Acceptance in Lieu


UK government receives record £65m art gifts in lieu of inheritance tax

National scheme gains significance in the pandemic as "a shift away from blockbuster touring shows" will place greater importance on public collections


Tate's Van Dyck show on rocky ground as insurance obstacle may detain several works

Five iconic portraits may not be loaned to the exhibition due to legal anomaly


Official u-turn over Tate's museum status

MLA director apologises as Tate reserves right to decide over national accreditation—without loss of privilege

March 2006archive

Tate is not a museum: Gallery could lose privileges

As it is not accredited by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council due to its deacquisition guidelines

Tate misses out on a Van Dyck portrait of Lucy Percy

Van Dyke painting withdrawn from sale at Christie's.


Lloyd Webber pre-Raphaelite export exhortation

The 300 paintings and drawings in the Makins collection include works by Millais, Holman Hunt, Rossetti and Burne-Jones