The Week’s Muse: 6 September

6 September 2014

A round-up of recent news and comment from the Muse Room

Vaizey promises action on ARR and ivory

Speaking at the inaugural Art and Business Conference, Ed Vaizey said that the government is reviewing its position on the Artist’s Resale Right and liaising with the US on the issue of the ivory ban.

Tough times for the UK’s regional museums?

Apollo’s September Inquiry takes a look at how funding cuts are impacting the UK’s regional cultural landscape. Are museums and galleries outside London hiding behind a facade of good health?

Scottish independence: yes or no?

As the referendum on Scottish independence inches closer, we debate the potential impact a ‘yes’ vote would have on Scotland’s museums and galleries. Would it lead to a loss in funding and, if so, would the Scottish government be willing to increase its investment?

August acquisitions

The art world might wind down in August but this hasn’t stopped some museums from making major acquisitions. We round-up the works joining collections at the V&A, Peabody Essex Museum and the Nationalmuseum Sweden.

What to watch out for this autumn

As autumn comes into view, which events on the art calendar are not to be missed? Apollo picks what’s hot in London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Berlin.


Apollo’s September podcast

This month’s podcast features Isaac Julien, 40 Under 40, and museums in crisis. And speaking of 40 Under 40, this was launched in style at the ICA this week

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