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Arts Council launches magazine championing the value of arts and culture

18 November 2014

Create, a journal looking at the value of arts and culture is published by the Arts Council today (18 November). The magazine features a wide range of contributions from writers and artists, politicians to poets discussing the true impact that arts and culture can have on society.

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Culture Minister hopes to keep magic of ‘The Adoration of Magi’ in the UK

06 November 2014

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on a marble relief by John Flaxman, the renowned sculptor who in his youth served as a modeller for Josiah Wedgwood. The sculpture depicts the Adoration of the Magi: the three kings kneeling before the seated Virgin and Child. It will be exported overseas unless money can be found to match the asking price of £800,000.

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Last chance to keep rare 14th century Italian painting in the UK - Culture Minister places export bar on Giovanni da Rimini panel

29 October 2014

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Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on a rare Italian painting by Giovanni da Rimini from the early 14th century ‘Left Wing of a Diptych with Episodes from the Lives of the Virgin and other Saints.’ It will be exported overseas unless money can be found to match the asking price of £5,682,500.

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Constable painting of the Stour Valley acquired for the nation

28 October 2014

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A major painting by Britain's greatest and best-known landscape painter, John Constable R. A., has been accepted by the nation through the Acceptance in Lieu Scheme and permanently allocated to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

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Arts Council England today announces the successful applicants of its £45m Strategic touring programme

21 October 2014

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Today Arts Council England announces the four organisations that have been successful in the latest round of Strategic Touring Programme, receiving a total of £272,367.

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Arts Council England and British Council announce Re-Imagine India

15 October 2014

Arts Council England and British Council today (15th October 2014) announced a new £1.5 million lottery fund to build creative connections between the people of England and India.

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'Mirth becomes a Feast’ but saving prize-winning 150 year old British Sideboard from export will be a serious business

01 October 2014

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Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on a spectacular sideboard - or dressoir - in the Modern Gothic style, standing more than ten feet high and designed by the renowned Scottish designer Bruce James Talbert. It will be exported overseas unless money can be found to match the asking price of £485,000.

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Arts Council England confirms Alan Davey appointed Controller of BBC Radio 3

26 September 2014

Today (26 September 2014) Arts Council England confirms Alan Davey, current Chief Executive, has been appointed Controller of BBC Radio 3

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