The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York, Photo: © Max Pixel

The Met and the Brooklyn Museum turn down Saudi funds for upcoming projects

Plus: Glasgow’s Winter Gardens will shut indefinitely for repairs at the end of the year | Simone Leigh wins Hugo Boss Prize | Diedrick Brackens wins $50,000 Joyce Alexander Wein Prize | Niels van Tomme leaves de Appel Museum for Argos Centre for Art and Media | and recommended reading

19 Oct 2018
Abaseh Mirvali

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara names new director

Plus: Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens appoints Adam Levine as director and CEO | Banksy video claims artwork was intended to shred entirely | Autry Museum of the American West receives grant from Native tribe | and Jacques Monory (1924–2018)

18 Oct 2018
Luke Syson Courtesy The Fitzwilliam Museum

Luke Syson appointed director of Fitzwilliam Museum

Plus: Alice Mann wins Taylor Wessing prize 2018 | Franck Riester appointed as French culture minister | and Mel Ramos (1935–2018)

17 Oct 2018
The Night Watch, Rembrandt van Rijn

Rijksmuseum announces major public restoration of Rembrandt’s Night Watch

Plus: Filmmaker Clément Cogitore receives Marcel Duchamp Prize | and Frontier Art Prize awarded to Tavares Strachan

16 Oct 2018
The Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre, London.

Southbank Centre withdraws controversial plan for Festival Hall rooftop bar

Plus: Eduardo Arroyo (1937–2018) | Prizes go to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Postcommodity at Carnegie International 2018 | and recommended reading

15 Oct 2018
The Deutsches Museum in Munich. A fire has broken out at the museum’s storage unit in the nearby town of Ingolstadt.

Storage depot fire damages Deutsches Museum collection

Plus: Location confirmed for Jeff Koons Bouquet of Tulips in Paris and sale of shredded Banksy work confirmed

12 Oct 2018

Foster + Partners’ Bloomberg Headquarters wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2018

Plus: Open letter criticises suspension of Catherine de Zegher | Persian relic is taken to Tehran museum by Iranian President Rouhani | and CEO and Executive Director of Peabody Essex Museum retires after 25-year tenure | National Gallery receives £4 million to refurbish Room 32

11 Oct 2018
Architect Richard Meier

Richard Meier steps down from firm after sexual harrassment allegations

Plus: For Freedoms announces artists taking part in midterm elections project | Art Dubai appoints Chloe Vaisou as international director | Newark Museum appoints Linda Harrison as director | and Maria Seferian elected chair of the board at MOCA Los Angeles

10 Oct 2018
Government offices on Great George Street, London, England.

UK government issues Museums Action Plan 2018

Plus: Controversy over billboard advertising on Sydney Opera House | Titian painting damaged after falling in Spanish monastery | and activists stage protest at American Museum of Natural History

9 Oct 2018

Banksy work shreds itself after selling at Sotheby’s auction

Plus: Jenny Saville’s self-portrait sets new auction record for a living woman artist  | V&A director Tristram Hunt defends pricing of exhibition tickets | and recommended reading |

8 Oct 2018
Artillerymen (1915), Ernest Ludwig Kirchner

Guggenheim to return Kirchner painting to heirs of Alfred Flechtheim

Plus: Theaster Gates’s Rebuild Foundation receives $300,000 from JPMorgan Chase | MacArthur Foundation awards 2018 ‘Genius’ grants | José Esparza Chong Cuy appointed executive director and chief curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture | Vera List Center names Chimurenga winner of 2018–20 Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice | and recommended reading

5 Oct 2018
The Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green in 2005.

V&A announces plans for £13.5m redevelopment of Museum of Childhood

Plus: French court upholds ruling ordering return of Pissarro painting to Jewish heirs | Shirin Aliabadi (1973–2018) | Controversy over planned sale of Kerry James Marshall mural in Chicago | and artists demonstrate against police handling of activist death in Greece

4 Oct 2018

Dmitry Rybolovlev sues Sotheby’s for $380m

Plus: Hadeel Ibrahim elected chair of the ICA in London | Ringling Museum renames its Center for Asian Art after donation  | and Jewish peers criticise plans for new Holocaust memorial in London

3 Oct 2018
Valerie Hillings, named as the next director of the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Valerie Hillings to direct North Carolina Museum of Art

Plus: Collector to withdraw 700-work loan over Mapplethorpe controversy | Damien Hirst restructures business | Phyllis Kind (1933–2018) | and Rachel Adams joins Bemis Centre for Contemporary Arts

2 Oct 2018
Bronx Museum of the Arts

Bronx Museum of the Arts to open new space in downtown New York

Plus: Dealer Ezra Chowaiki sentenced to 18 months for $16m fraud | Mattress Factory director on temporary leave after alleged mishandling of sexual harassment claims | Holly Shen to join San Jose Museum of Art as deputy director

1 Oct 2018
Nicholas Grimshaw, winner of the 2019 Royal Gold Medal for architecture.

Nicholas Grimshaw awarded Royal Gold Medal for architecture

Plus: Deutsche Bank’s Palais Populaire opens in Berlin | Helena Almeida (1934–2018) | Leslie-Lohman Museum to receive $1m bequest | and recommended reading

28 Sep 2018

Chapel of the Holy Shroud reopens in Turin

Plus: Stained glass window by David Hockney unveiled at Westminster Abbey | and Rema Hort Mann Foundation announces grant recipients

27 Sep 2018

Major refurbishment for Scottish National Gallery revealed

Plus: Deborah Marrow to retire as Getty Foundation Director | Protests over Luke Willis Thompson’s Turner Prize nomination | Nasher Prize for sculpture awarded to Isa Genzken | and Sotheby’s Cécile Verdier to replace president of Christie’s France

26 Sep 2018

Model for Courbet’s L’Origine du Monde identified

Plus: French advertising director sues Jeff Koons for plagiarism | Karen Quinlan appointed director of National Portrait Gallery in Australia | Jane Fortune (1942–2018) | and Sarah Perks to leave HOME Manchester

25 Sep 2018

Frick Collection looks set to move into the Breuer building

Plus: Director of Serralves Museum resigns over censorship row | Marina Abramović attacked in Florence | Police remove sculptures in the Maldives | and recommended reading

24 Sep 2018
The church on San Giorgio Maggiore, the Venetian island.

New centre for technology and digital preservation of culture in Venice is launched

Plus: Art project to temporarily resurrect Berlin Wall is cancelled | Iniva will relocate to the Chelsea College of Arts campus | Designer John Christakos to be new president of board of trustees at Walker Art Center | and recommended reading

21 Sep 2018
Robert Venturi in 2008.

Robert Venturi (1925–2018)

Plus: Vera List Center for Art and Politics receives $5m gift | Arthur Mitchell (1934–2018) | and Spanish government pledges €30m for Prado expansion

20 Sep 2018
Geta Brătescu, photographed in 2015.

Geta Brătescu (1926–2018)

Plus: Chinese art removed from Trump’s updated trade tariffs | Dealer Jan Six has identified a second Rembrandt | David Adjaye to build new art museum for Princeton University

19 Sep 2018
Elliot Bostwick Davis, newly appointed director and CEO of the Norton Museum of Art.

Elliot Bostwick Davis named director of Norton Museum of Art

Plus: Annette Michelson (1922–2018) | Jan Fabre accused of sexual harassment | and White Cube announces representation of first artist estate

18 Sep 2018