On Monday staff at the National Gallery in London will return to work following a strike that lasted 111 days. PCS union rep. Candy Udwin will be reinstated. Securitas has a contract worth £40 million over five years (CLICK ). Will they be worth all the hassle?
“Union members had been on strike for more than 100 days in protest against plans to switch visitor services to a private company. PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said he still opposed privatisation, but had been unable to prevent it.”
A protracted strike by hundreds of staff at London's National Gallery over the outsourcing of some services to the private sector ended Friday, their union said. Members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union have staged more...Show More Summary
Jessica Morgan, Director, Dia Art Foundation, announced today the appointment of James Meyer as deputy director and chief curator. Meyer is currently an associate curator of modern art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Show More Summary
A new immersive learning facility at the National Gallery Singapore will soon open to give young visitors more reasons to cultivate their interest in art. More than 60 children today trialled the Keppel Centre for Art Education?s line-up of innovative programmes designed to make learning art enjoyable and accessible. Show More Summary
In August, about 200 members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union began an indefinite strike, which has led to “limited public access” to some areas of gallery. “I’m very hopeful that the strikes will come to an end quite quickly,” director Gabriele Finaldi said at his first press conference on Tuesday. “I think […]
This year’s LA Black Coal National Enduro in Lynnville, Indiana, was one of the most eventful races of the year; with AirGroup Racing’s Ryan Sipes getting his first career national enduro win. On top of that, FMF/KTM’s Kailub Russell wrapped up his first career national enduro title one race early. Show More Summary
Four of Scotland's most prominent documentary photographers have come together to show new and recent work in a fascinating major exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery this autumn. The Ties that Bind is the brainchildShow More Summary
The strike of staff at The National Gallery in London has reach 100 days. It began as a strike against privatisation and a demand for a living wage, then escalated when PCS union rep. Candy Udwin was unlawfully sacked for arguing the union case. Show More Summary
A strike that has kept parts of the National Gallery in London shut for months passed the 100-day mark on Thursday, causing confusion among some visitors to one of Britain's premier cultural attractions. The museum on Trafalgar Square...Show More Summary
Still Life with Peacock Pie, Pieter Claesz In the National GAllery of Art, DC, with zoomable or downloadable image, also downloadable image on Wikimedia Commons. It’s interesting to compare this large (30,51inches, 77x129cm), sumptuous still life to a similar composition in the collection of the Rijksmuseum that I featured previously, Still Life with a Turkey […]
hildegardavon: Rupert Bunny, 1864-1947 The rape of Persephone, ca.1913, oil on canvas, 54,4x81,1 cm © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Inv. NGA 76.104
Here's an amazing rare film footage of the National Gallery and Trafalgar Square, London from 1910.
A rare and significant painting by one of the key Scottish women artists set to feature in the upcoming exhibition Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965 has been acquired by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Show More Summary
Artemis Gallery will launch its busy fall auction season with a Thursday, Sept. 24 online auction led by Part II of the late James Caswell?s collection. Caswell was an artist, National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and respected owner of Historia Antiques in Santa Monica, California. Show More Summary
The piece is made of Exxon, Shell, BP, and Mobil oil cans, but overnight, the local gallery staff had them secretly changed to Petronas labels. Though this violates the contract, I decided to keep the piece in the show because of the...Show More Summary
'For more than 30 years Carrie Mae Weems has made provocative, socially motivated art that examines issues of race, gender, and class inequality. Often producing serial or installation pieces, her conceptually layered work employs a variety of materials including photographs, text, fabric, sound, digital images, and most recently, video. Show More Summary
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has lent one of its great treasures?Johannes Vermeer's Woman in Blue Reading a Letter (c. 1663)?to the National Gallery of Art in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the landmark Johannes Vermeer exhibition,...Show More Summary
BBC Two is to inflict Simon Schama on its viewers in a new five-part series beginning on 30 September: Simon Schama’s Face of Britain (CLICK). The accompanying exhibition has already opened at the National Portrait Gallery in London....Show More Summary
Alexander Gardner took breathtaking photos of the most violent and contentious period in American History, from the Civil War through westward expansion before quitting abruptly to sell insurance.