Tate Britain brings back labels and rehangs in themes to help audience understand the art

Tate Britain is to rehang its entire collection as it reinstates proper labels explaining what the art is about, it has emerged, as its director says he wants to invite audiences to understand the works properly.

Alex Farquharson, who took over Tate Britain 18 months ago after the surprise departure of Penelope Curtis, said he will be grouping paintings into themes in a bid to improve the audience experience.

Curtis, who departed the gallery for Lisbon in 2015 after five years at the helm, had faced much criticism over her exhibitions, with strident calls for her dismissal described at the time as “verging on a vendetta”.

Her decisions including hanging the Tate Britain collection in chronological order, and overseeing a change in labelling to cut down on information to let visitors interpret more of the art for themselves.

Chris Stevens, curator, explained in 2013: “Your [the audience’s] response is as valid as our knowledge, and this re-hang presents a sort of release for the artist and their work from this encumbrance of academic protocols.” (…)

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Est-il encore besoin de se déplacer au musée ?

Les travaux de numérisation des collections des musées de Paris avancent. 185 000 œuvres sont ainsi consultables gratuitement sur un site dédié. Le nouveau site, qui réunit les efforts des différents lieux d’expositions, a été mis en ligne par la ville de Paris le 04 mai 2016. Lentement mais sûrement, l’état d’avancement des mises en ligne est inégal d’un musée à l’autre, puisque 62 % des 310 000 photographies accessibles sont pour l’instant issues d’œuvres d’art du musée Carnavalet. (…)

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Les travaux de numérisation des collections des musées de Paris avancent. 185 000 œuvres sont ainsi consultables gratuitement sur un site dédié. Le nouveau site, qui réunit les efforts des différents lieux d’expositions, a été mis en ligne par la ville de Paris le 04 mai 2016. (…)

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BBC – BBC Arts – V&A Museum, London: Collecting the world under one roof

V&A Museum, London: Collecting the world under one roofShortlisted for Museum of the Year 201610 May 2016The Art Fund’s Museum of the Year award was created to celebrate outstanding galleries and museums from all parts of Britain. In the third of a series of five articles about the venues that have earned a place on the shortlist, WILLIAM COOK travels to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. From its base in leafy Kensington, the V&A has built an outstanding collection of art and objects from around the world. Eclectic and challenging, these works have inspired many generations of artists – a feat that has made it a cornerstone of British cultural life.

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