Posts tagged "Director's blog"

Looking forward to new ways of working

13 March 2017

A full-scale Museums Review, the late awards from the Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund, and new directors at both Tate and the V&A – the start of spring augurs well for the arts, writes Stephen Deuchar

How to choose a winner

31 August 2016

The judges’ decision to award Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 to the Victoria and Albert Museum derived from the convictions of a group, rather than from a strategy, says Stephen Deuchar in his Art Quarterly column.

Tate’s new power house

7 June 2016

The Switch House, the extension to Tate Modern that opens on 17 June, responds magnificently to London’s appetite for international modern and contemporary art, writes Stephen Deuchar.

Funding remains perilous for most of the UK’s museums

1 March 2016

The Art Fund cannot give direct help to every museum and gallery under threat, but we will lobby wherever and whenever we can to stop closures and crises – as can its members, says our director, Stephen Deuchar, in his Art Quarterly column.

Rembrandt: The campaign that never was

3 December 2015

In his Art Quarterly column, our director writes about our aborted campaign to save Rembrant's portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet and considers the complexities of the UK's art export control mechanisms.

In defence of 'free museums'

2 September 2015

In his Art Quarterly column our director, Stephen Deuchar, considers the complexities of the revived debate over museum admission charging.

On judging Museum of the Year

8 June 2015

Settling on the shortlist for the 2015 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year proved a surprisingly harmonious exercise, but judging such awards will always involve subjective choices, writes our director.

Wedgwood: The power of the public will

2 December 2014

Our director, Stephen Deuchar, reflects on the success of the Art Fund’s campaign to raise funds to ensure the Wedgwood Collection remains intact.

Letter from the Director: In search of ingenuity

5 March 2014

In his Art Quarterly column, Art Fund Director Stephen Deuchar sees British creativity shining on many fronts, and shares his thoughts on Save Van Dyck, Museum of the Year and Edible Masterpieces.

Budget cuts and export stops

5 February 2014

The Art Fund's Director, Stephen Deuchar, responds to a Guardian report about UK-owned works of art that have been sold to private collections overseas.

Regional arts funding: Building a national collection

24 January 2014

The Art Fund's Director, Stephen Deuchar, responds to media reports about the dearth of regional arts funding, and explains how the UK's best-known museums are lending a hand to smaller venues.

In conversation: Stephen Deuchar and Tim Knox

1 July 2013

Stephen Deuchar speaks to Tim Knox, director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge to find out how he got to run this great university museum and the challenges he’s met along the way.

Who owns public art?

24 January 2013

As a result of the continuing question marks over Tower Hamlets Council’s ownership of Henry Moore’s iconic Old Flo, a case which is being contested by Bromley Council, the question “who owns public art” has been rearing its head in recent weeks.

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