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Long lost families reunited: social media campaign uncovers the links between objects across UK museums

Galleries on lockdown connect online during coronavirus pandemic using #CollectionsUnited

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British Museums

UK museums put £500m projects on pause during the lockdown but plan to carry on

Enforced delay due to Covid-19 could add to millions of pounds of lost income in the sector

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Diary of an art historian

UK national museums could learn a lot from their regional cousins

When it comes to having a historian rummaging in their stores, smaller institutions tend to be more enthusiastic and accommodating

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Museums & Heritage

Southampton's new art space takes over tower of 700-year-old city gateway

Exhibition venue and heritage attraction inside Grade I-listed monument God's House Tower is called GHT

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Appointments & departures

Co-directors step down from London's Design Museum after more than a decade

Deyan Sudjic and Alice Black will leave in January

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Ethics

How ethical can museums afford to be? We ask five major UK art institutions about funding challenges

We find out how mounting public scrutiny of private money could affect the bottom line of London's National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Gallery and the Tate

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British Museum

British Museum to display hundreds of thousands of archived artefacts in new storage facility

BM Arc will provide the institution with 15,628 sq.m to show its objects in greater context and increase public access

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British Museums

Warning over Qatar’s human rights record

UK museums’ close ties questioned after poet imprisoned for 15 years

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Restitution

Ten years after our report, the looted Benevento Missal will be returned to the cathedral

How The Art Newspaper changed the law

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Leonardo da Vinci

Queen to send Leonardos on UK tour

Celebrating Prince Charles' 60th with 10 of the master's best works

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British Museums

Board games: trustees today have fallen out of love with institutions

Does the trustee system need to be reevaluated?

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Opinion

All’s well in the world of museums

A look at the global climate of public institutions

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Cultural policy

Controversy over "ethnic targets" at British national museums

The government wants to set precise goals for the number of ethnic minority visitors to museums and make funding dependent on achieving them

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Restitution

MPs would return the Elgin Marbles: Debates on museum policies concerning restitution requests continue

Restitution guidelines in the UK are changing with the times, but the marbles remain with the British Museum for now