Paris's Musée Dapper is set to close next month.

Paris’s Musée Dapper to close in June

Plus: Dana Lixenberg wins Deutsche Börse photography prize | Phillips’s Matt Carey-Williams to join Blain Southern | Lord Browne of Madingley appointed Courtauld Institute chairman | and recommended reading

22 May 2017
Untitled, (1982) Jean-Michel Basquiat, courtesy Sotheby's, © 2017 The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/ADAGP, Paris/ARS

Basquiat painting sells for a record $110.5m

Plus: Conservative manifesto pledges ‘strong support for the arts’ | Chris Dercon ropes in Tino Sehgal for inaugural season at Volksbühne | Susana Bautista appointed director of Pasadena Museum of California Art | and recommended reading

19 May 2017
Françoise Nyssen

Françoise Nyssen is the new French culture minister

Plus: Conservative culture minister attacks Labour’s arts manifesto | David Hurn donates his archive to the National Museum of Wales | and Hal Foster to give 2018 A.W. Mellon Lectures

18 May 2017
UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Labour manifesto promises ambitious arts agenda

Plus: Museums join forces to digitise collections | Estorick director awarded Italy’s top honour | and Cincinnati Art Museum receives gift of $12m

17 May 2017
A picture taken on 13 May, 2017, shows mummies lying in catacombs following their discovery in the Touna el-Gabal district of the Minya province, in central Egypt. Photo: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

Necropolis discovered in Egypt

Plus: Mies van der Rohe Award goes to ‘heroic yet ordinary’ housing block redevelopment | Lost Camden Town Group painting discovered | and shortlist announced for John Ruskin Prize

16 May 2017
Demonstrators march during a protest in Moscow on 14 May, 2017, against the city's controversial plan to knock down Soviet-era apartment blocks and redevelop the old neighbourhoods. ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images

Moscow’s architectural heritage threatened by development plan

Plus: Anne Imhof awarded Golden Lion at Venice | Luis A. Croquer appointed director of Rose Art Museum | ELEMENTAL wins commission to design Qatar’s Art Mill project | and recommended reading

15 May 2017
Anne Imhof

Winners announced for 2017 Absolut Art Award

Plus: Ancient Egyptian tomb discovered in Dahshur | Los Angeles planning department approves Lucas Museum development | and recommended reading

12 May 2017
Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst accused of cultural appropriation

Plus: White House curator William Allman to retire | Louvre Abu Dhabi tipped to open in November | Thomas W. Gaehtgens to retire from Getty Research Institute in 2018 | and Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker appointed director and CEO of Biennale of Sydney

11 May 2017
St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Panel stolen from epic tapestry in Edinburgh’s St Giles Cathedral

Plus: Hundreds protest arts funding cuts in San Diego | Tamara Winikoff stands down as director of NAVA | Diamond encrusted tiara stolen from Karlsruhe museum

10 May 2017
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The Met files proposal to charge entry fees

Plus: Gallo-Roman era necropolis discovered in Pas-de-Calais | National Gallery of Canada receives major gift | Sotheby’s launches $250,000 award for museum sector innovation | Cécile Debray to direct Musée de l’Orangerie

9 May 2017