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Tate St Ives among finalists for Stirling Prize 2018

Plus: Regiment museum in Stirling awarded £1m lottery funding | Ancient skulls stolen from church display in Kent | and winners of Write on Art prize announced

19 July 2018

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Tate St Ives among finalists for Stirling Prize 2018 | The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the finalists for this year’s Stirling Prize, which is awarded annually to the architects of the building that is determined to have made the greatest contribution to British architecture. The six contenders are Bloomberg London Headquarters (Foster + Partners), Bushey Cemetery (Waugh Thistleton Architects), Chadwick Hall (Henley Halebrown), Tate St Ives (Jamie Fobert Architects with Evans & Shalev), Storey’s Field Community Centre and Nursery (MUMA), and the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre (Niall McLaughlin Architects).

Regiment museum in Stirling awarded £1m lottery funding | The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ Museum at Stirling Castle has been awarded just under £1m in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Times reports. The museum, which is dedicated to the history of the famous line infantry regiment, hopes to use the grant to boost visitor numbers and improve its programme of exhibitions.

Ancient skulls stolen from church display in Kent | Intruders have broken into St Leonard’s Church in Hythe, Kent and stolen 21 skulls from a shelving display within the crypt, KentOnline reports. Some of the skulls are believed to be around 700 years old.

Winners of Write on Art prize announced | Art UK and the Paul Mellon Centre have announced the winners of the inaugural Write on Art prize, which was launched last year to encourage interest in art history at schools. Around 200 students in years 10 to 13 submitted essays. Gabriele Finaldi, director of the National Gallery and one of five judges, said: ‘It is so encouraging to see such talented young writers in their last few years of school.’

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