Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery, London, who is to curate the Venice Biennale in 2019,

Ralph Rugoff to curate 2019 Venice Biennale

Plus: Minneapolis Institute of Art to set up Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts | Metropolitan Police revives Art and Antiques unit | Grayson Perry to chair RA Summer Exhibition | Alison Cole appointed editor of the Art Newspaper | Injunction against sale of Berkshire Museum items extended | and recommended reading

15 Dec 2017
The Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

Towner Art Gallery faces severe funding cuts

Plus: Hilary McGrady is director general of National Trust | Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta will curate 2019 Whitney Biennial | Guggenheim announces Hugo Boss Prize shortlist | Van Gogh Museum hails record visitor numbers

14 Dec 2017
Arts Council England

Arts Council England reports on Acceptance in Lieu and Cultural Gifts schemes

Plus: Municipal cuts put future of Paris's Le Plateau into question | Blanton Museum of Art raises funds towards construction of Ellsworth Kelly designed building | Artists call for new supervisory structure for Documenta

13 Dec 2017
The 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict has come into force in UK law today.

Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property becomes UK law

Plus: Jon Seydl is appointed director of Krannert Art Museum | TEFAF announces partnership with city of Maastricht and Limburg province | Former CFO of New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage sues for discrimination | and inaugural ArtePrize shortlist is announced

12 Dec 2017
The Museu de Lleida, Catalonia.

Spanish culture minister orders removal of works from Catalan museum

Plus: Anthea Hamilton to create Tate commission in 2018 | Mayor of London includes culture and creative industries in London-wide Brexit impact study | University of Notre Dame to build new art museum | and recommended reading

11 Dec 2017
Salvator Mundi (c. 1500), Leonardo da Vinci. Christie's

Abu Dhabi authorities announce that they own ‘Salvator Mundi’

Plus: Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021 | Palais Bellevue in Kassel is to become a museum | Sarah Cosulich appointed artistic director of Rome Quadriennale Foundation | and recommended reading

8 Dec 2017
Salvator Mundi (c. 1500), Leonardo da Vinci. Christie's

Saudi prince revealed as buyer of ‘Salvator Mundi’

Plus: Getty collection to stay put as wildfires rage in southern California | Laura Paulson to leave Christie’s | University of Iowa announces new gallery for its art collection | Anne-Imelda Radice to step down as director of American Folk Art Museum

7 Dec 2017

Lubaina Himid wins 2017 Turner Prize

Plus: Experts fear changes to boundaries of Utah national park could endanger ancient Native American petroglyphs | Frick acquires Borghese portrait | Hadrian’s Wall and Great Wall of China partner up for new heritage strategy | Enrico Castellani (1930–2017)

6 Dec 2017

Met museum keeps controversial Balthus painting on display

Plus: Jens Hoffmann suspended from Jewish Museum following sexual harassment allegations | Hank Willis Thomas awarded 2017 AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize | Patricia Stevenson appointed chief executive of LAPADA | William S. Smith appointed editor of Art in America

5 Dec 2017
Blythe House in west London, where the British Museum currently holds some 2,000 objects in storage.

British Museum to open storage facilities outside London

Plus: Art made in Guantanamo declared US government property | Activists complain about ‘profanation’ of July Column in Paris | Artists sign second open letter in defence of Documenta | and recommended reading

4 Dec 2017