Someone let the cat out of the bag for Nicholas Serota’s surprise leaving present. Tate asked staff to donate towards Nicholas Serota’s leaving present – a yacht! Despite staff being outsourced to companies which don’t pay the living wage. The storm kicked off on social media yesterday.
The five contenders have been shortlisted for Museum of the Year. The biggest prize in museums, the winner receives £100,000, and in a David and Goliath scenario, the tiny Lapworth Museum of Geology in Birmingham will be up against Tate Modern. Also shortlisted are the Hepworth Wakefield, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London and the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Newmarket. The winner will be announced on 5th July.
Front Row British Museum special on Catch Up : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08n1y3f
Damien Hirst makes an expensive comeback:
The V&A acquired a Pussyhat worn at the Women’s March this year for their collection
Previously known as August Rodin’s muse, sculpture Camille Claudel was much more and is to finally be recognised in her own right: