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NEWS | Published June 23rd 2020, 10:10 am

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.

NEWS | Published June 23rd 2020, 9:09 am

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.

NEWS | Published June 23rd 2020, 9:09 am

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.

NEWS | Published June 22nd 2020, 9:09 am

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.

NEWS | Published June 22nd 2020, 9:09 am

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.

NEWS | Published June 22nd 2020, 9:09 am

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.

NEWS | Published June 22nd 2020, 9:09 am

"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.

NEWS | Published June 21st 2020, 12:12 pm

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.

NEWS | Published June 21st 2020, 10:10 am

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.

NEWS | Published June 21st 2020, 10:10 am

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.

NEWS | Published June 20th 2020, 3:11 pm

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.

NEWS | Published June 20th 2020, 11:11 am

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.

NEWS | Published June 20th 2020, 10:10 am

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.”

NEWS | Published June 20th 2020, 10:10 am

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.


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