Visitors to The Wedgwood Museum, as art lovers have just a few months to raise millions of pounds to prevent a “tragedy” which would see the historic Wedgwood Collection sold off.   Its future has been in doubt since Waterford Wedgwood Potteries collapsed in 2009 with a £134 million pension debt which threatened the future of the museum where the collection was kept. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

One of the most important ceramics collections in the UK will be broken up and sold off in three months unless a public appeal can raise £2.74 million(...)

A glass jug is produced at the Waterford Crystal factory that opened in 2010. Photograph: David Sleator 1:05

Next month, Taoiseach Enda Kenny is likely to hand president Barack Obama shamrock in an Irish crystal bowl at a ceremony in the White House, a(...)

Junior infants at St Brigid’s NS Castleknock, in Dublin, try the Handwriting Without Tears programme. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill
Developing a signature style

The thousands of letters in the archive of the actor Vivien Leigh, which the Victoria & Albert Museum, in London, acquired this year, are unlikely(...)