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    1. June 13, 2015

      Cross-collecting in Chelsea

      Masterpiece Royal Hospital Chelsea, LondonJune 25-July 1 masterpiecefair.com Masterpiece returns for its sixth edition with...

    2. June 12, 2015

      Chorus of fossil fuel disapproval targets BP at the opera

      Some of Britain’s biggest arts organisations and museums can expect a summer of disruption as the popular movement for...

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    1. Doing Business in Jersey

      Crown dependency plans to strengthen economy through diversification...
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    1. May 7, 2015

      Election celebrations and lamentations ready to kick off

      Election parties: Thursday night fever It’s finally E-Day. When the exit poll results start rolling in shortly after 10pm,...

    2. April 24, 2015

      Tate Modern director follows Tate Britain director out of door

      Chris Dercon is to step down as director of Tate Modern, the second director to announce a departure from the Tate Galleries...

    3. April 8, 2015

      Neil MacGregor to step down as head of British Museum

      Neil MacGregor is to step down as director of the British Museum after 13 years at the head of the UK’s most popular visitor...

    4. March 27, 2015

      ‘Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art’ at the British Museum

      When a young Greek man was divested of his clothes in ancient times, he acquired something many times more meaningful than...

    5. March 6, 2015

      A fistful of dollars — 20 billion of them

      Ever wondered what it would be like to hold $20bn in your hands? Some who have done so report feelings of vertiginous...

    6. February 27, 2015

      The Armory rings in the changes

      Art fairs are becoming increasingly similar: the same galleries presenting the same works can often be seen in Hong Kong,...

    7. January 20, 2015

      Prado’s Gabriele Finaldi in the frame for National Gallery chief

      Gabriele Finaldi, co-director of the Prado in Madrid, will be named as the next director of the UK’s National Gallery, say...

    8. January 9, 2015

      The British Museum’s new conservation centre

      British Museum’s new conservation centre Never again will the British Museum’s conservation and scientific research team...

    9. January 7, 2015

      British Museum tribute to Germany catches Merkel’s eye

      It is little surprise that Angela Merkel expressed her desire to visit the British Museum’s exhibition “Germany: Memories of...

    10. December 18, 2014

      Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb — film review

      Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is a sequel to the sequel and as sorry as that sounds. The funny historical museum...

    11. December 12, 2014

      Display Ilissos on a ledge, the better to show off his sculptor’s skill

      Sir, May I protest about the display of Ilissos in St Petersburg — not because he is on loan from the British Museum but...

    12. December 5, 2014

      Greece attacks British Museum loan of Elgin statue to Russia

      It was a moment many thought would never come to pass. After many decades of dispute over its ownership of the Elgin...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      October 16, 2014

      Losing the Marbles

      Dylan Martinez/Reuters A woman looks at the Parthenon Marbles, a collection of stone objects, inscriptions and sculptures,...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      October 15, 2014

      Amal in Athens

      Petros Giannakouris/AP Lawyer Amal Clooney arrives for a meeting with Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras in Athens....

    15. FT Photo Diary

      October 3, 2014

      Hovering Angel

      Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Guy Howard-Evans inspects the final installation of Barlach’s ‘Hovering Angel’ sculpture at...

    16. September 19, 2014

      ‘Ming: 50 Years that changed China’, British Museum, London

      Most westerners know a little about the tea and porcelain trade, Jesuit missions, the Dragon Empress and the opium wars. But...

    17. September 19, 2014

      Who funds the arts and why we should care

      Anyone passing through Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall one recent Saturday might have witnessed an unscheduled performance by a...

    18. September 19, 2014

      Neil MacGregor talks to Simon Schama

      “Suppose,” I say to the director of the British Museum, as we sit in his office, “I want to write the history of Neil...

    19. August 7, 2014

      Lords of the London skyline vie for design supremacy

      In the past decade London has hosted an architectural competition that echoes, in intensity of rivalry and the creativity of...

    20. August 1, 2014

      ‘Ming: 50 Years that Changed China’, at the British Museum

      A celebration of the Ming dynasty at the British Museum Ming is one of the world’s great cultural brands. Name a Chinese...

    21. July 29, 2014

      Emin’s Bed makes return to UK

      Tracey Emin’s My Bed is to return to Britain after the German count who bought it at auction for £2.5m agreed to lend it to...

    22. July 25, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Niall FitzGerald

      “I proposed to my wife here,” says Niall FitzGerald as we settle into a table at his favourite Italian restaurant. “She was...

    23. July 18, 2014

      When violence gets real

      There are times I’ve been in the British Museum when the thought has struck me, in the Egyptian mummy rooms for instance,...

    24. June 30, 2014

      Celia Paul, Victoria Miro, London – review

      Celia Paul paints her family and close friends, her spartan studio in London’s Bloomsbury, and the vista from it. With these...

    25. June 27, 2014

      Celia Paul, Victoria Miro, London

      Celia Paul paints her family and close friends, her spartan Bloomsbury studio, and the vista from it. With these limited...

    26. June 6, 2014

      Star Trek inspires minister to plead for new arts frontiers

      Sajid Javid, the new culture secretary, quoted from Star Trek as the former investment banker implored the arts sector to...

    27. May 18, 2014

      Otto Dix: Der Krieg, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, East Sussex, UK – review

      Otto Dix was among several young German artists who volunteered for war in 1914, and returned a satirical realist. His stark...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      March 25, 2014

      Sutton Hoo treasure on display

      Oli Scarff/Getty Images A woman views the Sutton Hoo Helmet on display in the new gallery ‘Sutton Hoo and Europe AD...

    29. March 14, 2014

      Economical with the truth

      Those worthy adversaries, Art and Mammon, have been at it again. The latest scene of their never-ending conflict is Sydney,...

    30. March 7, 2014

      Georg Baselitz’s influences and evolution

      When I congratulated Georg Baselitz last month on the opening of two remarkable London shows – top-flight early works on...

    31. March 4, 2014

      Vikings: Life and Legend, British Museum, London – review

      The British Museum’s new exhibition Vikings: Life and Legend does not subscribe to what curator Gareth Williams calls the...

    32. February 7, 2014

      Oldest hominid footprints outside Africa found on Norfolk coast

      The footprints of a small band of ancient humans walking along a muddy estuary in what is now Norfolk have been identified...

    33. January 8, 2014

      British Museum to host China exhibition

      Treasures from a “golden period” of Chinese civilisation during the early Ming dynasty are to go on display at the British...

    34. November 13, 2013

      Empower regions by moving British Museum to North, says adviser

      Cultural attractions such as the British Museum and the Royal Opera House should be relocated to northern cities as part of...

    35. October 11, 2013

      Israel Goldman on popular Japanese prints

      In 19th-century France, Israel Goldman tells me, “Would you like to see my Japanese prints?” was a coded invitation to view...

    36. September 27, 2013

      First Person: Emma Egging

      One beautiful, sunny afternoon in August 2011 I was on a beach with friends, watching my husband, Jon Egging, perform at an...

    37. September 19, 2013

      History adds a fresh dimension to attractions

      The last period of austerity proved a purple patch for the Jersey tourist industry. In the postwar period, thousands of...

    38. September 6, 2013

      Lost & found: Buried treasure is poised to reach a much wider audience

      When the Cheapside Hoard, a sparkling collection of Jacobean and Elizabethan jewellery, went on show in London in 1914, it...

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