Give art world ‘legal muscle’ to stop paintings selling abroad

The Telegraph | Hannah Furness:

The British art world should be supported by “proper legal muscle” to help it hold on to precious paintings, the director of the Art Fund has said, as it emerges £300 million of art has been sold abroad in the last five years.

Stephen Deuchar has argued more should be done to help institutions acquire works of art for the nation, in a process of export licensing he claims offers “avoidable loopholes” for those who do not choose to play along… Read more

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