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Gabrielie Finaldi: 'What is the National Gallery if you can’t visit and you can’t see the pictures?'

Museums have a responsibility to the people to protect and share the collection, says the London museum's director

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The Year in Review 2020

No shows: the biggest cancelled exhibitions of 2020

From the saga over a controversially delayed Philip Guston show to an under appreciated female Old Master whose big moment never came

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Prizes

New art prize allows London's National Gallery to tour Dutch masterpiece around UK

Tech entrepreneur Frédéric Jousset wants to shake up long-standing museum models through the ambitious award

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Museum entry fees

London's National Gallery charges £8 for virtual tour of blockbuster Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition

Move reflects how museums could cash in on digital initiatives

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Museums

Friends forever? Museums rely on generosity of paying members and loyalty schemes to survive pandemic

Many UK institutions are hoping members will continue to support them despite limited benefits and recurring closures

Artemisia Gentileschi

Missing out on Artemisia Gentileschi because of lockdown? Here's a video tour of the National Gallery exhibition

As coronavirus forces English museums to close, take a virtual guided trip around the much-anticipated show of the female Old Master with this video and podcast

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Has coronavirus helped unmask the real prices of art?

Plus, JMW Turner at the Tate and John Stezaker on Bruegel

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From the National Gallery's long-awaited Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition to Damien Hirst's career-spanning show at his own Newport Street Gallery

Podcast

Artemisia and Frida: great art, turbulent lives

We take a tour of the Artemisia Gentileschi show in London with curator Letizia Treves and explore a new biography of Frida Kahlo with its author, Hettie Judah

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Exhibitions

National Gallery hopes Artemisia exhibition will inspire public to 'get through the Covid crisis'

Postponed by the pandemic, the show will reveal Baroque artist's recently discovered intimate letters and "unflinching" paintings

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coronavirus

A right royal (socially-distanced) outing to London's National Gallery for the Duchess of Cornwall

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Exhibitions

Return of a blockbuster: delayed Artemisia Gentileschi show to open on 3 October at London's National Gallery

Exhibition will include the never previously exhibited transcript of the Rome trial when Artemisia accused a fellow artist of rape

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Museums

National Gallery will be first major London museum to reopen after coronavirus closure

Visitors will be requested to wear masks and stay two-metres apart from 8 July

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Now stuck in Japanese lockdown, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers will not return to UK until next summer

Londoners will have to wait even longer to see the National Gallery’s 60 touring masterpieces

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Exhibitions

London's National Gallery extends Titian and delays Raphael blockbusters amid Covid-19 crisis

The museum is expected to reopen in July or August

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Second World War

What can we learn from museums during the Second World War?

On the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we look back at how art institutions adapted to wartime constraints, from tours without pictures to child's play

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Exhibitions

Museums wrangle to extend exhibition loans beyond lockdown

Delicate negotiations with lenders are under way to postpone major European shows of Raphael, Artemisia Gentileschi and Christo

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coronavirus

The art world's favourite Easter and Passover images

We asked artists, museum directors, art historians and public figures who love art to pick the images that mean something to them at this time

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coronavirus

'Sadly unavoidable': first major UK exhibition of Artemisia Gentileschi postponed due to coronavirus

National Gallery in London describes move as "unprecedented" and a "tough decision"

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Titian’s poesie: an in-depth tour of 'the most beautiful pictures in the world'

We speak to Gabriele Finaldi about the challenges of opening a show at the time of coronavirus and to its curator about this extraordinary series of paintings. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

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Titian

Titian’s ‘remarkable’ poesie paintings reunited for first time in 440 years

The masterpieces produced for Philip II will go on show at London's National Gallery before touring to Edinburgh, Madrid and Boston

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Discoveries

Newly attributed Artemisia Gentileschi painting of David and Goliath revealed in London

Restored work—with “Artemisia” signature—will be shown by conservation studio during major National Gallery exhibition

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Salvator Mundi

Was Leonardo's Salvator Mundi for sale when it went on show at the National Gallery?

