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The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire obituary

Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, who has died aged 94, was for more than half a century the chatelaine of Chatsworth House, the great stately home and estate in Derbyshire. In that time she did much to promote it as a favourite public destination.<p>But she started out as the youngest of the …

The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire I knew

Debo had a remarkable gift for putting you at your ease, says an old friend<p>The Oxford don and Whig historian Leslie Mitchell was consulting the archives at Chatsworth, and Debo invited him and his research assistant to lunch. She was, by this time, the Dowager, and had left the house to live in her …

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Jean-Claude ('Baby Doc') Duvalier - obituary

Jean-Claude ('Baby Doc') Duvalier was Haiti's 'president for life' whose 15 years of misrule ended in ignominious and extravagant exile<p>Jean-Claude ('Baby Doc') Duvalier, who has died aged 63, was proclaimed Haiti’s president for life aged 19 on the death of his father, François (“Papa Doc”) …

Jean-Claude

Robert Holden - obituary

Robert Holden was an art expert who arranged sales with dexterity and discretion, and steered a famous Constable to the Tate<p>Robert Holden, who has died aged 58, was a discreet art expert who facilitated the sale of works for clients coping with crippling death duties, costly divorces or crumbling …

Fine Art

The Research Excellence Framework is lumbering and expensive. For a fraction of the cost, a digital census of academic research would create unrivalled and genuine information about UK universities’ research performance

<i>Government efforts at assessing university research via the REF involve universities and hundred of senior academics in perpetuating a mythical,</i> …

Mimi Melnick dies at 77; author, ex-Times writer held jazz salons

Mimi Clar Melnick, an author and former Los Angeles Times writer who was the host of jazz salons in her Encino home for more than 17 years, has died. She was 77.<p>Melnick died June 14, a few months after having open-<p>heart surgery, her family announced this week.<p>Her presentations, which she titled the …

Are Blockbuster Museum Shows Helping or Hurting Smaller Fashion Exhibitions?

With blockbuster mega-shows on the rise, BoF examines the impact on niche fashion exhibitions.<p><b>NEW YORK, United States —</b> It was the legendary Diana …