National Gallery Director, Dr Gabriele Finaldi looks at the Bellotto.

National Gallery acquires Bellotto masterpiece

Plus: Documenta 14 director responds to far-right politician’s comments on Kassel obelisk | Charlottesville to shroud Confederate statues | and shortlisted plans for Clandon Park restoration revealed

22 Aug 2017
16 members of the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities have resigned in protest at Donald Trump's response to the Charlottesville riots

Mass resignation of the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities

Plus: Shipwrecks given protected status | David Somerset, Duke of Beaufort (1928-2017) | and recommended reading

21 Aug 2017

Malian radical ordered to pay €2.7m for Timbuktu destruction

Plus: National Portrait Gallery acquires 37 portraits of black Britons | Chiara Fumai (1978–2017) | and recommended reading

18 Aug 2017
US President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City. He fielded questions from reporters about his comments on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and white supremacists. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Donald Trump weighs in on fate of Confederate monuments

Plus: Blanton Museum receives seven Leon Polk Smiths | New York’s Queens Museum in Israel row | Worker strikes cause Barcelona museums to close | and new culture fund for Hull and Humber region

17 Aug 2017

Tudor palace remains discovered in Greenwich

Plus: Archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old tombs in Egypt | Design Museum announces Designs of the Year shortlist | Indianapolis Museum of Art campus is renamed | Confederate statues removed in Baltimore | and fears for future of Scotland Yard’s art and antiques unit

16 Aug 2017

North Carolina protesters pull down Confederate statue

Plus: David Roberts to close London gallery and open Somerset sculpture park | Promotions and appointment at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. | and Hockney writes preface for forthcoming Kitaj memoir

15 Aug 2017

Garden Bridge project is officially scrapped

Plus: Stolen de Kooning painting returns to Arizona museum | Yayoi Kusama museum to open in Tokyo | Susan Dackerman is the new director of Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center | and recommended reading

14 Aug 2017

New photography museum to come to London

Plus: Herzog & de Meuron took reduced fees for Tate Switch House | Artist stages graffiti protest outside Twitter offices in Hamburg | and recommended reading

11 Aug 2017

£4m funding boost for Glasgow tea room

Plus: Elmhurst Art Museum appoints John McKinnon as executive director | Works missing from Air India’s £200m art collection | Christie’s sues Delta Airlines for Gerhard Richter painting damage | and French Academy in Rome removes upper age limit for Villa Medici fellows

10 Aug 2017

Presumed lost Giacometti drawings found in antiques shop

Plus: Inaugural Battersea sculpture commission winners announced | Sadiq Khan says £46.6m spent on aborted Garden Bridge will not be recovered | MoMA to auction over 400 photographs at Christie’s | and Henry Wrong, Barbican’s first managing director, dies

9 Aug 2017