An example of rock art at Murujuga (Burrup), Western Australia

World’s largest indigenous rock art site at risk

Plus: National Gallery of Denmark scammed by fraudsters | Director of Swindon Museum project resigns | and Peggy Guggenheim’s heirs accuse Guggenheim Foundation of ignoring her wishes

21 Apr 2017
The New York Historical Society

New York museum launches citizenship initiative

Plus: Court rules that Yves Bouvier cannot be sued in Singapore | Marc Porter appointed chairman of Christie’s Americas | Ancient ruins discovered in Iran | and Alistair Burtenshaw appointed director of Watts Gallery Trust

20 Apr 2017
Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkey plans museum dedicated to ‘martyrs’ of failed coup

Plus: Concerns over planned Academy Museum in LA | Ai Weiwei criticises Hong Kong after HSBC bank account refusal | Artists’ Pension Trust withdraws 18 lots from Sotheby’s | Getty Museum evacuated | Barkley L. Hendricks (1945–2017)

19 Apr 2017
Political deadlock at Stormont has ushered in uncertainty over grants from Arts Council Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland arts funding suffers due to political deadlock

Plus: Sculptor sues Manhattan church over removal of 9/11 memorial | May Xue stands down as Ullens Center CEO | Carolee Schneeman wins Venice Biennale lifetime achievement award

18 Apr 2017
The records of the Stasi, former East German secret police, are stored at the Stasi Museum, in Berlin. (Photo: 21 February, 2017).

Germany to investigate mass art seizures by the Stasi

Plus: Musée d’Orsay accused of discrimination | Warhol Foundation files pre-emptive lawsuit over ‘Prince’ series dispute | and Robert Ryman donates 21 works to Dia Art Foundation

13 Apr 2017
Tehran's Evin prison, where gallerists Karan Vafadari and Afarin Niagara have been held since July 2016

Tehran gallerists charged with plotting to overthrow the state

Plus: National Museum of Ireland pays out over historic staff complaints | Settlement reached over fake Rothko painting | Jeffrey Deitch to open Los Angeles gallery | and abc Berlin and Art Cologne in talks to start joint fair

12 Apr 2017
Visualisation of Gdansk's Museum of the Second World War building designed by Studio Kwadrat

Director of Poland’s Second World War Museum dismissed

Plus: Ownership dispute over Israel Museum’s Bird’s Head Haggadah | Uncertainty over Art Gallery of New South Wales director’s contract | and artists pen open letter to Documenta to protest evictions in Athens

11 Apr 2017

Report recommends cancelling Garden Bridge

Plus: National Gallery seeks £11m to save Bellotto landscape for the nation | Plans to reopen Lancashire museums in doubt | Paintings stolen from Auckland gallery | and recommended reading

10 Apr 2017
The Holburne Museum, Bath.

Holburne Museum names Chris Stephens as its new director

Plus: Eran Neuman announces departure from Israel Museum | David Zwirner to open Upper East Side space | and recommended reading

7 Apr 2017
The Centre Pompidou remains closed for the 11th day due to an employment dispute.

Strike closes Centre Pompidou for 11th consecutive day

Plus: Patrick Sears to step down as director of Rubin Museum | More than €150,000 worth of jewels stolen from Art Paris fair | Victoria Miro announces new gallery in Venice | and Roanne Dods (1966–2017)

6 Apr 2017