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6 NATIONAL NEWS NADFAS prepares to lauch its new website and Christina Briant celebrates 20 years working for NADFAS.8 NATIONAL EVENTS This year's NADFAS National Chairman's event will be held at the Hepworth Wakefi eld Gallery in Yorkshire.10 ART NEWS The Wedgwood Museum appeals for rescue; Scotland's museums prepare to receive more than £1m from the Scottish government and ACE launches a revised accreditation scheme. 14 WHAT'S ON A round-up of gallery exhibitions taking place across the UK this spring. 18 AREA COURSES A nationwide programme of NADFAS courses. 22 A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY A unique collection of items at the Goldsmiths' Company summer exhibition highlights our fascination with this precious metal. 28 PICASSO AT PLAY Thanks to a generous gift by Lord and Lady Attenborough a unique collection of Picasso ceramics is now on display at Leicester's New Walk Museum & Art Gallery. 32 CULTURE AND CURIOSITIES After undergoing a £14m refurbishment, the Beaney Institute in Canterbury is now on schedule for a September opening. 36 GLORIOUS EVOLUTION To take advantage of the resurgence of interest in royal residences, the charity Historic Royal Palaces is completing a re-presentation of all Kensington Palace's public areas.Clockwise from left: Picasso ceramics on display at Leicester's New Walk Museum & Art Gallery (p28); See paintings by Julio Romero de Torres at the Carmen Thyssen (p42); Classic artwork by Thomas Sidney Cooper will be on display when the Beaney Institute in Canterbury reopens (p32) ContentsSPRING 2012 THE NADFAS GIFT CATALOGUE CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE 63 4 NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2012

42 REGIONAL RENAISSANCE Why the stunning Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga is putting Spain's Costa del Sol on the cultural map, with a collection that includes pieces by Miró and Tàpies.46 A STITCH IN TIME The Quaker Tapestry, a rich work of art depicting key moments in British social history, is currently undergoing vital conservation work that will restore it to its former glory.48 OUT WITH THE OLD Young people from across the country gathered at the Tate for the fi rst Young Arts Symposium to discuss the theme of 'Why Save Anything?' and debate the issue of art conservation versus destruction. 50 UNLOCK THAT PICTURE The 2011 NADFAS Chairman's Competition for Young Arts saw a wealth of imagination and creative display as old masterpieces were reinterpreted into pictures with a modern twist. 54 WHY ARE WE WAITING? Jane Sawyer and Michael Shirley discuss the case for Second Sessions as a solution to reducing Societies' long waiting lists.56 OFFERS Enjoy two for one entry to the BADA Antiques Fair; complimentary entry to the Art and Antique Dealers' Association Fair and more. 58 NEW HORIZONS NADFAS travel affi liate Swan Hellenic's newly refurbished Minerva sets sail on a new programme of adventure. 62 AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP NADFAS membership scheme is the perfect cultural gift. 64 GIBRALTAR FOCUS The Chairman of the new Gibralter DFAS explains the challenges and rewards associated with setting up a new Society overseas. 66 SOCIETIES NEWS The latest news from local and overseas Societies. 74 CROSSWORD This issue's brain teaser.Clockwise from top: Book your place on an Area Course, such as one discussing British architecture (p18); Discover more on a Swan Hellenic cruise (p58); Explore newly renovated areas of Kensington Palace (p36) NADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2012 5