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Weston Culture Fund gives UK arts organisations £30m in relief from 'devastating impact' of Covid-19

Wallace Collection, Birmingham Museums and the MAC Belfast are among more than 100 charities receiving recovery grants from the Garfield Weston Foundation

Executed Chinese prisoners likely used in UK exhibition

Cadavers on display in 'Real Bodies' show were provided by Dalian-based firm known to have acquired corpses from police

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Tearing down troubling statues is not lying about our history—it is removing impediments to truth

The UK communities secretary Robert Jenrick's plans to prevent the removal of controversial monuments reveals his inability to view the past as shifting and complex

Pew! Sussex church may scrap plans to remove historic seating

Moves by parishes to replace pews with chairs for “flexibility” anger traditionalists

Why us? European museums cry foul over second lockdown

Shops remain open in many countries even as museums are plunged once more into Covid-19 deep-freeze

Liverpool Biennial director Fatos Üstek resigns after run-in with board of trustees

Two trustees, the artist Fiona Banner and the art lawyer Jon Sharples, also stepped down in support

Somerset House to dig into its colonial past

Move follows release of National Trust’s slavery report, which was accused of following a ‘woke agenda’

London galleries to accommodate collectors ‘by appointment’ during second coronavirus lockdown

Some dealers say they will continue to hold private viewings for buyers, while opening hours are extended in the West End tonight

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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

Nearly 450 heritage rescue grants announced from UK's £1.57bn cultural bailout fund

First funding round hailed as a "lifeline" for heritage sites and specialists reeling from the pandemic, but job losses continue

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In pictures: lost world barely touched by industrial revolution captured in first photographs of Sussex

Album by Thomas Honywood, pioneer of photography in England, will be auctioned on 28 October

Remains of 'tall and robust' Anglo Saxon warrior found by amateur detectorist in UK

The 'Marlow Warlord' was buried with his weapons and luxuries for 1,400 years

Inside The Box: Plymouth’s £48m bid for cultural revival

Pandemic scuppers city’s celebrations of Mayflower anniversary and hopes for tourist crowds—but flagship museum project opens against the odds

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Banksy loses trademark battle over his famous Flower Thrower image

The street artist opened a pop-up shop in Croydon last year in a bid to protect his image rights, but was found to have “acted in bad faith”

Oxford museum removes 'racist' shrunken heads from display after 80 years

Exhibiting Tsantsas "reinforced racist and stereotypical thinking that goes against the museum’s core values,” says the Pitt Rivers Museum's director

‘Living museum’ of British-Somali heritage heads to east London

Crowdfunded space aims to preserve community archive and support emerging artists

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Ten tips to get Arts Council funding, according to an expert

What cultural institutions in England need to know before applying for the government's £1.57bn rescue package

Bristol creatives fundraise for new boat venue championing black artists

“There has been a stigma around the harbour which needs to be decolonised,” says project co-founder

UK government approves banknote designs featuring ethnic minority pioneers

Founder of advocacy group championing BAME figures says she is “tackling statues, artwork and signage next”

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So we’re bringing down statues—but what kind of monuments would we like to see instead?

Perhaps the time has come to remove the plinth and stop celebrating individual heroes

Pests run amok as UK museums struggle with lockdown

Limited capacity and undisturbed venues create ‘playground’ for vermin

Four billboards outside Hull, England: art project commemorates sex workers who have died

Collective of former sex workers and the artist duo Henry/Bragg are behind the installation

Martin Parr’s resignation from photo festival sparks ‘cancel culture’ debate

How industry elites are treated, and how historical photographs are viewed, now under the microscope in wake of anti-racism campaign

UK museums face far bigger revenue drop than reported

Creative Industries Federation originally estimated a coronavirus fall of only 9%, but now says it will be 45%

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The problem with Marc Quinn's Black Lives Matter sculpture

Racism runs far deeper than representation, says the artist Thomas J. Price

Marc Quinn's Black Lives Matter sculpture removed by Bristol council

Statue that replaced toppled monument to slave trader Edward Colston has polarised opinion

Marc Quinn sculpture of Black Lives Matter activist replaces statue to slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol

Installed overnight, the work depicts local resident Jen Reid who was photographed on the site when the monument was toppled last month

UK museum leaders distance themselves from controversial Creative Industries Federation's report on coronavirus impact

The Art Newspaper questions the federation’s 9% fall in revenue this year, suggesting it is more likely to be around 50%

'Tender, gentle and creative soul': outdoor exhibition in west London pays tribute to artist Khadija Saye who died in Grenfell fire

Unveiled by Tottenham MP David Lammy today, the show also marks the launch of an arts mentor scheme in Saye’s name