Photo: Mößbauer/Wikimedia Commons (public domain)

The week in art news – hundreds of ancient coins stolen from German museum

Plus: Nottingham Castle Trust goes into liquidation | National Gallery of Canada lays off four senior staff members | Kathleen Soriano named new chair of Art UK board

25 Nov 2022
Photo: Hemis/Alamy Stock Photo

The week in art news – Larry Gagosian plans for the future

Plus: German government introduces €200 Kulturpass scheme | American couple accused of smuggling in Guatemala | Divya Mehra wins Sobey Award in Canada

18 Nov 2022
Mark Hallett Courtauld

The week in art news – Mark Hallett named director of the Courtauld

Plus: museum directors denounce Just Stop Oil protests | Paul Allen collection sells for more than $1.5bn | Brian O’Doherty (1928–2022) | World’s oldest Canaanite sentence discovered on head-lice comb

11 Nov 2022
The Barbican Arts Centre in London is among the institutions dropped from the Arts Council’s national funding portfolio. Photo: Mike Kemp/In Pictures via Getty Images

The week in art news – Arts Council England announces its national funding portfolio

Plus: Subhash Kapoor sentenced to ten years in prison | National Palace Museum in Taipei admits to breaking objects worth £66m | Fire breaks out at the American Museum of Natural History | Hirshhorn Museum reveals architects for renovation

4 Nov 2022
Frances Morris, photographed in the Tate Modern community garden in 2022. Photo: © Samia Meah

The week in art news – Frances Morris to step down from Tate Modern

Plus: Pierre Soulages (1919–2022) | Marc Spiegler to step down from Art Basel, with Noah Horowitz the fair’s new global director | Arts Council England delays investment announcement | Climate protestors target more museums

28 Oct 2022
Philadelphia Museum of Art

The week in art news – striking Philadelphia Museum of Art workers reach contract agreement

Plus: more looted objects connected to art dealer Subhash Kapoor returned to India | first known map of the night sky thought to have been discovered | Lowry painting acquired by Salford museum | Winner of Marcel Duchamp prize and shortlist for Deutsche Börse prize announced

21 Oct 2022
Photo: Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the office of the president of Ukraine

The week in art news – cultural sites in Kyiv damaged by Russian bombardment

Plus: climate protestors arrested at National Gallery | restitution loophole in the new Charities Act likely to be closed | Angus Trumble (1964–2022) | this year’s RIBA Stirling prize announced

14 Oct 2022
Photo: Glasgow Life

The week in art news – Glasgow City Council to sell the Kelvingrove

Plus: Museums have realised that the Charities Act of February 2022 has granted them new powers over restitution |  Bard College establishes endowment of $50m for the study of Indigenous art | Phillips teams up with Beijing auction-house Yongle | British art dealer Robert Newland pleads guilty to conspiring with Inigo Philbrick to commit fraud

30 Sep 2022
Photo: Chesnot/Getty Image

The week in art news – lights out early at the Louvre

Plus: Dimitrios Pandermalis (1940–2022) | and the Prado investigates its holdings for works seized during the Spanish Civil War

23 Sep 2022
The Queen standing before Royal Family, by Franz Winterhalter, in 1953. Photo: Keystone/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II (1926–2022)

The United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch served as patron of numerous arts organisations

9 Sep 2022
Max Hollein, president and soon-to-be CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The week in art news – Met director Max Hollein to take on chief executive role as well

Plus: new appointments at the National Gallery of Ireland and RIBA | Design Miami Paris cancelled amid security fears | Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan museum | Oxford and Cambridge universities agree to give back Benin Bronzes

5 Aug 2022
Nigerian Foreign Minister Zubairo Dada at the ceremony in Berlin on 1 July. Photo: Adam Berry/AFP via Getty Images

The week in art news – Germany transfers ownership of Benin Bronzes

Plus: the Italian Ministry of Culture asks museums to refrain from selling NFTs

8 Jul 2022
Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, and Pace Gallery. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio.

The week in art news – Sam Gilliam (1933–2022)

Plus: Daniel H. Weiss is stepping down as president and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

1 Jul 2022
Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, Vancouver Island

The week in art news – plan to demolish and rebuild Royal British Columbia Museum scrapped

Plus: Documenta removes artwork at centre of anti-Semitism allegations | Marble head of Hercules found in wreck off Greek island | and a round-up of recent museum appointments and art-world moves

24 Jun 2022
The Dionysos pediment from the Parthenon marbles at the British Museum.

British Museum chair George Osborne says ‘deal’ can be done over Parthenon Marbles

Plus: Smithsonian board votes to return 29 Benin Bronzes | UK places a temporary export bar on £19m Poussin painting | Marina Lambraki-Plaka, the director of the National Gallery in Athens, has died at the age of 83

17 Jun 2022
Paula Rego, photographed in 2021. Photo: © Nick Willing

The week in art news – Paula Rego (1935–2022)

Plus: the Tate is returning Barry Joule’s Francis Bacon archive | the Ivory Act has now come into effect in the UK | Sasha Suda has been appointed director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art | and a new contemporary art fair is coming to Tokyo

8 Jun 2022

Sheena Wagstaff to leave Met’s modern and contemporary department

Plus: the Smithsonian adopts new ethical returns policy and 2,000 works of art reported to have been looted from Mariupol

7 May 2022
Courtesy the Courtauld

The week in art news – Deborah Swallow to retire as director of the Courtauld Institute

Plus: Ukraine demolishes statue symbolising friendship with Russia | Winners of competition to renew the Barbican Centre announced | Painting by Diego Rivera among assets seized from Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska

29 Apr 2022
Photo © Samuel Stuart Hollenshead, courtesy New York University

The week in art news – Getty Trust appoints Katherine Fleming as president

Plus: Charles Darwin’s stolen notebooks returned to Cambridge University | Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego reopens | Finland seizes art shipments from Russia worth €42m

8 Apr 2022
destroyed buildings in Mariupol city

The week in art news – Mariupol art school bombed with civilians sheltering inside

Plus: Bonhams acquires Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen | Budi Tek (1957–2022) | Planning permission granted for Madison Square Garden Sphere in east London

25 Mar 2022
Photo: Thomas Coex/AFP via Getty Images)

The week in art news – France launches emergency fund for Ukrainian artists

Plus: Museums review security protocols after recent  MoMA stabbings | Francis Kéré wins Pritzker Architecture Prize | Frida Escobedo to design Met’s Modern and Contemporary wing | and parliamentary report calls UK’s £120 ‘Festival of Brexit’ a waste of public money

18 Mar 2022

The week in art news – Ukrainians try to safeguard cultural heritage

Plus: Raphael from the Hermitage no longer to travel to National Gallery | Smithsonian in talks to return Benin Bronzes | and Dayanita Singh wins Hasselblad Prize

13 Mar 2022

The week in art news – Unesco voices concern for Ukrainian heritage sites

Plus: Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam cuts ties with St Petersburg | Shirley Hughes (1927–2022) | Museum ethics committee condemns proposed removal of Whitworth director

6 Mar 2022

The week in art news – Ukrainian museums try to protect their collections

Ukraine’s museums try to protect their collections | director of the Whitworth Art Gallery said to have been asked to resign | Neolithic site uncovered in Jordan | Weltmuseum’s audio guide hacked by activists

27 Feb 2022