30 September 2019
Art Fund has joined the National Museum Directors’ Council (NMDC) and Museums Association (MA) in writing an open letter to urge for vital investment in museum collections, highlighting a ‘quiet crisis’ in towns and cities across the UK.
13 June 2019
Applications are now open for the third round of funding from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund, which helps museums and galleries nationwide to borrow major works of art and objects from the UK's national collections.
16 May 2018
The V&A has announced that it has acquired one of the most important examples of British Surrealist furniture ever produced with support from Art Fund.
14 May 2018
An exceptional collection of historic photographs that captures a century of life in Scotland is returning home to be shared with the public.
6 March 2018
From a powerful 18th century abolition painting to the most significant collection of Viking-age objects ever discovered in the British Isles, here are the objects we've helped museums and galleries acquire in the last quarter.
13 December 2017
Sir Edwin Landseer's painting was voted the nation's favourite acquisition of the year from a list of 10 highlighted works of art from a total of 80 works that we helped UK museums buy in 2017.
8 December 2017
From a spectacular 18th century painting by Canaletto's nephew to a grand piano commissioned by George IV, here are the objects we've helped museums and galleries acquire in the last three months.
30 November 2017
The Moving Image Fund is designed to help museums and galleries across the UK collect and share with audiences the work of contemporary artists working with digital media, video and film.
11 October 2017
Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park in Warwickshire are the latest organisations set to benefit from two new fully funded curatorial traineeships.
4 October 2017
The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer, secured with our support earlier this year, set for landmark tour of Scotland.
10 August 2017
From Beamish to the Biennale, curator Hannah Firth tells us about her journey, her inspirations and the collaborative spirit behind Cardiff's arts centre, Chapter.
14 July 2017
The Collections Engagement Officer at Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh talks us through her latest exhibition, working at the dog collar museum, and the challenges facing museums.
7 July 2017
The 18th-century painting is a significant addition to the museum’s collection of works by Wilson, and strengthens the presence of women in its displays.
30 June 2017
The British Museum has acquired photographs by nine artists from across the Middle East with support from Art Fund.
13 June 2017
With Art Fund support, the V&A has announced that it has acquired the Felix Dennis Oz Archive, marking 50 years since the first publication of the revolutionary magazine, Oz.
18 May 2017
Designed for the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey and then lost for over three centuries, four rare sculptures have been reunited at the V&A, revealing clues to their history.
6 April 2017
The National Portrait Gallery has acquired Sir Thomas Lawrence’s unfinished final portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, following a donation by Art Fund and successful public fundraising appeal.
22 March 2017
A beautiful ring enameled with flowers and mounted with a cameo of Elizabeth I has been gifted to the V&A by Nicholas Snowman OBE through Art Fund.
17 March 2017
With our support, the National Galleries of Scotland has acquired The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer.
7 March 2017
Curator of the new Lace in Fashion exhibition picks her highlights from Bath Fashion Museum's extensive lace archives and encourages young curators to stick at it.
11 January 2017
Inscribed for Pharaoh Amenhotep II, dating to c.1427–1400 BC, the box, which is one of the finest examples of decorative woodwork to survive from ancient Egypt, has been in National Museums Scotland’s collections for 160 years.
14 December 2016
We've found five art-inspired gifts that are guaranteed to please this festive season.
3 November 2016
We are pleased to be supporting the gallery's acquisition of Sir Thomas Lawrence's unfinished final portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.
7 October 2016
This Black History Month, we speak to Black Art curator Carol Thompson about the projects she's been working on.
30 September 2016
When the folder of designs was discovered in the Minton Archives, which was acquired with Art Fund's help, a mystery began: to discover which company they belonged to, and what they were for.
1 September 2016
Lorna Hogger shares her journey from intern at the Wordsworth Trust to Curator of Fine Art at York Art Gallery.
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.
31 August 2016
Art Fund remains steadfast in its commitment to Europe and the wider world and will do all it can to support UK museums and their curators as they seek to develop their collections across the world, writes chairman Chris Smith.
26 August 2016
Purchased with Art Fund's help by the Victoria and Albert Museum, this piece is perhaps the best example of French imperial furniture in Britain.
