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Alabaster Figure of the Virgin and Child, 14th Century. © The Trustees of the British Museum

Acquisitions of the month: December 2016

The finest new additions to public art collections, from a rare ancient carved gem, to William Orpen’s beautifully illustrated hand-written letters

7 Jan 2017
On Form and Fiction (1990), Steven Campbell. Installation view: 'GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland', at the Scottish National Gallery, 2014. Photo: John McKenzie

Acquisitions of the month: November 2016

The finest new additions to public art collections, from a large group of Cuban art in Miami, to G. F. Watts’ celebrated portrait of Violet Lindsay

8 Dec 2016
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Glenn D. Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art, stand next to Alejandro Otero, 'Colored Lines on White Background' (1950) © 2016 Scott Rudd

Acquisitions of the month: October

MoMA and the Musée d’Orsay are the big winners: they both received landmark gifts from prominent collectors that will transform their holdings

17 Nov 2016

Acquisitions of the month: September 2016

September sees multiple new additions to museum collections, including the Getty’s record-breaking purchase of a Roman cabinet once owned by a Pope and a King

5 Oct 2016
Pietre dure cabinets

Acquisitions of the month: August 2016

Treasures from Castle Howard go to the Fitzwilliam Museum and Tate Britain, while US museums acquire some important modern and contemporary collections

31 Aug 2016
Reclining Nude

Acquisitions of the month: July 2016

Several US museums make major acquisitions this month, while the Bowes Museum gains a rare Dieric Bouts the Elder painting

4 Aug 2016
Step Piece

Acquisitions of the Month: June 2016

Both the Courtauld and the Menil Collection acquire important works by Jasper Johns, while SFMOMA bolsters its already impressive photography collection

3 Jul 2016
John and Minnie Constable looking into the fire ‘All Hallows Eve’ (John Constable, Minnie Constable)

Acquisitions of the Month: May 2016

May’s acquisitions include rare signed etchings by Picasso and photography by the Victorian pioneer Oscar Gustav Rejlander

30 May 2016
Lick and Lather

Acquisitions of the Month: April 2016

The National Portrait Gallery and Pallant House both benefit from the acceptance in lieu scheme, while LACMA gets an impressive new haul

6 May 2016

Acquisitions of the Month: March 2016

Bonnie Prince Charlie makes a triumphant return to Edinburgh, while the NGA add hundreds of works to its huge collection

7 Apr 2016
The James Goldstein House, designed by John Lautner.

Acquisitions of the Month: February 2016

LACMA just acquired an entire house – and no ordinary house at that

3 Mar 2016

Acquisitions of the Month: January 2016

Several museums have plugged gaps in their collections this month, while others have received some extraordinarily generous gifts

31 Jan 2016

Acquisitions of the Month: December 2015

Several museums have received wonderful gifts this Christmas…

7 Jan 2016

Acquisitions of the Month: November 2015

The most interesting and important recent additions to museum collections

10 Dec 2015

Acquisitions of the Month: October 2015

William Kentridge’s gift to the George Eastman Museum; rare Picasso heads to Scotland; NGA Washington expands its photography holdings

5 Nov 2015

Acquisitions of the Month: September 2015

Ivory medallions, Samuel Palmer’s lively letters and Maya Angelou’s birthday quilt have all found homes

7 Oct 2015

Acquisitions of the Month: August 2015

Six of the most significant acquisitions to be announced by museums around the world

5 Sep 2015

Acquisitions of the Month: July 2015

Which major works have made it into public collections this month?

2 Aug 2015

Acquisitions of the Month: June 2015

A good month for women artists: works by Louise Bourgeois, Elizabeth Remington, and Anna Vallayer-Coster are acquired for major museums

1 Jul 2015

Acquisitions of the Month: May 2015

Barbra Streisand donates to LACMA; the Met and the NGA pay homage to Aaron Douglas; SNPG celebrates the Scottish Colourist F. C. B. Cadell

31 May 2015

Acquisitions of the Month: April 2015

Pop art for Chicago; a Duchamp archive for Stockholm; and a Dreamhouse for the Dia Art Foundation

4 May 2015

Acquisitions of the Month: March 2015

Hundreds of Asian art objects go to the Met and the MIA; the world’s most expensive work by a woman artist turns up in Bentonville; and LACMA announces a major partnership

31 Mar 2015

Acquisitions of the Month: February 2015

From the first printed bibles to contemporary Inuit sculpture and astrophotography…

1 Mar 2015

Acquisitions of the Month: January

New year, new acquistions: from Jérôme Bonaparte’s chandelier to an entire country cottage

31 Jan 2015