The Angkor-period temple of Banteay Top, within the Banteay Chhmar acquisition block. Lidar revealed details of a large earthen enclosure and additional temple sites and occupation areas in the vicinity of this large stone temple.

Airborne technology is revealing Cambodia’s extraordinary medieval history

Cambodia’s historic temples are some of the most impressive in the world, but there’s so much more hidden beneath the forest floor

16 Jul 2016

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs’, published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

15 Jul 2016
The Hamilton-Rothschild tazza. Courtesy National Museum of Scotland

Ten new galleries for the National Museum of Scotland’s treasures

Art and design highlights include treasures from Hamilton Palace and Napoleon’s tea-service

4 Jul 2016
Step Piece

Acquisitions of the Month: June 2016

Both the Courtauld and the Menil Collection acquire important works by Jasper Johns, while SFMOMA bolsters its already impressive photography collection

3 Jul 2016

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Endeavouring Banks: Exploring the Collections from the Endeavour Voyage 1768–1771’

1 Jul 2016

Does today’s gallery system work for artists?

Representation by a leading gallery can make an artist’s career. But do commercial galleries hold too much sway over contemporary art and artists?

27 Jun 2016

Concern and dismay in the art world after Brexit vote

The latest updates as key figures and organisations comment on the UK’s vote to leave the European Union

24 Jun 2016

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Edward Bawden Scrapbooks’, by Peyton Skipwith and Brian Webb

17 Jun 2016

The museum that keeps Bath buzzing

Seriousness combines with pleasure at the Holburne Museum, says director Jennifer Scott, as the museum celebrates the centenary of its move to the former Sydney Hotel in Bath

13 Jun 2016

Book Competition

Your chance to win ‘Sicily: Culture and Conquest’

3 Jun 2016
Quickeners (film still)

The Sobey Art Award shortlist has been announced

Five artists are in the running for Canada’s prestigious contemporary art prize

1 Jun 2016

How Tate Modern transformed London – and beyond

As Tate Modern’s new extension is unveiled, leading curators, museum directors, and critics consider how the institution has shaped the audience for art since it first opened

31 May 2016

Would Brexit destabilise the art market?

Would a ‘leave’ vote spell disaster for the UK’s thriving art trade, or open up new opportunities to it? Two experts debate the question

31 May 2016
John and Minnie Constable looking into the fire ‘All Hallows Eve’ (John Constable, Minnie Constable)

Acquisitions of the Month: May 2016

May’s acquisitions include rare signed etchings by Picasso and photography by the Victorian pioneer Oscar Gustav Rejlander

30 May 2016
Rijksmuseum director Wim Pijbes has announced that he will step down in August.

‘Museums will have a strong future.’ Wim Pijbes moves on from the Rijksmuseum

We spoke to the outgoing Rijksmuseum director about the internet, Old Masters, and art by the seaside as he prepares for a new role at the Museum Voorlinden

21 May 2016

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture’ by Stijin Alsteens & Adam Eaker

20 May 2016
Jamie Fitzpatrick, Catlin Art Prize

Art history creeps into the XL Catlin Art Prize

Figurative art is making a comeback, if this year’s shortlist of promising early-career artists is anything to go by

16 May 2016

François Morellet (1926–2016)

François Morellet, one of France’s most illustrious artists, has died at the age of 90

11 May 2016
Lick and Lather

Acquisitions of the Month: April 2016

The National Portrait Gallery and Pallant House both benefit from the acceptance in lieu scheme, while LACMA gets an impressive new haul

6 May 2016

Book competition

Your chance to win ‘Histories of Ornament: From Global to Local’ by Gülru Necipoğlu and Alina Payne (eds.)

6 May 2016
David Attenborough at the Attenborough Arts Centre for the opening of the new gallery.

There’s more to Leicester than football…

What else is going on in the home of the famous Foxes? Culturally, there’s a lot to see

5 May 2016
South London and Maudsley CEO Matthew Patrick with Grayson Perry at the Bethlem Museum of the Mind, London.

The Art Fund’s shortlist for Museum of the Year has been announced

The nominees range from small local museums, to a 100-acre outdoor museum and one of the UK’s biggest institutions

29 Apr 2016

Is London’s skyscraper boom damaging the city?

Peter Murray and Gillian Darley debate whether London’s changing skyline is leaching the city’s history

27 Apr 2016

Book Competition

Your chance to win ‘The Fitzwilliam Museum: A History’, by Lucilla Burn

22 Apr 2016