A wonderful museum-practice focused podcast to listen to whilst in lockdown:
For Arts' Sake is a podcast that discovers what museums are really for and what people who work there really do. Every week For Art's Sake interviews leading museum experts who share stories about their work. Listen to the interviews here:
SMARTIFY makes all museum audio tours free for rest of 2020. Exhibitions that have been closed because of coronavirus will also launch on the app.
Smartify is often known as the “Shazam for art” app in that it allows people to identify works of art by simply scanning them on a smartphone.
Stories behind art treasures such as Delacroix’s The Death of Sardanapalus in the Louvre and a 19th-century relief of Phaeton driving the Chariot of the Sun at the Royal Academy of Arts are to made free for the rest of the year by the world’s most downloaded museum app.
As London's art galleries shutter up in light of the coronavirus, Noel Fielding, the star of The Mighty Boosh and Great British Bake Off, had the wonderful idea of starting an online art club to keep folk occupied while at home. Every day, people are encouraged to post their homegrown artistic efforts on Twitter, with Fielding and his friends picking a winner (although there really are no losers).
This week's theme is: Italy!