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Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales has announced its appointment to the newly created role of Chief Executive. Jane Richardson will take up the role initially on a part-time basis from September, before assuming the full-time role in November 2023.

Museum Wales appoints new Chief Executive


A new football museum is planned to open in 2026 in Sheffield. Charity Sheffield Home of Football shared plans for the museum, which has yet to secure a location, with BBC News. The museum will begin with an online collection of objects, many of which have been donated by fans and former players.


Next month The Fitzwilliam Museum will open a major exhibition featuring works made in West Africa, the Caribbean, South America and Europe, which will reveal “global stories and histories of exploitation, resilience and liberation”.’Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance’ will display historic objects exhibited in dialogue with works by modern and contemporary Black artists. Loans from museums in Paris, Amsterdam and Stockholm, and from collections across Britain, will join objects and artworks drawn from University of Cambridge Museums, Libraries and Colleges. The exhibition will begin with an exploration of the early history of the Museum and its founder, Viscount Richard Fitzwilliam, and its ties to profits from the transatlantic slave trade. Runs 8 September 2023 – 7 January 2024.

A new exhibition at the Horniman Museum and Gardens will explore the stories of ‘Britain’s national drink’, tea. Among the items on display in ‘茶, चाय, Tea’ are plant specimens and tea samples from the collection of the Royal Botanic Gardens, decorated Chinese porcelain-ware, and a crossbow on loan from the British Museum. The exhibition will explore the global history of the drink, and the founding history of the Horniman Museum and Gardens itself, using wealth made through the Horniman’s Tea business. Opens 7 October 2023.

Newly commissioned work by Glasgow-based artist duo Beagles & Ramsay (John Beagles and Graham Ramsay) will see the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA)’s Gallery 1 undergo “a radical transformation”. Following Banky’s ‘Cut & Run’ exhibition, the space will become a ‘store’ as the artists’ three new ‘NHOTB & RAD’ fashion lines are unveiled, alongside 50 life-size figures sculpted from recycled office furniture and reclaimed display materials . Runs 14 October 2023 until 28 April 2024

This autumn, two exhibitions at Strawberry Hill House & Garden in Twickenham will give viewers the opportunity to see a range of expert woodcut printmaking, from the German Renaissance to the modern day. ‘The Devil is in the Detail’ will display woodcuts from Albrecht Dürer’s career including the Great Passion, which is rarely seen in its complete set.

‘There Goes the Sun’ will show works of modern woodcuts by fellow German artist Christiane Baumgartner. Both run from 15 October 2023 to 10 April 2024.

The first major retrospective of the work of British sculptor Matt Rugg is to open at Newcastle’s Hatton Gallery next month. ‘Matt Rugg: Connecting Form’ includes more than 80 sculptures, paintings and drawings made over 60 years, including many previously unexhibited works with several loans from major public collections, including Tate, Arts Council, The British Council, Leeds City Art Gallery and numerous private collections. The works will be presented as a series of thematic explorations across all four exhibition spaces. Runs 23 September 2023 – 13 January 2024.

A new exhibition at Tullie House in Carlisle will showcase the recent internationally significant finds from Carlisle’s Roman Bathhouse – including the two large Roman sculpted heads. ‘Digging Deeping: Uncovering Roman Carlisle’ will also display a collection of intaglios, a stone dolphin carving, hypocaust tiles and vaulting tubes, all unearthed in a May 2023 dig. The exhibition will also celebrate the community effort behind the archaeological project. Runs 23 September – Saturday 11 November 2023 .

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Image: The discovered Roman head sculptures going on display at Tullie House (Stuart Walker Photography)