The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has opened a major new exhibition featuring world-renowned Mexican artist Frida Khalo's belongings, much of which is being displayed outside of her home country for the first time.
Museums and galleries
Henry Miller Fine Art will be hosting an Open House weekend at its home gallery in Walthamstow, on 23 and 24 June.
While Henry Miller regularly exhibits at galleries in central London (the next show will be in October), this is a rare chance for art lovers and collectors to view his collection in the more personal setting of his beautifully restored Victorian home, which lends itself perfectly to be a gallery. By placing the works within his own home, Henry gives potential buyers a better sense of what a picture will look like within their own domestic setting.
The Great Exhibition of the North takes place from 22 June to 9 September, 80 days of amazing exhibits, live performances, displays of innovation, new artworks and magical experiences. The Exhibition will tell the inspiring story of the North of England and how its innovators, businesses, artists and designers have shaped our present and are inspiring our future.
Some highlights from each of the trails and hubs throughout the three months include:
Japan House will open to the public on 22 June 2018. It will be the new, London home for Japanese creativity and innovation.
Japan House London will provide authentic and surprising encounters with the very best in art, design, gastronomy, innovation and technology, allowing visitors a deeper appreciation of Japanese culture.
Museums in Cornwall, Glasgow, Hull, London and Weybridge have been nominated by Artfund for Museum of the Year 2018, the world's biggest museum prize and the UK's largest arts award.
The award "celebrates innovation and exceptional achievement" in museums and galleries across the UK. The winner will receive £100,000 and each finalist will receive £10,000 towards their future activity.
The nominees are:
Museums and art galleries can now apply for grants of up to £300,000 from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and Wolfson Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund 2018-20.
Eligible organisations will be able to use the money on capital projects aimed at improving the display and accessibility of their collections.
The deadline for applications is 31 August 2018.
The Association of Independent Museums (AIM) has reelased a new series of free and simple online PDF guides to support Trustees and Boards of UK museums and heritage sites with practical advice and tips on good governance.
The guides include:
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has published a report, Culture is Digital, that makes commitments to finding ways of giving culture organisations access to cutting-edge technology and digital skills training.