Arts & Culture
An Andy Warhol painting of Marilyn Monroe has sold for $195m at auction, crowning it as the most expensive 20th-century piece of art.
A recently rediscovered sketch by Michelangelo has also broken the records for one of his drawings, selling for $24m.
The vast majority of UK-based academic research in the arts is either "world-leading" or "internationally excellent", according to REF. Hoorah.
The Centre for Cultural Value has launched a new report built around 12 policy recommendations to help the cultural sector rebuild post-COVID.
The Art Newspaper reports on the UK’s global share of the art market hitting its lowest in a decade.
The Royal College of Art has launched a new Sir Frank Bowling Scholarship for UK students of Black and Caribbean diaspora heritage.
Julie’s Bicycle has launched The Creative Climate Justice Hub: a free library of climate justice resources for the arts and creative industries.
It’s almost time, team. Ahead of next Tuesday’s grand public opening, Architect’s Journal takes a tour of the long-awaited Elizabeth Line aka Crossrail.
Google has opened the doors of its mammoth, new Silicon Valley campus designed by BIG and Heatherwick Studio.
Theatre & Dance
British musical Six has gone two better and picked up Eight nominations at this year’s Tony Awards.
10 NHS trusts are to begin socially prescribing stand-up comedy courses to men at risk of suicide.
Audiobook giant Audible and actors’ union Equity are teaming up for an initiative aiming to diversify voice-acting talent.
Classical Music & Opera
The Royal Opera House is to add age ratings to its performances.
Tourism & Heritage
The National Archives and Arts Council England have announced a 3-year collaboration to identify and tackle challenges across heritage and culture.
London’s Horniman and Manchester’s People’s History Museum are among the five finalists for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022.
And the Netherlands’ Museum of the Mind has been named European Museum of the Year. Wat een geweldig nieuws.
Press, Books & Libraries
Press Gazette on the $1bn question keeping the news industry up at night: whether Meta is about to pull the plug on its support for professional journalism?
And yet… A University of Cambridge-led study has found that Google and Meta earn £1bn a year from UK news content.
Columnist and podcaster Deborah James’ second and final book, How to Live When You Could Be Dead, has topped the Amazon pre-order charts.
Exhibitions and Events
The British Academy Summer Showcase is back with its first IRL (in real life) programme for 2 years on 17th-18th June. And it's free, too.
Down on the south coast, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2022/23 season, including two world premieres by Ukrainian composers.