Acquisitions

Napoleonic cabinet secured by V&A

The rare display for ceremonial medals was saved from export through a £534,000 fundraising campaign

Published online: 11 August 2014

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Director of Musée Picasso's diplomacy starts to pay off

Gift promised by artist's daughter will help Laurent Le Bon move forward

Published online: 28 July 2014

Met's modern glass collection transformed by Israeli collector

David Landau and his wife Marie-Rose Kahane have donated 44 Carlo Scarpa works to New York

Published online: 15 July 2014

Duke of Northumberland's family heirlooms head to auction

Roman statue of Aphrodite among items being sold at Sotheby's

Published online: 08 July 2014

A parting gift from a friend

The largest private collection of works by Frank Auerbach has been given to the nation in lieu of inheritance tax from Lucian Freud’s estate

Published online: 15 May 2014

Chinese academy buys Grayson Perry tapestry

Perry's work is the first by a living foreign artist in the museum's collection

Published online: 14 May 2014

 

Come fly with me

What’s better than taking a private plane to the art-filled desert town of Marfa, Texas? Travelling with a companion who also happens to be...

Jeff's Valentine for Crystal Bridges

It lifts the soul on Valentine's Day to see Jeff Koons's Hanging Heart (Gold/Magenta) newly installed at the Crystal Bridges Museum...

Met buys Ritz hotel's uncovered masterpiece

This previously unrecorded canvas by Charles Le Brun, the official painter to Louis XIV, was sold at auction in Paris this week to the...

 

Paris Photo 2012: Recent museum acquisitions

We spoke to the head of photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the directors of the Fotomuseum Winterthur and Huis Marseille about their approaches to collecting and the stories behind some of their recent purchases.