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Tate unlocks vaults with worldwide access to unpublished archives of key British artists

The world’s largest archive of British Art - Tate Archive - is being made available online for a world-wide audience as part of the Archives and Access project.

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Art's Halo Effect: Maria Balshaw on the developing art infrastructure in Manchester

As a major artwork by Ryan Gander is unveiled in Beswick, Culture24 hears from the Director of Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth about the changing cultural landscape of the north-west.

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Estorick Collection launches appeal to restore Carlo Carrà Futurist painting Leaving the Theatre

It's been a mainstay of Futurist exhibitions across the globe, but now Carlo Carrà’s 1910 classic, Leaving the Theatre is in need of restoration. The Estorick is launching a modest appeal.

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Conflict, Time, Photography: Tate Modern's powerful portrayal of the lasting effects of war

Working from the time passed since each war portrayed, Tate Modern's huge new exhibition takes Kurt Vonnegut's SlaughterHouse-Five as an initial influence.

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Axisweb artist of the Month: Abstract painter Julie Umerle on precision, chance and Gerhard Richter

Moving to the UK as a child from Connecticut, Julie Umerle was inspired by Gerhard Richter and is intrigued by mark-making and scale. Her works will be seen across the country into 2015.

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Meet the finalists in the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015

Social documentary, portraiture and contemporary art photography feature in a typically eclectic shortlist for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015.

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V&A to deliver the low-down on shoe addiction in summer 2015 show Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

From sandals and high heels to wedges and boots, the transformative power of extreme footwear will be explored in the V&A’s summer 2015 fashion exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain.

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Fans get to play "wondrous" Inside-Out Piano at Brighton Dome's Earsthetic

The public will be invited to play Sarah Nicolls' Inside-Out Piano - a huge upright grand which has its insides displayed and hangs in the air - as part of this year's mini-season, which includes......

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Scottish National Portrait Gallery bags a beautiful Raeburn portrait worth £210,000

A beautiful portrait by one of Scotland's greatest painters, Sir Henry Raeburn, has been given to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in lieu of inheritance tax in a deal worth more than......

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£78 million arts centre The Factory to make Manchester "cultural counterweight" to London

Politicians and the Arts Council are backing a huge artist-led venue at the centre of a creative village in Manchester which leaders say will rival London's Coliseum.

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