4 August 2016
We caught up with Tim Reeve, the V&A's deputy director and chief operating officer to find out what it’s like to win the prestigious prize, plus get his hot tips for success.
3 August 2016
The chief curator of Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums shares her career highlights and talks about the importance of tenacity in the art world.
15 July 2016
Last week the V&A was crowned Museum of the Year 2016, but our judges were impressed by all five finalist museums – read their comments.
6 July 2016
London's iconic museum of art and design was announced as the winner of the £100,000 prize by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum.
5 July 2016
The curator, who is a recent Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grant winner, shares her career advice and explains why she loves working in Hastings.
1 July 2016
After two weeks of public voting, Jodine Williams wins this year’s contest with a thought-provoking photo of London's Bethlem Museum of the Mind.
30 June 2016
The group, comprised of 26 artists, has been awarded £200,000 by DACS to take part in an ambitious archiving project, with support from Art Fund.
29 June 2016
Find out more about the five Museum of the Year finalists with our Q&As. This time Arnolfini talks about transforming no-go zones, cobblestones and celebrating in 'shipshape and Bristol fashion'.
29 June 2016
One week to go until one of our five finalists is crowned Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016. Which will it be?
24 June 2016
We are deeply concerned about what leaving the EU will mean for culture in the UK.
23 June 2016
The world-renowned photographer has shot portraits of the people behind the five finalist museums – explore them in our gallery below.
22 June 2016
We are pleased to announce that the Duchess will present the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 at a dinner hosted at the Natural History Museum.
22 June 2016
We are concerned about the impact on museums and galleries should the UK leave the EU.
21 June 2016
Two works are coming back to Derby, Wright's hometown, after being bought at a New York auction with Art Fund's help.
15 June 2016
Find out more about the five Museum of the Year finalists with our Q&As. This time Bethlem Museum of the Mind talks blogs, dogs and art deco curves.
8 June 2016
We're announcing the winner of this year's prize in exactly four weeks, on Wednesday 6 July. Watch our films about the five finalist museums to find out why our judges picked them for the shortlist.
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.
1 June 2016
Find out more about the five Museum of the Year finalists with our Q&As. This time Jupiter Artland talks about landscapes green, works unseen and the visit of a queen.
27 May 2016
One month into our search, we're still looking for the most photogenic Museum of the Year finalist. The shortlisted photographs will be judged by renowned photograher Rankin. Here is another batch of our favourite pictures.
20 May 2016
We're in the third week of our search for the most photogenic Museum of the Year finalist. The shortlisted photographs will be judged by renowned photograher Rankin. Here are our top choices for this week.
18 May 2016
Find out more about the five Museum of the Year finalists with our Q&As. This time the V&A talks fashion greats, staying up late and a bed that fits eight.
13 May 2016
Our hunt for the most photogenic Museum of the Year finalist continues! The pictures that are shortlisted will be judged by renowned photograher Rankin. Here are some of our favourites so far.
6 May 2016
We're on the lookout for the most photogenic Museum of the Year finalist. The shortlisted entries will be judged by renowned photograher Rankin. One week into the competition, we pick our favourites so far.
28 April 2016
We are pleased to share the shortlist of five museums competing for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2016.
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.
1 March 2016
As a new generation of gallery leaders arrives, Art Fund chairman Chris Smith analyses the necessary qualities.
9 December 2015
Applications are now open for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year, the world's biggest museum prize.
9 December 2015
We are delighted to announce the six winners of our £400,000 funding programme which aims to nurture and develop some of the UK’s most talented curators.
9 December 2015
From how to keep the winner a secret to what catches the judges' eye, here are some top facts about the prize.
9 December 2015
Five months after winning the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year, the director of the Whitworth, Manchester, reflects on a transformative year and shares some tips for prospective applicants.
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.
26 November 2015
Our director, Stephen Deuchar, responds to George Osborne's announcement yesterday.
21 October 2015
Earlier this year Hannah Jackson won a New Collecting Award. Here she writes about the progress of her project – to build a collection of French haute couture.
16 October 2015
Earlier this year Sara Bevan won a New Collecting Award. Here she writes about the progress of her project, to build a collection exploring war and digital for IWM London.
