Fundraising

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Deaccessioning

Cranach, Courbet and Corot: a closer look at what the Brooklyn Museum is selling off

The institution is deaccessioning its only Cranach and 11 other works to finance care of its collection

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Beirut

Emergency fund launched in aid of Beirut's devastated art community

Belgian non-profit Mophradat says that 100% of the money raised will support individual artists and arts organisations

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Art education

San Francisco Art Institute says it is reinstating degree programmes

Decision follows the resolution of contract disputes with tenured faculty and an infusion of funds

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Black Lives Matter

Where to buy works of art to support anti-racism causes

Artists and galleries have been raising money to help charities and funds in the wake of the George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests

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Museums & Heritage

What would you do to keep your museum afloat? The Garden Museum director is swimming 50 miles in the Atlantic Ocean

The swim from Cornwall to the Isles of Scilly aims to raise £100,000 for the London museum, which is planning shows on Derek Jarman and Lucian Freud

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Fundraising

Artist Katie Paterson raises money for domestic abuse victims at risk during coronavirus outbreak

For a charitable donation, the Scottish visual artist is selling 1,000 digital copies of one of her books based on the universe

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coronavirus

Institutions stand to lose millions as spring fundraisers are cancelled and postponed

Due to losses caused by the coronavirus epidemic, the American Alliance of Museum estimates that one-third of the now shut museums will not be able to reopen without financial assistance from the government

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Art exports

Will the V&A buy this £7 million roundel?

Export license could be extended until November

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Alexander Calder

Calder on sale for research fundraiser

Yellow Crinkly will support biological research at the American Mayo Clinic

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May 2013

Starry night for Tate in New York: celebrity friends help museum fundraise in style

Sarah Jessica Parker and the mysterious Tate Americas Foundation raise money for Latin American acquisitions

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Green light for V&A to expand underground

Design includes a courtyard and new entrance

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Tate Britain

Tate Britain to be transformed in £45m project aimed to protect the works and please the guests

Millions needed to stop leaks, control humidity and open up the rotunda of the Victorian building

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February 2010

French institutions have lost their integrity by relying on private sponsors, leading fundraiser says

Longtime arts and heritage patron Olivier de Rohan denounces the increasing influence of external bodies on museums' creative decisions

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Churches

Vermont Church to sell Tiffany window for the homeless

Unless they find themselves subject to divine miracle

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Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A sets sights on rare hunting horn

£3.3m required for export-delayed object

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Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A proposes underground galleries

Exhibition space will occupy area originally designed for abandoned Spiral project

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Tate Modern

Tate Modern extension snubbed by Lottery Fund

The request was rejected as a 'low priority', with concerns about 'deliverability'

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Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A to unveil new galleries next year

The museum has spent £120m on FuturePlan projects

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Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney’s billionaire chairman of trustees steps down

Leonard Lauder’s decision to leave the institution coincides with launch of $680m fundraising campaign

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Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A needs £1.1m to keep Baroque cabinet in the UK

It was reassembled and sold after part of it was discovered in a pizzeria

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Moderna Museet

Government gives Stockholm museum $750,000 to buy art by women

Following gifts by private donors

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Tate

Tate to launch campaign to buy Turner’s Blue Rigi for £5m–the highest price it has ever paid for a work of art

The gallery is hoping to display all three Rigi watercolours in January, uniting them for the first time

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Museums & Heritage

News from the US: Bush and Blair go under the (sledge) hammer, the Whitney suffers loan woes, and Rakowitz can't get a date

Tate’s US patrons applaud the destruction of cake effigies, while MoMA makes life difficult

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Tate

Tate struggles to attract money for acquisitions

A year ago the gallery launched a campaign to raise £100 million. Since then, £50,000 has been pledged from donors

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Fundraising

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

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Fundraising

National Audit Office Report: Decline in museum fundraising, while Tate outperforms other London museums

The breakdown of museum funding is now available

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National Gallery reaches out to the underprivileged in bid to save Raphael from export

“The Madonna of the pinks” may have been painted for a nun in Perugia

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September 2000

How top British museums woo US donors

The Royal Academy, Tate, British Museum and National Gallery are all raising money successfully in the States, where 600,000 households report income exceeding $5m

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Tate Modern

Funding the Tate: A £134 million achievement

With £6 million a year to raise, the budget of Tate Modern will require constant effort

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Tate

How to raise £166 million for the Tate: “Money follows energy”

The museum’s low-profile fundraising has achieved the biggest capital sum ever for a UK museum, but who is to pay for the running costs?

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Conservation & Preservation

A campaign is underway to raise funds for the conservation of Sir George Gilbert Scott’s metalwork masterpiece, the Hereford Screen

Since its removal from Hereford Cathedral over three decades ago, it has languished in store, slowly deteriorating.

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December 1990

Time for a whip-round: Indiana Jones’s bull whip on sale to raise funds for Institute of Archaeology's new centre

The prop is is one of the star lots in Christie’s South Kensington's Film and Entertainment sale