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Conservation

Portrait believed to be Mary, Queen of Scots discovered beneath 16th-century painting

Figure found using X-ray photography during research by National Galleries of Scotland and the Courtauld

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Germany stumps up €400m for Prussian palaces and parks

Funding will benefit Potsdam’s Sanssouci and Berlin’s Charlottenburg palaces

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Royal Academy of Arts lifts Burlington Gardens veil with end of revamp in sight

Façade restoration nears completion in project to unite the RA campus in time for 250th anniversary in 2018

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Museums

How departing director Perdita Hunt saved the Watts Gallery from near death

She led a seven-year, £10m project to restore the buildings, rehang the galleries and conserve the collection

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Fundraising campaign launched to transform Sidney Nolan’s UK home into an art centre

His trust needs £2.3m to create artists’ studios and a permanent gallery devoted to the 20th-century Australian painter

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Emergency repair work to Buckingham Palace’s State Dining Room nears completion

Reopening set for summer but complete overhaul of palace costing £369m will take a decade