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In their own words: Why the £2.75 million bid to save Wedgwood Collection must succeed

Wedgwood Museum Director Gaye Blake-Roberts, Design Critic Alice Rawsthorn, Stoke-on Trent MP Tristram Hunt and the V&A's Tim Reeve on the Wedgwood appeal.

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Art Fund launches public appeal to save £15.75 million Wedgwood Collection

The V&A will take ownership of the UNESCO-classified collection before loaning it to the Wedgwood Museum if a public appeal can raise £2.75 million in under three months.

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Grayson Perry to portray Chris Huhne, Rylan Clark and more in exhibition alongside Channel 4 show

Who are You?, at the National Portrait Gallery, will portray deaf parents, a Muslim convert, a couple living with Alzheimer's, a young transsexual and Northern Ireland loyalist marchers.

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Five of the best exhibitions from the Museum of the Year 2014

From gun-bearing foxes and dead trees to balancing acts and vast works in bronze, here are five of the best exhibitions to have been held at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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In Pictures: Yorkshire Sculpture Park through the seasons

Take a look at some of the sights and shapes around Yorkshire Sculpture Park, from the great works of Henry Moore to deer parks and temples.

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"Amazing, beautiful, incredible, outstanding": Yorkshire Sculpture Park enjoys Museum of the Year accolades

Thirty-seven years after founding the estate of art, Peter Murray says Yorkshire Sculpture Park won the Art Fund award thanks to its unique qualities.

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Artist Hilary Jack is drawn to dream in gardens of Warwickshire Tudor mansion Packwood

Taking a bygone visitor's remark about “a house to dream of, a garden to dream in" as inspiration, artist Hilary Jack will create three remarkable works in the house gardens.

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London's De Morgan Centre to close as search for new home begins

One of London's treasure houses of Arts and Crafts and Pre-Raphaelite artwork is looking for a new home after the De Morgan Centre in Wandsworth had its tenancy agreement terminated.

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Susan Stockwell unveils work made with recovering soldiers at National Army Museum

Artist Susan Stockwell has unveiled a new textile based artwork at the National Army Museum developed with rehabilitating soldiers.

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Museums at Night Curator's Choice: Grayson Perry's taste tribe tapestries in Liverpool

Aligning biblical scenes with Cath Kidston bags, Grayson Perry's tapestries will open at the Walker Art Gallery for LightNight this May. Curator Pauline Rushton tells us more.

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Grayson Perry and Alan Measles play hide and seek in York for Museums at Night

Grayson Perry heads to York for Museums at Night this weekend to talk about art, throw a few pots, play hide and seek and have fun with his best mate Alan Measles.

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Picture Gallery: Insulting Valentine's Day cards from bygone Londoners

All was not sweet and sentimental in Victorian London. Keep your flame flickering with these accusations of falseness and ex-wives in bottles from the Museum of London's collection.

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"Long and confusing" embroidered rants from a 19th century workhouse join Norfolk exhibition

Found in the attic of a house in County Durham, a large, punctuation-free embroidered panel by bygone stitcher Lorina Bulwer has joined a textile exhibition.

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Edmund De Waal aims to be "skying like Constable" at Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary has revealed details of its latest Sunley Gallery commission, which will see Edmund De Waal tackle the gallery's stunning North Sea vista.

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Grayson Perry's The Vanity of Small Differences opens at Manchester Art Gallery

A preview of The Vanity of Small Difference, a look at class impact on taste, by Grayson Perry in the Manchester Art Gallery.

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