Economics

Met’s $250m bond offering to fund expansion

Moody’s gives museum’s debt a AAA rating due to “favorable cash flow”

Published online: 21 January 2015

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Artists fight for fair pay

Campaigns in the US and UK want creators to be compensated for exhibitions and productions

Published online: 21 January 2015

Halfway to fundraising goal, Florida museum launches public appeal

Board has contributed nearly $30m towards the Norton Museum of Art’s Foster + Partners-designed expansion

Published online: 13 January 2015

Texan billionaires shell out for $450m MFA Houston expansion

The museum has raised nearly three-quarters of the budget for its new arts campus and endowment

Published online: 13 January 2015

VAT rate on French art reduced from 10% to 5.5%

Direct sales made by artists taxed the same as imports from 1 January 2015

Published online: 06 January 2015

No free entry for Sweden’s museums

The country’s current political crisis has scuppered a plan to drop entrance fees at state-run institutions

Published online: 12 December 2014

 

Californian art world protests LA Times reporter layoff

In a heartwarming show of solidarity, the heads of 15 museums in California have rallied behind the art reporter at the Los Angeles...

 

It's tough in the middle for New York, ABMB 2013

While it's a good time to be at the very top or at the emerging end of the market, the middle tier of galleries and artists are feeling the squeeze. We ask New York's dealers and directors what are the alternatives to the mega gallery system?