I-MAGAZINE Interviews Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi of JGM Gallery on Collecting Contemporary Art
Culture

Australian-born Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi is the founder of JGM Gallery, the London-based leading specialist in contemporary British & Australian Aboriginal art. JGM Gallery offers a rolling calendar of exhibitions throughout the year. The gallery is in Battersea, next to the Royal College of Art. Jennifer’s art career started in her hometown of Melbourne, where she…

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Fortnum & Mason Hosts Museum-Worthy Exhibition, Mined from Frank Cohen’s Collection Until October

For the first time in over three centuries of trading, London store Fortnum & Mason is hosting a museum-worthy exhibition, a showcase of modern and contemporary British art, mined from the collection of ebullient collector Frank Cohen. Sometimes dubbed the ‘Saatchi of the north’ or the ‘Manchester Medici’, Cohen’s colourful press cuttings have sometimes obscured the fact that…

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Royal Piano Restorer And Conservator David Winston to Sell Private Collection of Rare Pianos, September 23rd 2021 via Auction House Dreweatts
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Dreweatts auctioneers is to thrilled to offer the private collection of David Winston, Restorer and Conservator of Pianos to HM the Queen. The collection includes 26 exceptionally rare and important pianos dating from the 18th century to present day. This landmark sale will take place on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021. Amongst those expected to achieve…

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The Women of Westminster, by Rachel Reeves MP
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In the one hundred years that women have taken seats as MPs in the House of Commons, vast progress has been made for women’s rights both within and outside of Parliament. At the beginning of 1919, no women MPs sat in the Commons, despite legislation being passed in the previous year enabling women to serve…

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The Importance of Hospitality, by BBC Home Editor, Mark Easton
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The phrases ‘corporate hospitality’ and ‘hospitality industry’ make me uncomfortable. They seem to come from the dictionary of double-speak, loaded with contradiction that threatens to pervert our civil society. Hospitality must never be commercial or industrial – quite the reverse. It is generous and intimate: present in the sincerity of a smile, the twinkle of…

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Emily Young – Sculptor
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What initially led you to become a Sculptor? When did you know it was the medium for you? My grandmother was a successful sculptor, so there were no huge taboos to break, the family home was full of her work, though she died years before I was born. For a while, till my early thirties,…

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Richard Ovenden – Curator, Bodleian Library in Oxford
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The position of Bodley’s Librarian is one of the top librarian jobs in the world. Richard Ovenden took the job in 2014, becoming the twenty-fifth curator of the legendary Bodleian Library in Oxford.  As such, he is responsible for the largest university library in the UK and one of the major research libraries in the…

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Robert Lacey – Model Woman
Culture

Between 1947 and 2007 Eileen Ford created the largest and longest lasting model agency the world has ever seen, famed for its blonde and slinky beauties whose thighs would stretch for miles. If you booked a Ford model, you got Ferrari and Porsche glamour—with Rolls-Royce prestige and prices: Jerry Hall, Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley, Christie…

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Interview With The President of The USA, Donald J. Trump
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As Chairman and President of the enormously successful Trump Organization, how do you see the business evolving over the next ten years or so? For example will you be branching out into other industries to seek growth or stick to your current mainstays? That’s hard to determine. I’m always open to possibilities, and we have…

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Lord Soley – The Story of a Statue
Culture

A little over a year ago Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of the Arts Council, made an important plea for fair funding of diversity in the arts. I believe he is right and my experience as Chair of the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal tends to confirm it. Until we unveiled the statue of Mary Seacole…

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