15 April 2012

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New Work By Titian Discovered At National Gallery

Thanks to the new research, a portrait of the Italian poet Girolamo Fracastoro in the National Gallery collection has just been attributed to Renaissance master, Titian The painting was given to the National Gallery in the 1920s by the German-born chemist Ludwig Mond, the founder of Imperial Chemical Industries. The work was then been believed […]

23 March 2012

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Brazil Trumps London & New York Exhibition Attendance Figures

Details of The Art Newspaper’s Museum Attendance have today been released on the web The survey reveals the top ten most attended museums of 2011, as well as detailing a massive growth in museum attendance overall, with the top ten shows of 2011 needing almost  7,000 visitors a day to make the cut, compared the […]

22 February 2012

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Greenpeace Target National Gallery In Shell Oil Protest

No Oil Painting protest highlights Arctic drilling plans Eight environmental protesters from Greenpeace climbed onto the roof of the National Gallery in London yesterday to highlight Shell Oil’s plan to start drilling in the Arctic circle. The coastlines are home to indigenous people and its waters nurture polar bears, beluga whales and walruses. Shell is […]

23 January 2012

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Cameron Visits Leonardo Despite National Gallery Crisis

PM visits National Gallery Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition, with tour conducted by Sam Cam, amid staff disgruntlement over government cuts While the rest of the UK cannot hope to get a ticket to see the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery, come Hell or high water, such restrictions do not apply to our […]

21 November 2011

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Da Vinci Exhibition Threatened By Security Cuts At National Gallery

Promise of industrial action as National Gallery looks to cut security by half The runaway success of the National Gallery’s Da Vinci exhibition seems to be under threat from the promise of industrial action by gallery assistants over proposed security cuts. Last month over 200 members of gallery staff, including curators, presented gallery director Nicholas […]

9 November 2011

Da Vinci Masterpieces Reunited In London

Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery grants deeply intimate insight into the practice of the quintessential celebrity artist Visitors to the National Gallery hoping to find the Leonardo of Dan Brown novels and printed tea towels will leave this exhibition disappointed. With only 9 of Leonardo’s oil paintings on display, ‘The Painter at the Court […]

7 November 2011

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Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibition Comes At High Price

Taxpayer could pay £1.5 billion if Leonardo da Vinci paintings are harmed during ground-breaking National Gallery exhibition The National Gallery’s Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at The Court of Milan is set to make art history as the most complete display of rare surviving paintings ever held. But while the artworld is all a-flutter with anticipation, few […]

19 April 2011

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London’s National Gallery Goes Green

Twenty years ago London’s National Gallery introduced a new, balanced, warm and cool tungsten lighting system, which was state of the art in the 1990s. Once again proving itself a leader in the area of lighting systems for galleries. Over the next two years, LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting will be installed throughout the Gallery, […]

1 February 2011

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Google Art Project Takes Tate Britain and National Gallery Online

Google, The Internet colossus has now turned its technical innovation to Art. Their latest offering is called, Art Project, a web portal devoted to putting the world’s great museums online. Collaborating with 17 international Museums and Galleries, including the Metropolitan and MoMA in New York, the Uffizi in Italy , the Hermitage in Russia, as […]

8 November 2010

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Museums Denied Access To Private Donations By Treasury

The British Museum and the National Gallery are finding it difficult to access over £50m given by private donors because of changes to Treasury regulations implemented under the last government. The scale of the problem is widespread, as the reserves for all national museums total over £285m. The museums have not openly admitted that a […]