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Installation view of ‘Open Storage Africa. Appropriating objects and imagining Africa’ in the Humboldt Forum, Berlin.

Has the Humboldt Forum got it horribly wrong?

The rebuilt Prussian palace is finally open, but the debate about how – and whether – it should house collections from Asia and Africa rumbles on

21 Jan 2022
The Humboldt Forum, Berlin. Photo: Alexander Schippel

Humboldt Forum

Open to the public at long last, the reconstructed Berlin Palace provides a grand new home for the city’s collections of non-Western art

16 Jul 2021
Smoke at the site of the Humboldt Forum construction site on the morning of 8 April 2020

Fire at construction site of Humboldt Forum in Berlin

Art news daily: 8 April

8 Apr 2020
View of the Berlin Palace, future home of the Humboldt Forum, taken in spring 2017.

New director for Berlin’s Humboldt Forum

Art news daily: 21 March

21 Mar 2018
The print sller (detail; 1675–96), Jan van Somer. Photo © Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The art market in the Forum

A new exhibition at the Bucerius Art Forum in Hamburg looks at how the market for art changed in 17th-century Holland

16 Oct 2017

Forum: Should UK museums reintroduce entrance charges?

As some UK museums face cuts of up to 40 per cent, Bill Ferris and Alistair Brown discuss whether they should consider charging entrance fees again.

31 Aug 2015

Forum: Does London need the Smithsonian?

Edwin Heathcote and Neale Coleman discuss the Smithsonian’s plans to open an outpost in the ‘Olympicopolis’

1 Jun 2015

Forum: Does the restoration of Chartres Cathedral deserve praise?

Is the restoration of Chartres Cathedral a tragedy, or a worthy improvement?

27 Apr 2015

Forum: Should the Kunstmuseum Bern have accepted the Gurlitt bequest?

Matthias Frehner and David Lewis discuss the problematic bequest

30 Mar 2015

Forum: Is the golden age of art schools over?

Are art schools in danger of turning into finishing schools for those who can afford them, or can they survive as places where students can experiment?

2 Feb 2015

Forum: Should we be cynical about international museum franchises?

YES: Lee Rosenbaum The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation’s post-Bilbao misadventures in trying to plant its flag on foreign soil demonstrate…

22 Dec 2014

Forum: Has the Heritage Lottery Fund lived up to its promise?

Has the Heritage Lottery Fund been a golden ticket for British heritage over the last two decades, or has it invested unwisely?

15 Dec 2014

Forum: Is the Turner Prize still relevant at 30?

The Turner Prize turns 30 this year – but does it continue to represent the best of contemporary British art?

5 Nov 2014

Forum: Are online auctions the future of the art trade?

Earlier this year, the Hiscox Online Art Trade Report estimated the value of the online art trade in 2013 to…

24 Oct 2014

Forum: Would independence for Scotland compromise its museums and galleries?

The Scottish independence referendum takes place on 18 September. What would a ‘Yes’ vote mean for the country’s museums and…

18 Sep 2014

Forum: Is the US ivory ban counter-productive?

In Apollo’s June issue, Martin Levy discusses the impact of the proposed US ivory ban on the cultural sector

9 Jun 2014

Forum: Does today’s art market benefit young artists?

Apollo’s April Forum asks whether art market hype affects emerging artists

21 Apr 2014

Forum: Is it ever justifiable to burn a fake?

Apollo’s March Forum asks what should be done with ‘fake’ paintings

4 Mar 2014

Forum: February Apollo

Our February Forum asks ‘Have traditional museum and exhibition catalogues had their day?’

2 Feb 2014

Forum: Deaccession Debates

Should we have a relaxed attitude to deaccession? James Bradburne and David Ekserdjian debate the topic in Apollo’s September issue

8 Sep 2013

Constructive criticism and midcentury modernism

Eero Saarinen’s marriage to the publicist Aline Louchheim tells us a lot about how the architect made his name

30 Jan 2023

Why Germany has the Prussian blues

The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation is one of Germany’s most important cultural institutions, but why is its name such a relic from the past?

20 Jan 2023

How to cut a statue down to size

Robert Bevan’s call to require a lot less from our public monuments has much to recommend it

3 Jan 2023
The Ukrainian culture minister Oleksandr Tkachenko. Photo: Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

The week in art news – Ukraine calls for cultural boycott of Russia

Plus: authorities seized looted artefacts from the home of Met trustee Shelby White, Artforum bought by Penske Media, and the rest of the week’s top stories

9 Dec 2022