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Museums

Letter to the editor | Necessity, not secrecy, will close NPG’s doors

Nicholas Cullinan, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, responds to criticism about the museum's three-year closure

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Diary of an art historian

Why was the National Portrait Gallery so secretive about its closure?

The London museum will close between 2020 and 2023, but the announcement was buried in the fourth paragraph of a press release

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China

Guangzhou museum given three days’ notice to evacuate before demolition

Privately funded Redtory Museum of Contemporary Art says its forced closure follows “a long period of disputation” with the local authorities

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Parasol Unit

Parasol Unit to close east London gallery

From next spring the foundation will hold exhibitions "in whatever part of the world I feel the dialogue is needed”, says founder Ziba Ardalan

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Art market

Historic Bernheim-Jeune and Fine Art Society galleries shut up shop

A sign of the times, two of London and Paris’s oldest firms closed their premises in the traditional art heartlands of the cities

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Contemporary art

What's next for the Met after its 2020 Breuer exit?

Sheena Wagstaff says the move is part of a “positive, forward-thinking” new regime under Max Hollein’s directorship

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Art market

‘Oversaturated’ Berlin loses two more galleries

Exile gallery has moved to Vienna, while Gillmeier Rech closes

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London’s National Portrait Gallery to partially close for London Fashion Week event (again)

Decision follows a controversial closure in February for Erdem’s runway show

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Interview Magazine, founded by Andy Warhol, folds after nearly 50 years

The publication has recently been involved in a rent dispute, departure of upper-level staff and lawsuits from former employees

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Scotland's pioneering Inverleith House gallery saved from closure

Exhibition space in Edinburgh's botanic gardens has reopened after public outcry

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Openings

David Roberts to close London space and open sculpture park in Somerset

Scottish collector hopes to attract a bigger audience in the countryside than in Camden

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London's pioneering Wilkinson Gallery to close as owners go separate ways

Amanda and Anthony Wilkinson are setting up independent businesses in new locations

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Singapore branch of Pinacothèque de Paris shuts too

Founder blames disappointing attendance on closure of Asian branch of for-profit museum

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Austria’s Essl Museum to shut its doors after 17 years

Contemporary art collection will be kept in storage but there will be no more exhibitions

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Poor visitor numbers forces Madrid museum to close within its first year

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The end is nigh for New York’s Museum of Biblical Art

Unable to afford Manhattan’s astronomical rents, the small secular museum will close in June with its hit exhibition of Donatello sculptures on loan from the Duomo museum