Alistair Hudson and Elisabeth Callihan ask whether today’s museums could be more useful
Your chance to win ‘Gainsborough: A Portrait’ by James Hamilton (Weidenfeld & Nicholson)
Your chance to win ‘Highland Retreats: The Architecture and Interiors of Scotland’s Romantic North’ by Mary Miers (Rizzoli)
This month’s acquisitions include a rare portrait by Richard Wilson, the Edward Hopper archive and an exceptional group of drawings
The founding president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust has died at the age of 89
Your chance to win ‘Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe’ by Peter Björn Kerber (Getty Publications)
Thomas Marks talks to architect Amanda Levete about the V&A’s Exhibition Road Quarter, designed by her practice AL_A
Your chance to win ‘Sargent: The Watercolours’ by Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray (Dulwich Picture Gallery)
A huge collection of Diane Arbus photographs heads for Ontario, and the Getty finally gets its Parmigianino
In May, a painting by Basquiat sold at auction for $110.5m. But when does money overtake other judgements?
Your chance to win ‘Ravilious and Co: The Pattern of Friendship’, by Andy Friend (Thames & Hudson)
The art world responds to the UK election; Michel Houellebecq discusses his ‘French Bashing’ exhibition; and is Kate Middleton a skater girl now?
Your chance to win ’Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting’ (Yale University Press)
A Delacroix heads for Munich, and a number of major museums have significantly expanded their photography holdings
Wim Delvoye discusses merde-making machines, mass production, pig tattoos and Europe’s messy future
An exhibition of Eric Gill’s art in Ditchling raises questions about how far we can separate art from life. Should biography shape our understanding of an artist’s work?
Your chance to win ‘Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World’ by Joanna Marschner with David Bindman and Lisa L. Ford (eds.)
Thomas Marks talks to the Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy about his new book on East London
Your chance to win ‘Picturing America: the Golden Age of Pictorial Maps’ by Stephen J. Hornsby
The finest new additions to public art collections, from the final portrait of the 1st Duke of Wellington, to a rare Modigliani sculpture
‘Letting Murano glass die is like allowing the Colosseum to collapse’
Thomas Marks talks to the founder of the Factum Foundation about how digital technologies are conserving world heritage
Your chance to win ‘Genre Paintings in the Mauritshuis’, edited by Maud Lankester and Yvette Bruijnen