Curation

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Digital Age

DIY curating: UK galleries mount virtual shows on lockdown using new digital tool

Art UK's Curations initiative enables “anyone anywhere with internet access” to create an exhibition using the national image database

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Museums & Heritage

The show must go on: what American curators are up to in isolation

How have curators been filling their time while their museums remain closed? Creatively, it turns out

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Exhibitions

How museums are stepping up exhibition design

A wave of innovative exhibition design has graced our museums in recent years. What are the keys to holding the viewer’s gaze?

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Come on in, make yourself at home at the V&A

Elmgreen & Dragset install a house at the Victoria and Albert Museum

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Tate Britain

Praise for Tate Britain rehang

The move from a thematic hang to a chronological one has been celebrated by critics

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Books

Books: How Warburg helped to invent the exhibition—and the curator

The art historian’s collected writings include an illuminating essay drawn from his dazzling, lengthy lectures

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National Gallery

The big hole in Britain’s National Gallery: Bring back the Victorians

The omission of paintings by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood could be rectified by judicious loans

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Tate Britain

Tate Britain opts for chronological hang with refurbishment project progressing

The galleries are set to reopen in May after funding goals were reached

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Artist interview

Interview with Elmgreen & Dragset on staging their newest work: “Actors are playing us, but we might interfere”

The artists on splitting up but staying together and why they are putting their lives on stage

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Opinion

Saving the ephemeral art gallery: The director of Tate Liverpool on preserving institutional history

'History is unpredictable, and we cannot know which obscure artist or minor exhibition may once be regarded as a groundbreaking historical event'

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Victoria & Albert Museum

No, not Madonna the singer in the V&A's new Medieval and Renaissance galleries

How the Victoria & Albert Museum’s new Medieval and Renaissance galleries have dealt with our ignorance of Christianity

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Exhibitions

New Museum show of trustee's collection is an insult to scholarship and curators

Private-collector museums

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Art market

The Art Newspaper discusses the fine line between curating and promoting

It is almost impossible for a museum to mount a contemporary exhibition without the involvement of the artist's dealer

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Museums & Heritage

Director of German contemporary art museum explores his “Carte Blanche” approach to private collectors

“What is often described as the ‘undue’ influence of collectors and dealers is less of a threat than the noticeable tendency for these parties to lose interest in public institutions”

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Museums & Heritage

German museum under fire for ceding control of exhibitions to dealers and collectors

Gallery director says private sector must be courted, not alienated

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Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A opens its £5.4m Islamic gallery

The new display is entirely funded by the Jameel family of Saudi Arabia

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Tate Modern

New acquisitions go on view at Tate

Tate Modern's first rehang includes Marlene Dumas

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Museums

MoMA reveals restock of its contemporary galleries in yearly rehang

Around 50 new works are on view, including 16 examples never before seen at the museum

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Art Basel

New strategy for Art Basel includes the selection of thematically linked works by dealers

Curation will be promoted over serendipitous choices by Art Cabinet, a scheme debuting at Art Basel/Miami Beach

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Exhibitions

Formal situations: Abstraction in Britain 1960-70

Tate Liverpool

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Victoria & Albert Museum

The brilliantly intelligent, new British Galleries should succeed in putting decorative arts and the museum itself back on the map

If architecture is the mother of the arts then this is the whole family

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Provenance research

"The AAM guide to provenance research" by Nancy Yeide, Konstantin Akinsha and Amy Walsh

A guide on how to best investigate provenance with specific emphasis on the specialist problems of the Holocaust-era, solvable using provenance research

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Interviews

Interview with museum director and curator Udo Kittelman: “The curator should never be more important than the artist”

The new director of Frankfurt’s Museum of Modern Art is self taught (he trained as an optician), curator of the German pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale, and passionately involved in contemporary art

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Colonial art

Okwui Enwezor's curation examines the effects of post-colonialism on Africa’s artistic output

“The short century: liberation and independence in Africa 1945-94”, creates a “critical biography of Africa”

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Digital art

What are museums doing to collect, store and show internet art?

Ossian Ward investigates European and US perspectives and the issues of conservation and ownership

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Letters: V&A was not intended to be purely decorative

If there is a museum anywhere in the world which can claim to be the first embodiment of this inclusive, antisegregationist approach, it is the V&A.