Public collections usually avoid showing works that are on the market, but expert claims the $450m picture was made available to museums and collectors before the 2011 exhibition

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Orazio Gentileschi

London's National Gallery launches public campaign to fund last £2m to buy Orazio Gentileschi masterpiece

The 17th-century painting The Finding of Moses was painted in London for Charles I and represented the birth of Charles II

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Discoveries

Revealed: the story behind the Gauguin paintings buried with a young boy in Tahiti

The artist befriended the child of his neighbours, and had given two paintings for the boy’s nursery

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Brexit

New deadline creates problems for National Gallery's 'Brexit-ready' exhibition schedule

Museum has avoided transporting loans to and from Europe around 31 October “deadline”, but the last-minute extension to next January may cause shipping issues

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Research

Gauguin’s Tahitian lover may be more fantasy than reality

As the National Gallery's exhibition opens in London, an expert speculates that the teenager in his Polynesian works could be a composite of women the painter encountered

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In the frame

Internet supremo Tim Berners-Lee's arty epiphany

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Leonardo da Vinci

'Immersive experience' at London's National Gallery to reveal secrets of Leonardo’s Virgin of the Rocks

X-rays showing artist's original composition reveal that angel and Infant Christ were positioned higher up

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Adventures with Van Gogh

Gauguin exhibitions in Ottawa and London will feature tributes to Van Gogh

Tahitian still lifes of sunflowers are surrogate portraits of his Yellow House friend

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Museums & Heritage

X-ray of Uffizi's Artemisia Gentileschi reveals a tantalising underpainting

The portrait has striking similarities to a recent acquisition by the National Gallery in London

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Art's Most Popular 2019

Art's Most Popular: here are 2018's most visited shows and museums

Fashion continues upward trend in the US, shooting to the top of The Art Newspaper's chart, while the British Museum slips from the top spot in the UK

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Law

National Gallery's art educators owed same rights as permanent staff, London tribunal rules

NG27 group's case is described as first in public sector to address concerns over “gig economy” but museum says there will be implications

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Obituaries

Tributes for the art historian Sister Wendy Beckett who has died, aged 88

Her unscripted commentaries on Rembrandt, Monet and Leonardo da Vinci turned her into an unlikely television star

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Exhibitions

London's National Gallery plans major Artemisia Gentileschi show in 2020

Exhibition of Europe’s greatest female Old Master will include museum's freshly conserved acquisition

Analysis
The Year In Review

From counting muddles to collective cuddles: the art world's highs and lows of 2018

The people, places and things that had a year to remember—or to forget

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Exhibitions

Two become one: Mantegna painting reunited in National Gallery London show for first time in up to 500 years

The upper panel in the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo was only recently re-attributed to the Italian Renaissance master

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Podcast

Van Gogh’s postman didn't deliver: how Samuel Courtauld swapped portrait for famous Sunflowers

In this week’s podcast, hear how the British collector changed his mind and acquired the National Gallery's star attraction

Podcast

Courtauld’s Impressionists. Plus, Armenian treasures at the Met

How Samuel Courtauld’s collection ignited Britain’s passion for Impressionists. Plus, New York’s Metropolitan Museum looks at Armenia, the first country to convert to Christianity. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Art educators take London's National Gallery to employment tribunal in 'gig economy' dispute

Artists and lecturers are crowdfunding for legal fees in bid to win employee status

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Attribution

Leiden Collection shows off two ‘new’ Rembrandts in Amsterdam

Rediscovered portraits are due to travel to Louvre Abu Dhabi in early 2019

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The Buck stopped here

How Tacita Dean 'seduced' her famous subjects to capture their essence

Analysis

The top ten museum acquisitions of 2017

We look back at some of most important purchases and donations that entered public collections this year

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Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson on how his light installation at the National Gallery changes perceptions—in more ways than one

This exclusive extract by the Danish-Icelandic artist accompanies the London museum’s Monochrome show

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Exhibitions

Giovanni da Rimini's images of religious splendour shine in the National Gallery

A Renaissance masterpiece is unveiled, but its mystery remains unsolved

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Exhibitions

Sebastiano and his mentor Michelangelo arrive in London

The National Gallery explores the highs and lows of this prolific partnership

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Peter Paul Rubens

Tate to go for Rubens Whitehall sketch

Valued at £11.5m, the preliminary sketch for The Apotheosis of King James I is now up for sale

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News

Growing evidence that Göring seized National Gallery’s Cranach from its pre-war owner

We uncover the remarkable story of how a US war reporter governed Hitler’s mountain retreat for a day and took control of Reichsmarschall Göring’s collection of stolen art

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Hans Holbein

Holbein's 500th birthday receives international recognition

It is marked by three celebrations in his native Basel and an exhibition at London's National Gallery on his renowned “Ambassadors”