Museums are finding new ways to make money but the National Gallery decided they wanted to sleep on it.
Family, Landscape, and Race in Sally Mann’s Photographs
Mann’s historical and social explorations are anchored in her embrace of her identity as a Southerner.
Changes on the Land: 19th-Century American Photography East of the Mississippi
East of the Mississippi highlights how early photographic efforts homed in on Americans’ leisure pursuits, particularly travel to popular getaway spots such as Niagara Falls and New England’s White Mountains.
A Naughtier, Contemporary Take on Old Masters Debauchery
In direct response to scenes of mythical debauchery depicted in paintings by Titian and Poussin, George Shaw uses the woodland backdrop to imagine the morning after.
Marveling at Goya’s Haunting Portraits
LONDON — When was the last time you saw a survey of one artist that could dispel completely the need for filler?
Staffers Start Indefinite Strike at London’s National Gallery
Today, members of the UK’s Public and Commercial Services Union commenced “indefinite strike action” at London’s National Gallery in a protest against the museum’s ongoing privatization plans.
UK Institutions Relying Less on Corporate Sponsorship
In January, many were surprised to find that BP’s controversial sponsorship of Tate Britain represented a relatively small slice of its overall funding.
At London’s National Gallery, Staffers Strike and Visitors Carry On
LONDON — On February 4 from 9 to 11 am the National Gallery of London witnessed the second episode in a five-day strike by museum staff and members of the Public and Commercial Services Union
On Track to Privatize 400 Jobs, National Gallery Outsources Management of Museum Wing [UPDATED]
On Monday, the National Gallery of London transferred security services for its Sainsbury Wing over to the private security company CIS. The move is the latest in a bitter dispute over the privatization of a huge number of jobs at the museum: 400 of 600 positions, or two-thirds of the museum’s entire staff.
A Fresh Look at Late Rembrandt in London
LONDON — Rembrandt: the Late Works is that truly rare event: a study focusing on an artist whose quality of output is so universally lauded that is fully supported by staggering loans never previously shown in this combination or indeed in the same country.
Will Oslo Save Its National Gallery?
A group of prominent Norwegian architects who have long opposed the Norway’s new national museum building are now speaking out to save the original National Gallery, which dates to 1842.
Museums Should Institute No-Photo Hour, British Arts Executive Suggests
One month after the big news that London’s National Gallery now allows visitors to take photographs, the head of Arts Council England has proposed that museums institute a special hour every day when picture-taking is banned.