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Tate Modern

Questionable curatorial decisions favour words over image in Tate Modern's new hang

Tate: Meeting Place or Museum?

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May 2000

Curator interview: Tate Modern's thematic hang

An exclusive interview with The Art Newspaper about the closely guarded secret: the thinking behind how the Tate Modern has arranged its art

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Tate

Adam Throup on the branding of the Tate

Part of the design team at Wolff Olins, he sums up the Tate's branding redesign

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Tate Britain

Giles Waterfield finds the new mixed hang at Tate Britain unhelpful and bullying

This new curatorial direction suggests museum just a plaything for the staff

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Exhibitions

Interview with Jeff Rosenheim and Maria Morris Hambourg on Walker Evans: At the roots of Warhol

The upcoming Met exhibition presents the whole career of the photographer famous for his images of the Depression

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Museums

MoMA exhibits millennial project as part of change in curatorial direction

In a heterodox view, the museum leaves behind its linear stylistic categorisations in favour of untidier, more subtle regroupings

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Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A Director Alan Borg says, “The idea of keeping museums separate from the trade needs to disappear, particularly for the contemporary world”

V&A edges toward the cutting edge—and commerce

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Victoria & Albert Museum

In my opinion. V&A Libeskind too “metaphorical”

A former keeper offers some practical suggestions

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Europe’s top photography collection now has a permanent gallery. From the dawn of photography to now

At the Victoria and Albert Museum, a single curator, Mark Haworth-Booth, has developed one the four greatest collections in the world

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Tate

A Tate for the 21st century: decisions to be made about the collection remaining at Millbank Tate

With modern foreign art to be displayed at Bankside, opinion within the Tate differs as to how the story of British art should be told

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Exhibitions

Helen Sears’ retrospective at Zelda Cheatle Gallery

Reconstructing the environment

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Exemplary £2 million refurbishment of the silver galleries at the V&A opens this month

Please touch, learn—and enjoy

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Peanuts this ain’t: the V&A's Raphael Court to reopen

Refurbishment has cost £2 million

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Victoria & Albert Museum

The V&A opens first gallery devoted to the history and meaning of ornament

From rinceaux to Reeboks

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Interviews

An interview with Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

“It is impossible to say in advance when photography is an art and when it is not”

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Victoria & Albert Museum

£25 million needed for complete refurbishment of the fifteen British Galleries at the V&A, now in a sadly shabby state

V&A tackles Britain head-on

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Tate

This year's 'New Displays' reveals fresh themes at Tate

A broadly chronological approach with thematic rooms addresses Surrealism, emotion, and history painting

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Exhibitions

Byzantine exhibition at the British Museum provides new insights but falls flat due to missed opportunities

Have scruples over not asking collector/dealers for loans, particularly for underrepresented painted icons, affected the quality of the current exhibition?

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Things are looking up at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Superb new glass gallery opens 20 April

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Victoria & Albert Museum

New gallery showcasing 20th-century design opens at the V&A

Spanning the history of consumer design from 1900 to 1992, it aims to explore design ideas, techniques and materials as well as individual pieces and mass-produced objects.

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Tate

Should the Tate Gallery split?

We asked leading figures in the art world whether the Tate should divide into the British Collections and a museum of international modern art: all but one were in favour

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Victoria & Albert Museum

A gallery with a new vision of Chinese art opens at the V&A this month

Daring to say “This is rare and beautiful” in new V&A Chinese gallery

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Exhibitions

As part of the current re-evaluation of Surrealism, an exhibition looks at André Breton’s works as well as the furnishing of his mind

André Breton: artist, writer, collector, at the Beaubourg

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Tate

Ro-Tate: Tate's rehang success with 1,500,000 visitors in attendance

It’s all change at the Tate Gallery, as part of Nick Serota’s policy of rotating the collections

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Museums & Heritage

In memoriam: the V&A’s role in the study of historic houses

Care of Ham House and Osterley Park to be taken over by the National Trust

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Interviews

Interview with Jacques Derrida: The Philosopher sees (or doesn’t see)

Discussing “Memories of a blind man – the self-portrait and other ruins” and his choice of drawings for the exhibition in the Hall Napoleon of the Louvre, from 26 October until 21 January 1991