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Scotland

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Museums & Heritage

UK's historic houses fight for survival post-lockdown after financial crash

Heritage organisations such as the National Trust rely on visitors for most of their income—but they have been staying away

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David Roberts

Collector David Roberts—who closed London gallery to bring art to the regions—will focus 2020 programme on Scotland

Artists Lina Lapelytė, Paul Maheke and Nina Beier will present new live performance works at Glasgow International contemporary art festival

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Museums

'Don’t panic': Glasgow City Council calms fears over proposal to close city's Modern art museum

Popular gallery was on the chopping block in latest budget option review

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Museums

Edinburgh's Fruitmarket Gallery to transform nightclub into new art venue

Karla Black survey will fill both spaces, including former fruit and veg warehouse next door

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Diary of an art historian

When Britain divides, custody of its art must be shared fairly

If Scottish independence follows Brexit, what will happen to the national collection?

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Conservation & Preservation

Going undercover: Scotland's leaky Mackintosh treasure shielded by 197-tonne chainmail box

Hill House in Helensburgh has been covered to protect it from the rain while National Trust makes conservation plans

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Controversies

Tory peer involved in controversial sale of Iraqi antiquities

Reliefs from Ashurnasirpal II’s Nimrud palace, fixed to the walls of a Scottish mansion, have been removed, stripped and sold abroad

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Diary of an art historian

Scotland has just four per cent of the Royal Collection—it's time it got a fairer share

The Queen has seven Rembrandts, 29 Van Dycks and 52 Canalettos, yet not one is on long-term display in Scotland

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Exhibitions

Edinburgh Festival salutes their 70th year with a giant dragon

Edinburgh comes alive with 45 exhibitions city-wide

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Books

Books: Portraits of a diverse selection of Scottish country houses

Perthshire’s answer to the Ritz revealed

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Victoria & Albert Dundee

V&A’s Dundee satellite shifts to dry land to save on costs

The new design will hopefully be complete by 2015

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Leonardo da Vinci

Jury clears Britons of Da Vinci theft extortion

Three lawyers and two private detectives are now off the hook

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National Trust

National Trust Scotland faces member revolt

Members express concern about running of Trust

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National Trust

Fate of historic Scottish houses under severe threat

Concerns over collections as National Trust for Scotland closes three properties

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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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Leonardo da Vinci

Buccleuch family Leonardo found

Ninth Duke did not live to see his painting returned

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Leonardo da Vinci

£100,000 reward for Leonardo’s Madonna stolen in Scotland

The Duke of Buccleuch's disputed masterpiece has yet to be found

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Artist interview

Interview with artist Thomas Joshua Cooper on his new show: At the edge, between lands and sea

Cooper is mapping out a metaphysical space with his images of oceans, forests, rocks and sky

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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

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Restitution

Bernie Grant and the quest to return ceremonial objects to Nigeria: Was the Stone of Destiny Pandora’s box?

Grant shares with The Art Newspaper his conversation with Julian Spalding of the Kelingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow