Outset: curators pick four, Frieze donates two more

Tate director convinces Frieze to help round up acquisition figures

Published online: 15 October 2014

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Studio of coal miner and artist acquired by County Durham museum

Beamish plans to recreate Norman Cornish’s studio

Published online: 07 October 2014

How the Wedgwood Collection was saved

As fundraising appeal hits its target, there are lessons to be learned for other collections held in trust

Published online: 03 October 2014

Reina Sofía museum announces major loan from Spanish gallerist

Soledad Lorenzo plans to leave 385 works with the Madrid institution

Published online: 18 September 2014

Georgia O’Keeffe Museum to sell three paintings to fund future acquisitions

Work that hung in the White House estimated to bring in at least $10m

Published online: 12 September 2014

Napoleonic cabinet secured by V&A

The rare display for ceremonial medals was saved from export through a £534,000 fundraising campaign

Published online: 11 August 2014


Funds needed to purchase a very special Virgin of Sorrows

The Fitzwilliam Museum’s campaign to raise the funds to acquire The Virgin of Sorrows (Mater Dolorosa), around 1670-75, is going...

Come fly with me

What’s better than taking a private plane to the art-filled desert town of Marfa, Texas? Travelling with a companion who also happens to be...

Jeff's Valentine for Crystal Bridges

It lifts the soul on Valentine's Day to see Jeff Koons's Hanging Heart (Gold/Magenta) newly installed at the Crystal Bridges Museum...


Paris Photo 2012: Recent museum acquisitions

We spoke to the head of photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the directors of the Fotomuseum Winterthur and Huis Marseille about their approaches to collecting and the stories behind some of their recent purchases.