Alexander Röstel is Curator of Italian Paintings at the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden.
Through the Italian painter’s eyes, the German city became both an idealised version of itself and a surrogate for his native Venice
The Torlonia marbles make for the greatest private collection of Roman antiquities in existence – and they’re finally on view to the public
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The museum has agreed to give back two plaques in its collection that were taken illegally from Nigeria after 1960. Why now?
With the government waging its ‘culture war’, the independence of national museums is at stake, write Chris Smith and Margot Finn
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