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Ivan Hewett: “Everywhere you look in Europe – and beyond – you find a determination to bring the arts back to life”
At the height of the pandemic, it was estimated that between 95 and 97 per cent of the world’s museums were closed. Now, as countries are beginning to loosen restrictions, establishments are reopening.
Playing to the gallery: cinemas and museums to reopen from 4 July
Boris Johnson is expected to announce a further relaxation to lockdown rules today, which include the reopening of cinemas, galleries, and museums from 4 July.
A new direction: Amazon boss to head Natural History Museum
Doug Gurr, the current boss of Amazon’s UK and Ireland operations, has been appointed as the new director of the Natural History Museum.
Ale in a day’s work: Johnson to announce if pubs can reopen
The prime minister is expected to announce whether the hospitality sector can reopen from 4 July in parliament tomorrow. A relaxation to the 2-metre distancing rule will also be discussed.
Coming up Trumps: Tom Petty estate issues cease and desist to US President
The estate of Tom Petty has issued a formal cease and desist letter to the campaign of US president Donald Trump following the use of his song I Won’t Back Down on 20 June at a rally in Tulsa.
Talking Heads “a small reminder of what’s at risk”
Nicholas Hytner had never produced or directed television before lockdown. He confesses as much himself: “I’m the last person you’d come to in normal times to make seven hours of television.” Yet in the midst of a pandemic, the rules are bound to change ever so slightly.
"Prevailing likelihood" that Wirecard missing cash does not exist
The latest development in one of the greatest financial mysteries of our time, the Wirecard scandal, is an announcement that the missing money simply may not exist.
Long Read – Art breakers: destruction and restoration in museums and beyond
Nick Flynn really ought to have tied his shoelaces. His visit to the Fitzwilliam museum would have been markedly different if he had, allowing him to leave with a few postcards instead of causing half a million pounds worth of damage. Then again, some of us learn lessons the hard way.
Going into Labour: party warned they have a "mountain to climb" before 2024 election
Following a review of the Labour party’s 2019 election defeat, it has been revealed that a new leader and the end of Brexit as a key election issue will not be enough for the party to win back power.
Where did it Gogh? : art detective has “proof of life” of stolen painting
Dutch detectives believe they have “proof of life” of a Van Gogh painting stolen during lockdown.
Google Drive has over one billion users
In this week's Leaders Council long read, Ross Hindle discusses Google Drive, Dropbox and just why people are scared of the cloud.
I came, I saw, Ikea: Chain reopens
Prior to lockdown the most complex element of a trip to Ikea was building the furniture at the other end. Now, with new social distancing measures in place, the reopening of 22 stores across England is more complex than building a Havsta ever was.
Time to act: Dominic Cavendish fears for theatres
Far from being over dramatic, the future of theatres, according to Dominic Cavendish, is bleak. Indeed, in his piece for The Telegraph, Cavendish pulls no punches in his consideration of the situation: “here it is: the feared Doomsday scenario is starting to play out before our eyes.”
Country’s debt larger than the whole economy for the first time in decades
Following record amounts of borrowing in May, the UK’s debt is now larger than the economy.