Eight-year sentence for ‘Spiderman’ art thief

Plus: Iraqi archaeologist appointed to assess destruction in Nimrud | Iraq Pavilion to exhibit antiquities from the National Museum of Iraq | Royal Academy launches summer festival | and recommended reading

20 Feb 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘America’s National Gallery of Art’ by Philip Kopper

17 Feb 2017
Detail of Folies-Bergère, La Loïe Fuller (1893), Jules Chéret.

Acquisitions of the Month: January 2017

The finest new additions to public art collections, from a Czech Surrealist masterpiece, to a collection of 800 rare Japanese prints

7 Feb 2017
Head of an Actor (detail; c. 1844-64), Utagawa Kunisada. © William Morris Gallery, London Borough of Waltham Forest

Nine art events to get to in February

The exhibition highlights and museum openings not to miss this month

6 Feb 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time’ by Susan Grace Galassi

3 Feb 2017
Thomas Marks in conversation with Idris Khan at the New Art Gallery, Walsall

The Apollo podcast: Idris Khan

Thomas Marks talks to artist Idris Khan as the largest exhibition of his works to date goes on display at the New Art Gallery in Walsall

2 Feb 2017
Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Are artists’ estates too protective of artists’ reputations?

How far should estates seek to control public perceptions of an artist’s life and work?

30 Jan 2017
Statue of Maya and Merit, c. 1320 BC, Egyptian, Saqqara. Dutch National Museum of Antiquities

Why scan a crocodile?

The refurbished Egyptian galleries at the Dutch National of Antiquities have thrown up a few surprises – including 50 mummified baby crocodiles

30 Jan 2017

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Wilhelmina Geddes: Life and Work’ by Nicola Gordon Bowe

23 Jan 2017
Charing Cross Bridge: Fog on the Thames (1903), Claude Monet. © President and Fellows of Harvard College

Eight art events to get to this month

The exhibition highlights and museum openings not to miss in January

10 Jan 2017