'Where is the champion within UK government for a vigorous, independent visual arts sector?'
The culture sector is being relegated to the ranks of "indoor entertainment"
Keep your distance, former culture ministers warn UK government
Independence of museums and heritage bodies is at risk, say Ed Vaizey and Chris Smith, as Johnson’s government pushes ‘anti-woke’ agenda
Are museums as Covid-risky as saunas? Culture leaders outraged over late reopening of English art spaces
Commercial galleries, non-essential retail, and even gyms have been given the green light to open before museums under the UK government's "roadmap" to lift coronavirus restrictions
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Officials confirm: museums in England can reopen from 17 May under Boris Johnson’s lockdown roadmap
Commercial galleries will be permitted to open from 12 April under the new plan to gradually lift Covid-19 safety measures
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Is the UK seeing the emergence of a ‘Godfather approach’ to arts funding?
Culture secretary Oliver Dowden has been ignoring the arm's length principle and offering museums unsolicited advice
'Be commercially minded or lose future funding': UK government's threat puts museums in peril
In a letter leaked to The Art Newspaper, the culture minister Oliver Dowden tells directors they must raise their own funds during the pandemic—but how?
UK government finally announces details of its £1.5bn funding support package for the arts
Museum trusts in Birmingham and York warn job cuts are in the pipeline
UK may become 'cultural wasteland' after government's failure to provide funding quickly, says parliament report
MPs say £1.5bn government support package for the arts sector is “too little too late”
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UK's historic houses fight for survival post-lockdown after financial crash
Heritage organisations such as the National Trust rely on visitors for most of their income—but they have been staying away
Museums still under financial pressure despite UK’s £1.57bn rescue package for the arts
National cultural institutions and English Heritage will receive £100m, making up half the losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic
UK government appoints commissioner to get culture sector 'back up and running'
Neil Mendoza is heading up a taskforce to help revive the arts after the coronavirus pandemic
Cabinet reshuffle: Oliver Dowden appointed new UK culture secretary
The Conservative MP for Hertsmere in Hertfordshire replaces Nicky Morgan
The UK's culture secretary conveyor belt: who will be next?
As the election looms this month and Nicky Morgan announces she is standing down, the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport prepares for its latest secretary of state
Tate Modern gets £50m towards new extension from the government
The generous contribution is the highest made to a cultural project in 10 years
Tate aims to increase ethnic minority visitors
In the current funding agreement with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the gallery’s “Diversity strategy” is described as a “key priority”
Will Reynolds’ Archers stay in the UK? A look at Tate's fundraising efforts and the effects of the Waverley Criteria
Tate needs over £2 million to buy the £3.2 million painting from an overseas buyer
Government policy: The new people in charge
What changes the election have wrought