Tag Archives: galleries

Return to donor: Tate to deaccession Bacon archive

Posted on: July 20, 2022 by Joanna Owens

The Tate is to take the unusual step of deaccessioning from its collection and returning to the donor material from the studio of Francis Bacon, once described as the Tate Archive’s most important acquisition ever and suggested to be worth around £20m. The Tate is one of a number of UK National Museums governed by national legislation, whose […]

Conference in London on Valuation of Museum Collections

Posted on: March 25, 2016 by Emily Gould

Those in the museum sector may be interested in attending a forthcoming event at the Natural History Museum on the financial valuation of museum collections. The conference will take place on 22 April 2016 and is called For what it’s worth: Essentials of collections valuation. The wide-ranging programme looks both fascinating and highly practical, covering […]

Orphan Works Update

Posted on: February 1, 2016 by Emily Gould

What do you do if you want to reproduce an artwork but have no idea who holds the rights in it? What options are available to the museum keen to create a new online resource of paintings, but with no record of who owns the copyright? Back in November 2014 we reported on two new […]