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 15 October 2010
Friday 08 October 2010
The early part of the 18th century saw a demand from mainly aristocratic English travellers for Venetian view paintings.
Monday 06 September 2010
Monday 23 August 2010
Next month the Royal Academy of Arts is set to showcase one of the finest art collections in Central Europe.
Sunday 04 July 2010
Tuesday 29 June 2010
The secrets behind some of the world's most popular paintings are being explored in a new exhibition at the National Gallery.
Tuesday 18 May 2010
A masterpiece by Italian Baroque painter Domenichino has gone on display at the National Gallery after a private collector stepped in to save it from export. The painting was acquired for £9.2m by the anonymous buyer, who promised to exhibit it publicly.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Workers at the National Gallery will stage the first strike since the formation of the new Government when they walk out tomorrow in a row over pay.
Tuesday 20 April 2010
Travel Agenda: Holland House; Heathrow Airport Great British Food Fortnight; new links from Britain to the Mediterranean
Saturday 17 April 2010
Today: Celebrate all things Dutch in London. Holland House, now in its fifth year, marks the national day of the Netherlands with a free party from midday to 8pm in Trafalgar Square. Expect live music, DJs, children's activities, clog-making workshops, a Dutch market and free tours of Dutch paintings in the National Gallery (holland.com).
Friday 16 April 2010
Sunday 21 March 2010
The sisters in question in Leanda de Lisle's entertaining and sympathetic biography are the Greys: Jane, Katherine and Mary.
Friday 26 February 2010
Thursday 04 February 2010
Saturday 12 December 2009
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
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£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
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- 4 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
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