Gregor Muir (right), the formerDirector of the Piccadilly gallery,Hauser & Wirth, has taken over thetroubled Institute of ContemporaryArts in succession to Ekow Eshunas Director. It means the 64-year-old ICA, which needed an ArtsCouncil bail-out of £1.2m from theSustain fund in 2009 and had tohalve its staff, has a new team atits head. Alison Myners, formerChair of the Contemporary ArtsSociety, was appointed Chairmanlast October. In 2010, the ICA wasestimated to be operating with adeficit of up to £800,000.ARTS NEWSICA picks former gallery directoras new headJones to leave V&A; Vogtherr to step in at WallaceSir Mark Jones has announcedhe is to leave the V&A inSeptember after 10 years asDirector. He is to become Masterof St Cross College, Oxford. Sir Mark masterminded themuseum's £120m refurbishment,creating the new Medieval andRenaissance Galleries, andpushing visitor numbers to thehighest level in its 150-yearhistory. No successor has yetbeen appointed. The next Director of the WallaceCollection, however, has beennamed in succession to DameRosalind Savill. He is Dr ChristophVogtherr, Curator of Pre-1800Pictures at the Wallace and thecurator of two exhibitions onWatteau which will open there inMarch. Between 2008 and 2010he was also acting Head ofCollections. Dame Rosalind, whohas been Director since 2002 andis a world authority on Sèvresporcelain, carried out majorrefurbishments of the building and galleries in her time andcreated a new restaurant in themuseum's courtyard. Missing paintingssee the light after15 yearsA combined operation byStrathclyde, Lothian and Borders police has recoveredthree paintings, worth £200,000, 15 years after theywere stolen from Glasgowmuseums. The pictures, bySamuel Peploe, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and FedericoBarocci were stolen in 1996 andlately offered for sale on the blackmarket. They were seized at aGlasgow art gallery.All of Shakespeare's 37 plays areto be performed in six weeks - in37 different languages, includingMaori, Urdu and Cantonese. Aspart of the Olympics/Queen'sJubilee 2012 celebrations, theGlobe will play host to companiesfrom all over the world so that from 23 April next year -Shakespeare's birthday - there willbe an Urdu Taming of the Shrew, aMaori Troilus and Cressida, aCantonese Titus Andronicus, andGlobe to stage the Bard in 37 languagesthe first ever Shakespeareproduction in British sign languagewhen Deafinitely Theatre presentsLove's Labour's Lost. "It has long been recognised thatShakespeare, as well as a greatplaywright, has become aninternational language, and hasproved one of the most life-affirming and barrier transcendingways that people can speak to one another," said DominicDromgoole, the Globe's ArtisticDirector. "As Shakespeare'stheatrical London home, we wantto celebrate this internationalaffection by welcomingShakespeare enthusiasts -producers, performers andaudiences - to experience his workin their own languages and dialectswithin this iconic theatre."Below:Theatrical companiesfrom all over the world willperform at the Globe Theatre www.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2011 13
ARTS NEWSDulwich Picture Gallery, Britain'sfirst purpose-built public art gallery,is celebrating its 200th anniversarywith an unprecedented birthdaysalute from around the world. Apeerless work of art has beenloaned from a major gallery foreach month of the year, beginningin January with the famous SirThomas Lawrence portrait of SirJohn Soane (pictured), from the SirJohn Soane Museum.From the Prado in Madrid comesVelasquez's The Bafoon Sebastiande Morra, followed by Vermeer'sThe Music Lessonfrom the RoyalCollection. El Greco's The Vision ofSt Johncomes from theMetropolitan Museum, New York,and the Uffizi in Florence is sendingVeronese's Venus and MercuryPresent Eros and Anteros toJupiter. The Rijksmuseum inAmsterdam is lending Rembrandt'sportrait of his son Titus as a monk,while from the Frick Collection NewYork will come Ingres' Comtessed'Haussonville. Van Gogh - a visitorto the gallery before he was anartist who signed the visitors' book- is represented by his self portraitfrom the Van Gogh Museum inAmsterdam. The National Gallery inWashington is sending MrsSheridanby Gainsborough; fromthe Royal Academy will comeConstable's The Leaping Horse;from the Tate, Hockney's Mr andMrs Clark and Percy; and finally,from the National Gallery ofScotland, Domenicho's TheAdoration of the Shepherds.Dulwich Picture Galleryreceives birthday greetings Government pledges £80m to lurephilanthropists.A fund devised to draw out private givers to heritage and the arts byoffering matching funding is being created by Culture Secretary JeremyHunt. The philanthropy fund will be built up over five years, with £50mcoming from the Arts Council's lottery income and £30m from theDepartment of Culture. He said the richest are not giving to the arts, andthat three-fifths of Britain's biggest donors earn less than £26,000 a year.. as National receives £2m giftThe National Gallery has been given £2m by the Hinze family charity topay for the refurbishment of galleries in the original Wilkins building. Thehedge fund millionaire Michael Hinze and wife Dorothy rescued their localWandsworth Museum with another £2m gift, taking it out of localauthority hands and reopening it in a converted library in the borough.They have also supported the V&A and the Old Vic theatre. "We have always sought to give back to those institutions that haveenriched and given so much to our lives," Hinze said. "Privatebenefactors have historically formed some two-thirds of the NationalGallery's support and in these difficult economic times the commitment of private individuals is especially important."14NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2011www.nadfas.org.ukBrueghel saved for Nostell PrioryPieter Brueghel the Younger's The Procession to Calvary(below)has been saved for the nation after a three month campaign to raise £2.7m to stop it beingsold abroad. The painting has been a starattraction at National Trustproperty Nostell Priory in WestYorkshire, where it has hung forover 200 years, but was put up forsale by its owner, Lord St Oswald. A campaign was launched jointlyby the Trust, the Art Fund, whichcontributed £500,000, and theNational Heritage Memorial Fund,which gave over £1m. Members of the public gaveover £680,000, and £510,000came from trusts and foundations.