28 September 2015
The artist describes how museums can forge connections between generations, and pledges his support for the I Love Museums campaign.
28 September 2015
Philanthropists back pilot scheme launched by the Art Fund with Thomas Dane Gallery to share artists’ films with the nation.
3 September 2015
In our new regular feature, we interview a curator about careers, favourite objects and exhibition tips. Andrew Woods tells us how he ended up working with treasure at York Museums Trust – and why it's important to learn from other curators.
2 September 2015
In his Art Quarterly column our director, Stephen Deuchar, considers the complexities of the revived debate over museum admission charging.
19 August 2015
Earlier this year Charlotte Keenan won a New Collecting Award. Here she writes about the progress of her winning project – to strengthen Walker Art Gallery's collection of LGBT art.
17 July 2015
The redeveloped Wedgwood headquarters are unveiled today, including a redisplay of the collection which was saved by an Art Fund campaign last year.
9 July 2015
The Whitworth was crowned Museum of the Year last week, but our judging panel was impressed by all six finalists – here are their comments.
7 July 2015
Last week the Whitworth, part of the University of Manchester, won the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year. To celebrate, we're giving away lunch for two at the gallery's café.
1 July 2015
We're thrilled to announced that the Whitworth, one of Manchester's best-loved art galleries, has won this year's £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year.
30 June 2015
The renowned photographer captures the essence of the Museum of the Year finalists.
17 June 2015
Meet six of the best museums in the UK. But who will be crowned Museum of the Year?
10 June 2015
Public asked to share, sign and snap to demonstrate love for UK museums.
5 June 2015
To celebrate their Museum of the Year nomination, Oxford University Museum of Natural History is sending its iconic dodo from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
1 June 2015
We're announcing the winner of this year's Prize on 1 July. Watch our films about the finalist museums to find out why our judges picked them for the shortlist.
29 May 2015
We're looking for the most photogenic Museum of the Year finalist. After the fifth week of the competition, we pick out some of our favourites so far.
20 May 2015
We have partnered with VocalEyes, a national charity that provides access to the arts for the blind and partially sighted, to create audio guides for this year’s Museum of the Year shortlist.
12 May 2015
Assemble, Bonnie Camplin, Janice Kerbel and Nicole Wermers are nominated for the £25,000 prize.
8 May 2015
We're looking for the most photogenic Museum of the Year finalist. After the second week of the competition, we pick out some of our favourites so far.
1 May 2015
We're looking for the most photogenic Museum of the Year finalist. One week into the competition, we pick out some of our favourites so far.
24 April 2015
We're thrilled to announce the six finalist museums for this year's £100,000 Prize.
14 April 2015
We're thrilled to announce the first five winners of our landmark £300,000 funding
programme, which aims to nurture talented and dedicated curators.
9 April 2015
In the run-up to the General Election, our director spoke to the Financial Times' James Pickford about some of the challenges facing museums in the current financial climate.
6 March 2015
A large collection of works by the illustrator William Heath Robinson has been acquired by the William Heath Robinson Trust thanks to support from an Art Fund grant.
16 January 2015
Our Art Fund curatorial trainees, Eloise and Helen, share updates about their work – including some exciting overseas research opportunities.
14 January 2015
We're announcing a new fundraising initiative to get the public walking for local museums. Get involved!
2 December 2014
The Bureau of the Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacy, a fictional office filled with Surrealist objects by American artist Mark Dion, has been bought by Manchester Museum with Art Fund support.
23 October 2014
A silver-gilt statue of a knight and horse, one of the only surviving items from the 1839 Eglinton Tournament, has been bought by the Dick Institute with help from an Art Fund grant.
21 October 2014
We Are Here, a 2014 video work by Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing, has been bought for the New Art Gallery Walsall with support from an Art Fund grant.
20 October 2014
Time Moveth Not, Our Being 'Tis That Moves, an 1882 painting by the Newlyn School artist Walter Langley, has been acquired by Penlee House Gallery & Museum with Art Fund support.
10 October 2014
A painting by William McKeown, acquired by Ulster Museum with Art Fund support, stars in a new exhibition exploring nature in the work of artists from Ireland and abroad.
