The national appetite for art and art spaces seems insatiable. When Tate Modern was unveiled in 2000, two million annual visits were expected; today more than five million visitors a year pour through its Thames-side doors.
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Friday 02 March 2012
A Titian masterpiece was yesterday rescued for the nation – for £45m. But should we have just let it go?
Thursday 01 March 2012
Titian's masterpiece Diana and Callisto has been saved for the nation in a £45 million deal.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
Environmental campaigners climbed to the roof of the National Gallery today to stage a protest against energy giant Shell.
Monday 16 January 2012
Thousands of workers will go on strike this week in three separate disputes over jobs and pensions affecting consumer goods giant Unilever, tax offices and a leading gallery.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
The Leonardo exhibition deserves better than the National Gallery's basement, says Simon Tait
Tuesday 06 December 2011
Leonardo da Vinci deserves better than the National Gallery’s basement,
Wednesday 09 November 2011
The National Gallery regards its Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, which opens to the public today, as the blockbuster of the year – even the decade. And quite rightly. It's a wonderful show displaying no less than half the paintings of the great Italian Renaissance master.
Tuesday 08 November 2011
Owner says ego and expediency are behind the rejection of his 'genuine' Leonardo
Thursday 29 September 2011
Britain's leading galleries are losing hundreds of thousands of child visitors every year, raising concerns about the artistic education of the nation's children.
Thursday 29 September 2011
The decline is exacerbated by the fact that four out of 10 secondary schools have cut key artistic subjects
Saturday 20 August 2011
Art experts have criticised plans by the National Gallery to move a fragile drawing by Leonardo da Vinci after it emerged that the institution's own conservators have warned that the work will never be fit to travel.
Sunday 24 July 2011
Wednesday 13 July 2011
The National Gallery is to exhibit a previously unknown oil painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The 1513 painting, Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World), shows Christ with one hand raised to make a blessing and the other holding an orb.
Sunday 10 July 2011
Thursday 07 July 2011
Feverish anticipation continued last night as today's premiere in London of the final Harry Potter film drew near. The film will bring to an end the eight-film saga of JK Rowling's boy wizard, a series that has spawned an era of international obsession. Fans camped overnight in Trafalgar Square ahead of the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, sheltering beneath ponchos, tents and coats. Some devotees wore costumes of the character, and Lara Teresa, 16, even travelled from Germany for the occasion.
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