wave of works being dispersed across UK public collections

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Exhibitions

From Modernist nudes to present-day politics: British Museum to reveal its contemporary Middle Eastern art collection

Free exhibition at the London museum in October will show around 150 works that have been collected since the early 1990s

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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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Appointments

Nazi loot expert joins Louvre to investigate its wartime acquisitions

Hire of French art historian Emmanuelle Polack suggests a more proactive stance on Nazi-era provenance research at Paris museum

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Acquisitions

Christmas comes early: London's National Gallery raises enough money to buy Gentileschi masterpiece

The Finding of Moses is on display, but it will soon be moved to the newly refurbished Baroque room

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Acquisitions

Permanent a-peel: $120,000 banana will enter museum collection

Miami collectors William and Beatrice Cox will donate the fruit piece to an unnamed institution

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Orazio Gentileschi

London's National Gallery launches public campaign to fund last £2m to buy Orazio Gentileschi masterpiece

The 17th-century painting The Finding of Moses was painted in London for Charles I and represented the birth of Charles II

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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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V&A

Extinction Rebellion designs go on show at Victoria and Albert Museum

Flags, pamphlets and logos by the climate activists were acquired for museum's Rapid Response Collecting gallery, which also includes Pussyhats and emojis

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National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

Greek collector Dimitris Daskalopoulos aids Athens museum acquisitions

National Museum of Contemporary Art spends €50,000 on new works from Frieze

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Tate

Tate Acquisitions: Felix Gonzalez-Torres

The artist's work is among 287 purchases made by Tate in the last year

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Tate

Three of the best for Tate in this year's Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund acquisitions

Two new artists and an old favourite make the cut

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Tate

The story behind Matisse's Backs: Tate's bargain buy

The gallery paid £11,000 for the four bronze sculptures in 1957 - Christie's just sold one for $48.8m

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Tate

Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund adds to the Tate’s collection

Works by Lorna Simpson, Július Koller, and Jimmie Durham make up the selections this year

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Digital art

Art Institute of Chicago and London’s V&A keep pace with digital creativity in their collecting and curation

Techno-design is go for museum collections

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Tate

Tate looks to young international artists with £120,000 acquisition fund

The works selected reflect Tate's increasingly global outlook and support of young artists

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Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A sets sights on rare hunting horn

£3.3m required for export-delayed object

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February 2009

'Spanish Forger' miniatures bought by V&A

Scholars no nearer to finding the faker’s identity

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Tate

Tate’s Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund picks bring new artists to the gallery

The supercharged shopping trip was worth £125,000 this year

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April 2008

Anthony d’Offay deal with Tate and Scotland sets tax precedent for UK philanthropy

For his partial donation of £125m worth of art, the dealer received £26.5m—the price he originally paid for the collection—tax free

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David Zwirner

Zwirner deal with National Gallery of Art

Cohen photos go to Washington, DC

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David Hockney

David Hockney donates his largest painting to Tate

Bigger Trees near Warter is 12m long and 4.5m high, and made up of 50 separate canvases

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Tate

Tate buys Charles Saatchi’s Chapman sculptures

The faux-ethnographic sculptures may be the gallery's most expensive contemporary art purchase

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Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A purchases Charles Sargeant Jagger's 'School for Scandal'

The important Art Deco sculpture was purchased last year

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Tate

Tate to buy more work by women

The gender imbalance within the Tate's holdings is to be redressed, following in the footsteps of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm

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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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Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí tea set for V&A

Will be shown in Surreal Things exhibition next year

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Tate

What Tate bought at Frieze 2006

The Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund's budget of £150,000 saw 28 works enter the collection

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Tate

Tate is not a museum: Gallery could lose privileges

As it is not accredited by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council due to its deacquisition guidelines

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Tate

Outside curators buy for Tate at Frieze

This year's haul included video, installations, and photos but no paintings

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Museums

MoMA acquires key Hockney piece

MoMA’s $3 million cup of tea

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Robert Rauschenberg

Pinault sells Rauschenberg to MoMA for $30 million

French billionaire has recently sold works by Rothko, Warhol and Mondrian

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Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum and the attempt to buy Mantuan roundel

The Art Newspaper requested full information

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Museums & Heritage

V&A and British Museum join together to buy Buddha

Purchased with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and National Arts Collection Fund

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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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William Blake

Newly-discovered Blake watercolours go for £10 million - but not to the Tate

An export licence deferral is now expected as the set of 19 watercolours sold to a Glasgow bookshop for a pittance in 2000 were sold to an overseas collector out from under the Tate

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Joshua Reynolds

Acquisitions negotiations at Tate and The Armouries: You win some, you lose some

A mysterious donor gives the Tate £12.5 million to buy Reynolds’ Omai but the Armouries fail to get Lottery support for two armours

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Museums

National Gallery and Getty fight over Raphael

The California museum has bought the Duke of Northumberland’s “Madonna of the pinks” for $50 million

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National Trust

National Trust acquires £5.7 million worth of art for Nostell Priory

Objects sold by former owner

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Beyond the Glass Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum

100 new contemporary objects on display

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Tate Modern

Funding the Tate: A £134 million achievement

With £6 million a year to raise, the budget of Tate Modern will require constant effort

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David Smith

David Smith's 'Wagon II' bound for the Tate

Purchased from artist's family, it is the most important work still in private hands

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Tate

Important eighteenth-century and contemporary additions to Tate’s holdings

The works are from the Oppé collection and Janet Wolfson de Botton

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Museum acquisitions

With the Castle Howard Guercino, Timothy Clifford has saved from export one more in a long line of masterpieces. Is he the last of Britain’s great acquirers?

The successes and (rare) failures of a passionate collector

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Interviews

An interview with Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

“It is impossible to say in advance when photography is an art and when it is not”

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Tate

Contemporary from the Froehlich Foundation and sculptures from the friends to swell ranks at Tate

Austrian industrialist Joseph Froehlich is loaning major works of German and American art to the museum while Friends of the Tate contribute several new gifts

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William Morris

Victoria and Albert loses out on William Morris collection

Berger collection to go to Huntington after two-year silence from the London museum

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Letters: V&A has 6,000 pieces of glass to install

Installation of new glass gallery postponed for a year

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Vanbrugh at the V&A

Newly bought architectural albums on show

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Alexander Calder

Major gift of works by Calder to Chicago’s contemporary museum

This ups the museums holdings of the artist to 22

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Nicholas Serota

Nick Serota on his second Tate rehang and his vision for what will be “one of the great museums of late twentieth-century art”

Defending his acquisitions and looking to the future, Serita talks on exhibitions and an international outlook

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German Reuinification

East Berlin museums chief defends his record, revealing how the East German museums sold in order to buy'

We did not pursue any party political nonsense on the Museum Island': Professor Günther Schade stands by his position