3 October 2014
We're thrilled to announce that our appeal has been a great success – two months ahead of our 30 November target.
29 September 2014
The Art Fund and the V&A have launched a two-year programme to teach two trainees the skills to become art photography curators.
2 September 2014
Stephen Lloyd tells the incredible story behind a generous Art Fund bequest made by his cousins Vera and Aileen Woodroffe.
1 September 2014
The Art Fund has launched an appeal to save the Wedgwood Collection – a unique record of over 250 years of British art and history – from being separated and sold off.
5 August 2014
Win tickets to the British Museum's fascinating exhibition, plus a luxury stay at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel.
30 July 2014
A painted wood bust of the Mater Dolorosa (Virgin of Sorrows) by Pedro de Mena has gone on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum as part of an appeal to acquire it.
22 July 2014
The writer, broadcaster and former managing director of the Barbican and BBC World Service argues that the arts enrich lives and boost the economy.
15 July 2014
Yorkshire Sculpture Park was named Museum of the Year last week, but our judges were highly impressed with all of the finalists – here are their thoughts.
10 July 2014
Commissioned by Cardinal Wolsey, taken by Henry VIII, and hidden in a golf club's country house for decades – the four bronze angels at the centre of a new appeal.
9 July 2014
Wakefield's glorious, much-loved Yorkshire Sculpture Park has won this year's £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year.
8 July 2014
Win tickets to see Goldfinger at the Open Air Cinema, plus a voucher for the Chiswick House Café.
7 July 2014
Your votes have been counted and the results are in – William Lawson has won this year's competition with his brilliant picture of Museum of the Year finalist Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
30 June 2014
As David Verey CBE prepares to stands down after a highly successful tenure as chairman, he talks to Ben Luke about his time at the Art Fund.
25 June 2014
Find out more about the six Museum of the Year finalists with our weekly Q&As. In the final instalment, YSP talks famous friends – from Henry Moore to Dizzee Rascal, and Billy, the park's former pet pheasant.
23 June 2014
On 9 July we'll be announcing the winner of the 2014 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year. In the meantime, watch our films about the finalists to discover why they made it to the shortlist.
18 June 2014
Find out more about the six Museum of the Year finalists with our weekly Q&As. This time, Tate Britain talks renovation, transformation and being home to art of the nation.
17 June 2014
Fund great art, get great rewards – a new way to help museums and galleries, and get something back.
10 June 2014
The artist talks to Art Quarterly magazine about her different approach to sculpture and drawing – and her busy exhibition schedule.
3 June 2014
Find out more about the six Museum of the Year finalists with our weekly Q&As. This time, the Mary Rose Museum talks Tudors, toyboys and Timmy Mallett.
3 June 2014
In his Art Quarterly column, our Director, Stephen Deuchar, praises Cornelia Parker, the Museum of the Year shortlist and the response of art lovers to the Van Dyck appeal.
28 May 2014
Find out more about the six Museum of the Year finalists with our weekly Q&As. This time, the Hayward Gallery talks balloons, bees and Kanye West.
16 May 2014
We're looking for the best photos that capture the many faces of our Museum of the Year finalists – here are some of our favourite entries so far.
13 May 2014
Yesterday our panel of judges visited the SCVA in Norwich, one of the finalists for Museum of the Year 2014.
29 April 2014
To celebrate the New Art Gallery Walsall's exhibition of the British land artist, we're giving away a limited-edition print.
24 April 2014
The Art Fund has announced the six museums in the running for this year's £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year, from venerable national galleries to innovative local museums.
19 March 2014
Win tickets to the Barbican's fabulous forthcoming exhibition, plus a catalogue and two cocktails.
13 March 2014
Six original designs for nursery friezes by influential poster artist John Hassall have been bought by the V&A Museum of Childhood with help from the Art Fund.
21 February 2014
A collection of views of Snowdonia by neo-romantic artist John Piper have been bought by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales with help from the Art Fund.
20 February 2014
In his final blog, Dr Xavier Bray from Dulwich Picture Gallery discovers a new avenue of research in his Goya/Gainsborough portrait project, which explores parallels between the artists.
6 February 2014
We've launched a new campaign celebrating all the incredible places that the Art Fund works with. Which is your favourite?
