ICA Philadelphia is the first museum certified for paying artists fairly

Plus: Lottery grant boosts multimillion redevelopment of the Museum of Oxford | Inaugural Riga Biennial announces artist list | Australian National Photographic Portrait Prize awarded | and recommended reading

23 Mar 2018

Shortlist for Hepworth Prize for Sculpture announced

Plus: Ancient Olmec statues returned to Mexico | Civil rights leader to be honoured with US Capitol statue | V&A removes advert for volunteer curatorial position | and Australian Senate publishes report on Burrup Peninsula rock art

22 Mar 2018
View of the Berlin Palace, future home of the Humboldt Forum, taken in spring 2017.

New director for Berlin’s Humboldt Forum

Plus: Rio de Janeiro’s Modern Art Museum plans to sell Pollock | and Hauser & Wirth announces representation of Amy Sherald

21 Mar 2018

Belgian police raid homes in Russian forgery investigation

Plus: New art fair to launch in Taipei | and group organises against Memphis College of Art closure

20 Mar 2018
Andria Zafirakou receives the 'Global Teacher Prize' from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai during an award ceremony in Dubai on 18 March 2018.

London art teacher wins $1 million award

Plus: Shenzhen Biennale fires curator over sexual misconduct allegations | Gallerist donates James Joyce holdings to Morgan Library | Sotheby’s to bring first Old Master painting to Middle East | Kairos prize awarded to Frankfurt director | and recommended reading

19 Mar 2018
Helen Legg

Helen Legg appointed director of Tate Liverpool

Plus: Cooper Union votes to reintroduce free tuition | Convictions in Russian avant-garde forgery case | French court dismisses case on Facebook ‘censorship’ | National Museum of Scotland to put entire collection online | and recommended reading

16 Mar 2018
The Bundestag

German government considers reducing VAT for art sales

Plus: Art Basel and UBS publish global art market report | UCL Culture restructuring proposal draws criticism | Adel Abdessemed withdraws video of burning chickens from exhibition in Lyon | and Michael Morgner wins inaugural Schmidt-Rottluff Art Prize

15 Mar 2018
Architect Richard Meier

Richard Meier takes leave of absence after sexual harassment allegations

Plus: MOCA fires Helen Molesworth as chief curator | Michelangelo Pistoletto receives Roswitha Haftmann Prize | Waddington Custot to represent Jedd Novatt

14 Mar 2018
Fatoş Üstek

DRAF appoints Fatoş Üstek as director

Plus: Hubert de Givenchy (1927—2018) | Open letter condemns dismissal of Bordeaux director | New Rotterdam exhibition space to honour Dutch emigrants | Guggenheim Museum to acquire controversial Xu Bing work

13 Mar 2018
Nan Goldin

Nan Goldin leads protest at the Met’s Sackler Wing

Plus: Dresden receives gift of 1,200 contemporary works | Director of Museum Morsbroich to step down | Hauser + Wirth to represent Zeng Fanzhi | and recommended reading

12 Mar 2018
Prague's Národní muzeum

Czech national museum finds fake gemstones in collection

Plus: Maria Inés Rodriguez faces dismissal from Bordeaux’s musée d’art contemporain | French high court rules in favour of Guggenheim Foundation in long running dispute | Lower Manhattan Council appoints Lili Chopra director of cultural programs, grants, and services | and recommended reading

9 Mar 2018
The Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium.

Director of Ghent’s Museum of Fine Arts suspended

Plus: BAE withdraws from Great Exhibition of the North | US Holocaust Museum revokes human rights award from Aung San Suu Kyi | Artist-in-residence at Tate quits over ‘invisible inequalities’ | Balkrishna Doshi awarded Pritzker Prize for Architecture

8 Mar 2018
Emmanuel Macron in Burkina Faso

Experts appointed to reshape France’s approach to restitution

Plus: Rhode Island School of Design refutes claim to Picasso painting  | Art Newspaper launches French edition | and Yoko Ott named executive director of Portland’s Yale Union art centre

7 Mar 2018
Dario Franceschini

Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini loses seat

Plus: Mondrian heirs claim ownership of four paintings in German museum | Eva Franch i Gilabert elected director of Architectural Association | French culture minister hints that Mona Lisa could be set for tour | and Trump nominates John Parrish Peede to chair NEH

6 Mar 2018

Artists withdraw from ‘Great Exhibition of the North’

Plus: Ten charged in $50million fraud involving a painting by Picasso | Max Beckmann painting to remain at Städel Museum | French court annuls sentence for electrician in possession of missing Picasso works | National Portrait Gallery announces new painting prize | Andrew Schoelkopf appointed president of Art Dealers Association of America | and recommended reading

5 Mar 2018

London Assembly questions Boris Johnson about Garden Bridge scheme

Plus: Kurimanzutto Gallery to open space in New York | National Gallery of Victoria discharges security firm | and Pamela Joyner named chair of Tate Americas Foundation

2 Mar 2018

Museums Taskforce publishes report on museum sector in UK

Plus: Over 200 inaccuracies in Avedon biography, foundation claims | Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller receive honour | and Creative Scotland chief promises review of funding processes

1 Mar 2018
Centre Pompidou Málaga

Centre Pompidou Málaga will stay open until 2025

Plus: Church of Holy Sepulchre reopens | Getulio Alviani (1939–2018) | Lost Monet discovered in Louvre storage | and Michelle Kuo is appointed a curator at MoMA

28 Feb 2018
Visualisation for ‘Contrary Life: A Botanical Light Garden Devoted to Trees’ (2018), by Alia Farid and Aseel AlYaqoub, commissioned by Art Jameel, courtesy the artists

Kuwaiti artists win inaugural Art Jameel commission in Dubai

Plus: Arcadia Missa relocates to Soho | Imprisoned artist goes on trial in Equatorial Guinea today | Expert supports the authentication of a previously unknown Dalí

27 Feb 2018
Church of Holy Sepulchre; Basilica of Holy Sepulchre; Holy Land; Jerusalem

Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes indefinitely

Plus: Outsider Art Fair launches edition in Basel | Stolen Degas discovered near Paris | Proposed Jeff Koons sculpture finds French supporters | and recommended reading

26 Feb 2018
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Hammer campaign

Hammer Museum launches $180m capital campaign

Plus: US court prevents bomb victims from seizing Iranian artefacts | Sou Fujimoto wins competition to build Swiss learning centre | Experimenter announces second space in Kolkata | and recommended reading

23 Feb 2018
Towner Art Gallery

Towner Art Gallery faces major funding cut

Plus: Frieze to launch in LA next year | Madrid art fair removes photographs of Catalan politicians | Sherri Geldin to retire as director of Wexner Center

22 Feb 2018
The Tabacalera building in Madrid

New contemporary art space to open in Madrid

Plus: Petition calls for reinstatement of Beatrix Ruf at Stedelijk | Ghent returns controversial artworks to the Dieleghem Foundation | Campaigners urge Tate to ‘sever ties’ with Anthony d’Offay | and Liverpool Waters scheme due for review

21 Feb 2018
Judy Blame (1960–2018) in London, 2013

Judy Blame (1960–2018)

Plus: Peter Gorschlüter appointed director of Museum Folkwang | Man charged for stealing part of ancient Chinese sculpture | and Peggy Cooper Cafritz (1947–2018)

20 Feb 2018