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Crowds flock to revamped Uffizi Galleries

Florence museum unveiled new exhibition space and recent acquisitions

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Conservation & Preservation

V&A refurbished gallery reopens after conservators work on 19th-century plasters

Cleaning uncovers makers’ pioneering techniques and casts new light on plaster casts

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Cooper Hewitt

Smithsonian Design Museum reopens with array of high-tech displays

Cooper Hewitt puts can-do spirit into the house Carnegie built

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Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A Cast Court restored to Victorian splendour

£2m, two year refurbishment to open next month

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Tate

Tate borrows £55m for building projects

Renovations and expansions at both London Tates have been costly, and loans were required to bridge gaps in cashflow

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Museums

Kunstmuseum Basel to close for refurbishment

The museum will shut for just over a year to allow for improvements and additions to its infrastructure

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Victoria & Albert Museum

New V&A gallery focused on furniture making techniques

The V&A rocks its Gothic cradle

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Green light for V&A to expand underground

Design includes a courtyard and new entrance

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Tate Britain

Tate Britain opts for chronological hang with refurbishment project progressing

The galleries are set to reopen in May after funding goals were reached

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Middle East

Arab institute in Paris revamps its museum

The space aims to celebrate cultural diversity in the Middle East

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Funding

Three museums in search of mega-millions for extensions and refurbishments

Despite the recession, the British Museum, Tate and V&A attract major donations

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Original 1860s decor has been restored at the V&A

Victorian collectors’ pictures back on display

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Designer basement extension on the cards for the V&A with new donation pledge

V&A extends down, not up…

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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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Victoria & Albert Museum

V&A ceramics galleries to open in full, while European collection waits its turn for refurbishment

Completion is expected in 2014 or 2015

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V&A plans £120m second phase of renewals

Medieval and Renaissance galleries crown phase one of museum’s “Future Plan”

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10 new galleries showcasing 1800 treasures at the V&A

V&A renaissance

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No, not Madonna the singer in the V&A's new Medieval and Renaissance galleries

How the Victoria & Albert Museum’s new Medieval and Renaissance galleries have dealt with our ignorance of Christianity

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Openings and expansions: Ceramics at the V&A

Over 3000 objects from 2500CB to the present day on display

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Tate Britain

Overhaul of Tate Britain could begin early 2010

The entire refurbishment project should conclude by 2020

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V&A proposes underground galleries

Exhibition space will occupy area originally designed for abandoned Spiral project

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V&A to unveil new galleries next year

The museum has spent £120m on FuturePlan projects

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V&A contemporary gallery funded by disgraced Tory’s family charity

New space named after the Porter family

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V&A steams ahead in fundraising for new galleries

Money comes in, openings on course

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Australian hedge fund trader gives £1.5 million to V&A sculpture gallery

Redesigned space will open in March

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Times stirs controversy over new V&A galleries

Misunderstanding regarding removed objects clarified

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Exhibitions

Watts Gallery needs urgent help to save the charming but dilapidated institution

Hidden in the English countryside, a Victorian time-warp is slowly falling apart

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Museums

How has MoMA prepared for its move from Manhattan during renovations?

The Museum of Modern Art has relocated to a working-class borough across the river while its famous headquarters expands

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum plans £150 million radical rethink of the displays

Among the first tasks to be tackled is the complete refurbishment of the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries.

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The story of a style journey in the V&A's British galleries

The book that accompanies the newly opened British galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum reveals the extraordinary richness of the museum’s collections

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Ludwig Museum

All eyes on the collectors as Cologne's Ludwig Museum opens after renovation

The refurbished and extended Ludwig Museum has opened, with hundreds of Picassos on display and a colour-coded system for requesting sponsorship

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The new director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, Mark Jones, says,“I want to get curators back into the heart of decision-making”

V&A in search of global partners

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Museums & Heritage

The Yale University Art Gallery has brought its 30 year-old decorative arts displays up-to-date, to good effect

Yes, you can show decorative arts and be interesting

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New silver gallery opens at the V&A

Three year, £3.75 million project complete

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Collectors

Collector-benefactor profile: Who owns Sri Lankan, Canadian, cricketing art—and now portraiture?

Christopher Ondaatje has only recently come to public notice with his donation of £2,750,000 to London’s National Portrait Gallery.

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In my opinion. V&A Libeskind too “metaphorical”

A former keeper offers some practical suggestions

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V&A British Galleries delay

£12 million required to complete refurbishment project.

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Museums

MoMA has chosen three finalists for its renovation project

Bernard Tschumi, Yoshio Taniguchi, and a team of Jacques Herzog and Pierre do Meuron are in the running

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Tate Liverpool

More Tate of the North

600,000 visitors a year and £3.8 million from the National Lottery

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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim goes virtual with new high-tech installations

Deutsche Telekom backs struggling SoHo branch

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Victoria & Albert Museum

£25 million needed for complete refurbishment of the fifteen British Galleries at the V&A, now in a sadly shabby state

V&A tackles Britain head-on

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Museums

Possible MoMA expansion as quest for more space becomes pressing

Plans may be afoot to buy hotel next door

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Letters: V&A has 6,000 pieces of glass to install

Installation of new glass gallery postponed for a year

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Columns of glass at the V&A

New glass gallery to open early next year

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Tate

Tate planning a national gallery for the twentieth-century before the twentieth century’s done

Tate makes early bid for National Lottery largesse to expand southward

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New gallery showcasing 20th-century design opens at the V&A

Spanning the history of consumer design from 1900 to 1992, it aims to explore design ideas, techniques and materials as well as individual pieces and mass-produced objects.

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A gallery with a new vision of Chinese art opens at the V&A this month

Daring to say “This is rare and beautiful” in new V&A Chinese gallery