31 January 2014
The Art Fund and the National Portrait Gallery are pleased to announce that the fundraising campaign for Van Dyck's final self-portrait has so far raised £3.2m.
30 January 2014
Mark Titchner's sculpture Plenty and Progress, bought by Guildhall Art Gallery with Art Fund support, has inspired a new contemporary art collection tackling issues raised by London's financial sector.
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.
22 January 2014
The General Director of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum is one of our Museum of the Year judges. He tells us how he fell in love with museums, and explains why they should be accessible to all.
7 January 2014
Two sets of linocuts by Pablo Picasso, made when the artist was 80, have been bought by the British Museum with help from the Art Fund.
24 December 2013
The British Museum and Wiltshire Museum have jointly acquired the Lacock Cup, a silver 15th-century chalice, with help from the Art Fund. Curator Naomi Speakman writes about its unusual and varied history.
18 December 2013
It's been a record year for museum visiting figures, but there will only be one Museum of the Year – applications are now open.
18 December 2013
In our exclusive video, the General Director of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam talks about Museum of the Year and the excellence of British museums.
18 December 2013
Discover the impact the Prize had on the 2013 winner, William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, London.
13 December 2013
Stolen Hirsts, an Iron Age urn, and Austen's £10 portrait sells for £164,500 – we round up the top art stories of the week.
9 December 2013
In the wake of our Van Dyck campaign launch, the Art Fund's chairman celebrates previous successful export stops – from a Manet masterpiece to Jane Austen's ring.
5 December 2013
From a Lego Guggenheim to a palaeontologist-approved cuddly dinosaur, we've chosen our favourite five presents for children who love museums.
5 December 2013
Eloise Donnelly and Helen Hillyard write about their first three months as Art Fund's curatorial trainees.
2 December 2013
Art Quarterly's Editor introduces the Winter 2013 issue of the magazine, and explores the history and purpose of painting, from Van Dyck to Dana Schutz.
14 November 2013
Art collections worth almost £50m have been donated to British collections in the last year, following the introduction of a new lifetime giving scheme.
28 October 2013
Dr Xavier Bray reports back from his Goya/Gainsborough project, in which he uncovers parallels between the two artists; in his second blog, he investigates mezzotints of Gainsborough's work.
27 September 2013
This week, the Department for Culture, Media & Sport reported that visits to museums and galleries in England are at an all-time high.
14 August 2013
Dr Xavier Bray, Chief Curator of Dulwich Picture Gallery, introduces his research project about Goya and Gainsborough, which is supported by an Art Fund Curatorial Grant.
13 August 2013
A £200,000 Art Fund grant has kick-started an appeal by the National Maritime Museum to buy two significant paintings by celebrated British painter George Stubbs.
15 July 2013
Lord Browne of Madingley spoke at the Royal Society of Arts this evening arguing we need to adopt a new model of funding which strikes a balance between state funding and private philanthropy.
3 July 2013
After 22 months of hard work, our two curatorial trainees Henrietta Ward and Philippa Stephenson finally open their exhibitions to the public.
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.
26 June 2013
George Osborne announced today that museums are to receive 5% cuts in 2015/16, however Art Fund director Stephen Deuchar argues investing in museums is essential to economic growth.
25 June 2013
We're delighted to announce that we now have over 100,000 members, making the Art Fund one of the largest national arts membership charities.
13 June 2013
Roger Hiorns’ crystalline council flat has found a new home in the heart of Yorkshire thanks to the Art Fund's support.
4 June 2013
Walthamstow’s inspirational and celebratory William Morris Gallery has won this year's £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year.
23 May 2013
Explore Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows with our interactive image map.
20 May 2013
A cinema truck exploring Titian's Diana and Callisto will tour British festivals this summer, sponsored by the Art Fund.
20 May 2013
Ten finalists, five judges, one prize... the Museum of the Year judges head to Cambridge's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for their final trip.
17 May 2013
The judging panel for the £100,000 prize visited Canterbury to see the House of Art and Knowledge, which reopened last year following a £14 million restoration.
10 May 2013
From pensive statues to tilt-shifted mills, we've chosen another five of our favourite photographs so far.
