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TOM STEVENSON

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V&A director attacks 'silly' donations

The director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Dr Alan Borg, yesterday described the museum's system of asking visitors for voluntary donations as "silly", claiming it just made people feel uncomfortable and did not raise revenue efficiently.

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BY LUCY ROBERTS

Burmah's well-oiled gains

Burmah has had to battle with the bears for as long as anyone can remember. Lubricants are mature, they say, which will put the lid on profits; the chemicals business is too cyclical and was bought at the wrong time; and petrol retailing is on a hiding to nothing competing with the hypermarkets' discounts.

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A slender vessel made from clay: Dame Lucie Rie, 92, is soon to be honoured by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. John Windsor salutes our greatest living potter

DRESSED in white, frail yet seemingly indestructible, 92-year-old Dame Lucie Rie, the greatest living potter, has been taking the autumn air in Hyde Park, central London, near the mews where she has lived beside her kiln for 55 years.

Artificial hips lift Morgan Crucible

DEVELOPMENT of new products such as artificial hip replacements helped Morgan Crucible, the ceramics group, to an 8 per cent rise in interim profits.

International Art Market: Dish sale signals bonanza for ceramics

JUNE proved a bonanza for the ceramics market and for French works of art, in spite of falling stock markets and a weak dollar.

Profits slip at Johnson Matthey

JOHNSON MATTHEY profits fell 11 per cent last year because of restructuring and disposal costs, a recession in the European car market and stagnant precious metal prices, writes Peter Rodgers.

Dish that cost 20 pounds fetches 276,000 pounds

A DELFTWARE dish was sold for pounds 276,000 yesterday, 60 years after it had been bought for pounds 20.

Ceramics world hit by Wedgwood fraud: Experts fooled by 'flood' of high-quality forgeries

Wedgwood fakes are circulating the market in what may be the most serious ceramics fraud of the century.

Cookson and JM in ceramics link-up: Joint venture will be second-largest operator with particular emphasis on Far East markets

JOHNSON Matthey and Cookson, two of Britain's largest industrial materials and precious metals companies, are to pool their ceramics decoration businesses.
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