Art Fund

'Rokeby Venus' goes back on show at National Gallery four weeks after attack by climate activists

Velázquez masterpiece required 'conservation treatment to minor damage sustained to the painting surface, and the fitting of new glazing' following hammer attack on 6 November

Art Fund, the charity that helped buy Rokeby Venus for the nation, celebrates 120 years with new campaign

Organisation pledges to back initiatives linking museums with local communities for anniversary project

Wide disparity in museum access among UK school pupils, new research reveals

The Art Fund also reveals a drop in teachers taking students to institutions since the pandemic

UK Art Fund announces £1m grant bonanza to boost diversity and inclusion

The funds will benefit organisations including Glasgow Women’s Library and Studio Voltaire

Recognising what’s special about museums: marking 10 years of the Art Fund Museum of the Year prize

The finalists for the 2023 Museum of the Year award, all of which focus on the importance of community engagement, will compete for a record £120,000 prize

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Scapa Flow Museum: the small museum that records Orkney's pivotal role in both world wars

The collection of naval artefacts in the Scottish archipelago reopened in 2022 after a multi-million pound refurbishment

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Wartime museum on remote Scottish island one of five UK cultural centres shortlisted for world's biggest museum prize

Winner of the Art Fund's Museum of the Year prize will receive a £120,000 award at a ceremony on 17 July


Remembering Richard Verdi, art historian and long-time director of the Barber Institute, who has died, aged 81

An inspirational teacher, charismatic museum director, Poussin scholar and curator, he was working to the end

More than 500 museums launch art project to confront mass biodiversity loss across UK

"The Wild Escape" responds to new research from London's Natural History Museum, which finds the UK is one of the most nature depleted countries in the world


'This is a watershed moment for UK museums—their expanded civic role has never been more vital'

With cuts both to creative education in schools and learning departments in museums, its time for institutions to find vital new purposes, says Art Fund UK director Jenny Waldman

'A model for how a traditional museum can become relevant': Horniman Museum in London wins Art Fund's Museum of the Year Award

The institution was awarded the £100,000 prize—the biggest in the global museum sector—for its attempt to confront its colonialist roots

'As visitors return, the UK’s museums have a new sense of purpose'

The five finalists for Museum of the Year 2022 are changing the world around them, says Jenny Waldman, Art Fund director and jury chair for the £100,000 prize

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Tŷ Pawb: an eclectic Welsh centre that wants to be a home for all—including a sweet shop and a dog grooming parlour

Built as a multi-storey car park, this redeveloped Wrexham centre has found its focus on textiles, artists and local groups and offers children’s play and workshops

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People's History Museum: a place where protests are remembered—and where they begin

This Manchester museum, which has the world’s largest collection of protest banners, is empowering locals

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The Story Museum: a gateway to magical worlds for young readers—hidden in an old post office

From digital poohsticks to Mr Tumnus’s snowy footprints, this Oxford space is a place of great adventures

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Museum of Making: a hands-on community hub that honours—and revives—Derby's Industrialist past

At this former mill you can learn about manufacturing history and make something new somewhere old

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Horniman Museum and Gardens: asking difficult questions about colonialism, race and environmental issues

The south London institution has been examining its complicated history, listening and reaching out to diverse communities

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From migration to Minecraft: shortlist for UK's Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022 is announced

Institutions in the running include Tŷ Pawb in Wrexham and Horniman Museum and Gardens in London

Art Fund to help curators from UK's regional museums to visit London Gallery Weekend

Eighteen institutions from Aberdeen to St Ives have been granted funds to help with travel and accommodation

London Gallery Weekend announces 2022 dates and a new focus on UK regional museums

Last year's inaugural edition saw 140 galleries take part in the city-wide event

CCA Derry~Londonderry: a lifeline for artists in isolation on both sides of Ireland's border

The Centre for Contemporary Art filled the lockdown gap with online conversations and social media takeovers

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Experience Barnsley: a crowdsourced museum in Yorkshire shows how culture can help in the pandemic recovery

The gallery located in the town hall is a true “museum of and for the people”

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From village life to vaccine centre: Museum of the Year 2021 shortlist announced

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry-Londonderry, Experience Barnsley, Firstsite, Thackray Museum of Medicine and Timespan chosen as five finalists for Art Fund's coveted £100,000 prize


UK New Year’s Honours 2021: awards for artists Michael Landy and Denzil Forrester

Former Tate Britain chief Stephen Deuchar is knighted; curator Lesley Fitton and ceramicist Jennifer Lee also recognised

Art Fund launches £1m crowdfunding appeal to help UK museums fighting for survival

After months without income due to coronavirus closures, new survey shows that museums are operating with just 25% of previous visitor numbers


Museums of the year: Art Fund names five joint winners of UK’s biggest arts prize

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Gairloch Museum, the Science Museum, South London Gallery and Towner Eastbourne will share £200,000 award


Five museums will share £200,000 as Art Fund reboots 2020 prize to battle coronavirus crisis

Museum of the Year prize has been changed from £140,000 awards and the shortlist will be announced in October

Art Fund unblocks £2m in grants to reopen UK museums and 'prevent immediate insolvency'

Charity's Covid-19 crisis support package includes £150,000 to launch new network of touring exhibitions