8 May 2013
The sun shone as the five Museum of the Year judges enjoyed a visit to the tenacious Pembrokeshire museum.
3 May 2013
We've chosen another five of our favourite entries, from bug's eye views to striking shadows.
25 April 2013
The Museum of the Year judges get back on the road to experience the gallery's contemporary art programme and rarely seen works by Barbara Hepworth.
22 April 2013
Our panel of judges continued their whistle stop tour of the 2013 Finalists with a visit to Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London.
21 April 2013
The judging panel for this year's Museum of the Year award have visited Walthamstow to explore the recently renovated William Morris Gallery.
14 March 2013
After 10 years of campaigning for there to be more ways to encourage giving to museums, the government's Cultural Gifts Scheme has finally gone live.
19 February 2013
The transfer of the late Sir Denis Mahon’s collection of 57 Italian Baroque paintings into museums and galleries across the UK has been completed through the Art Fund.
7 February 2013
Earlier today Michael Gove issued a statement announcing the abandonment of his plans to replace GCSEs with the EBacc (English Baccalaureate certificate), admitting it was a ‘bridge too far’.
30 January 2013
It's the final countdown as our two curatorial trainees Henrietta Ward and Philippa Stephenson work towards their summer exhibitions in Newcastle and Manchester.
10 January 2013
The first painted portrait of The Duchess of Cambridge has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery, with support from the Art Fund.
19 December 2012
Following discussions with the Art Fund, the London Borough of Bromley has written to Tower Hamlets Council to assert ownership of Henry Moore’s Draped Seated Woman following significant new evidence.
18 December 2012
An experienced and passionate panel of judges will decide the ten finalists and crown the winner of the £100,000 prize for Museum of the Year.
17 December 2012
The Art Fund has helped the Garden Museum in London purchase Portrait of a Black Gardener by Harold Gilman at auction.
12 December 2012
Artist Bob and Roberta Smith leads a group hug at Leeds Art Gallery in support of the Save Old Flo campaign.
20 November 2012
After years of campaigning for there to be more ways to encourage giving to museums, we’re thrilled that the government’s new Cultural Gifts Scheme will launch at the end of the year.
9 November 2012
Leading art-world figures took part in an illuminating conference on the UK’s role in a vastly expanding art world.
1 November 2012
The fundraising appeal to help the Fitzwilliam Museum acquire Poussin's 'greatest' painting has succeeded, thanks to a substantial Heritage Lottery Fund grant and major public support.
11 October 2012
The Art Fund is working with the National Museum Directors' Council (NMDC) and research consultants Britain Thinks to understand why so few museum goers donate when visiting museums – and discover what will motivate them to give in future.
5 October 2012
The Art Fund has helped Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery buy a Joshua Reynolds portrait of Dr John Ash, co-founder of the city's General Hospital.
27 September 2012
As they approach the end of their first year of training, Henrietta Ward and Philippa Stephenson update us on their time in the Art Fund's curatorial scheme.
13 September 2012
Chairman David Verey reveals how the Art Fund is working to safeguard this unique collection.
3 September 2012
The Art Fund has helped Wolverhampton Art Gallery buy a portrait of Marilyn Monroe by Pauline Boty ahead of a major exhibition of the British Pop artist's work.
13 August 2012
In the third installment of his blog, curator Ben Harman talks Loch Ness and the latest exhibition at GoMA...
6 August 2012
Edouard Manet's charming painting, Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus, has been bought by the Ashmolean Museum following an eight month campaign and a large grant from the Art Fund.
2 August 2012
Spanning from wall to wall of the William Morris Gallery's new exhibition space, Grayson Perry's Walthamstow Tapestry is a magnificent sight: bold, rich and relevant.
14 June 2012
Rachel Whiteread's beautiful commission for the Whitechapel Gallery façade, created with Art Fund support, has been unveiled in East London.
9 February 2012
The Art Fund is supporting a new commission by Rachel Whiteread for the facade of East London's Whitechapel Gallery...
24 January 2012
Henrietta Ward and Philippa Stephenson began their ArtFunded traineeships with the National Gallery in October 2011 and here give us an update on how its gone so far.