Ice Watch (2018), Olafur Eliasson and Minik Rosing.

UN appoints Olafur Eliasson as climate ambassador

Plus: Wim Crouwel (1928–2019) | AI database to remove 600,000 images after artists expose bias | The Scottish Gallery to become employee-owned | and Paisley Museum renovation receives £2 million from Scottish government

23 Sep 2019

Gianfranco Gorgoni (1941–2019)

Plus: Montreal MFA appoints first curator of Inuit art | and recommended reading

20 Sep 2019
Fumio Nanjo in 2007.

Director of Mori Art Museum to retire

Plus: Séverine Lepape named director of the Cluny Museum | and Guatemala and Mexico protest pre-Columbian sale in Paris

19 Sep 2019

Getty Trust announces $100m world heritage programme

Plus: second arrest made in connection with Cattelan toilet heist | and Walker Art Center announces new sculpture commission

18 Sep 2019
Stephen Deuchar.

Stephen Deuchar to step down as director of Art Fund

Plus: French culture minister promises 1,000 digital museums | and Japan Art Association announces international award winners

17 Sep 2019
AMERICA (2016), Maurizio Cattelan.

Maurizio Cattelan sculpture stolen from Blenheim Palace

Plus: Daniel Buren painting attacked at the Pompidou | Rumours of Prince Philip statue at Trafalgar Square dismissed | and recommended reading

16 Sep 2019
Pauline Curnier Jardin, winner of the Preis der Nationalgalerie 2019.

Pauline Curnier Jardin has been awarded the Preis der Nationalgalerie

Plus: painter arrested in Italy over Old Master fake scandal | Golden Age terminology vetoed by Amsterdam Museum | winning design unveiled for new Archaeological Museum of Sparta | and recommended reading

13 Sep 2019
Helen Whately MP

Helen Whately appointed UK minister for arts, heritage and tourism

Plus: Record-breaking £58.6m of cultural artefacts handed over to UK through Arts Council schemes | Mary Abbott (1921–2019)

12 Sep 2019
One Stamford Forum, Connecticut, containing the headquarters of Purdue Pharma.

Sackler family reportedly ready to give up ownership of Purdue Pharma

Plus: Vasif Kortun announced as director of Istanbul Painting and Sculpture Museum | Whitney Museum names Tiona Nekkia McClodden as recipient of 2019 Bucksbaum Award | and Pace Gallery announces appointments at opening of new East Coast headquarters

11 Sep 2019
Robert Frank (1924–2019), photographed in 2014.

Robert Frank (1924–2019)

Plus: ICOM postpones vote on new definition for museums | and Banksy’s former agent Steve Lazarides quits gallery

10 Sep 2019
Francisco Toledo, photographed in 2015.

Francisco Toledo (1940–2019)

Plus: Dario Franceschini reappointed as Italian culture minister | Whitechapel Gallery announces winners of Art Book Awards | and majority stake in BADA fair sold to Masterpiece founders

9 Sep 2019
Sotheby's, New York, in June 2004. Photo: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

Sotheby’s shareholders approve sale to Patrick Drahi

Plus: LAPD detectives recover stolen artworks last seen in 1993 | Art Recovery International asks ICOM to investigate Reynolds painting in Tokyo | and recommended reading

6 Sep 2019

UK government to increase DCMS funding by 4.1 per cent

Plus: Magalí Arriola named director of Museo Tamayo | Wildfires damage Bolivia’s rock art | and Amy Sadao to step down as director of ICA Philadelphia

5 Sep 2019

Bristol’s Arnolfini to receive £1.8m investment from Arts Council

Plus: Michael Rakowitz wins 2020 Nasher Prize for Sculpture | Rosalind Nashashibi announced as National Gallery’s first Artist in Residence | and Eva Langret named artistic director of Frieze London

4 Sep 2019
St Clare Rescuing the Shipwrecked (1455), Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia.

Germany returns Nazi-looted Renaissance panels to Jewish heirs

Plus: Christian Dior exhibition was V&A’s most-visited | MCH sells majority stake in India Art Fair to Angus Montgomery Arts | and Alan Cristea Gallery renamed as Cristea Roberts Gallery

3 Sep 2019
Main view of the Palestinian Museum in Birzeit, including its agricultural terraces.

Palestinian Museum wins 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Plus: Chinese billionaire and founder of private Shanghai art museum arrested | London dealer Joseph Nahmad receives suspended sentence for assault

2 Sep 2019
Making the Modern World Gallery at Science Museum, London

Science Museum workers go on strike over low pay

Plus: French court rules against return of paintings to heirs of Jewish collector | Howardena Pindell receives Artists’ Legacy Foundations 2019 award | and designs for Paisley Museums £42 million revamp revealed

30 Aug 2019
Nan Goldin at a P.A.I.N. protest in front of the Louvre in July 2019.

Nan Goldin arrested in New York during anti-opioid protest

Plus: UK survey highlights art’s positive effects in society | and National Gallery of Victoria defends decision to reject Hong Kong panel

29 Aug 2019
Coins from the 2,528-strong Chew Valley hoard, found in January. Image: British Museum

Recently unearthed hoard of Norman coins reveals medieval tax scam, says British Museum

Plus: Atlanta’s High Museum of Art receives significant Impressionist and Post-Impressionist donation | Planning permission granted for major arts project in Sheffield | Turner Prize-hosting Nerve Visual Gallery to close | and Werner Kramarsky (1926–2019)

28 Aug 2019
Eliseo Mattiacci with an installation of his Roma sculptures at the Palazzo Mazzancolli, Italy, in 1982.

Eliseo Mattiacci (1940–2019)

Plus: Petworth House paintings to be restored | and division mounts over ICOM museum definition

27 Aug 2019
The ArcelorMittal Orbit Sculpture and the Olympic Stadium in 2012.

London’s Olympic Park sculpture now £13 million in debt

Plus: David H. Koch (1940–2019) | National Portrait Gallery puts portrait of Jane Seymour on display | and recommended reading

23 Aug 2019
Udo Kittelmann.

Berlin museums director Udo Kittelmann to step down in 2020

Plus: Di Rosa Center urged to change deaccession plans | and Simon Preston appointed senior director at Pace

22 Aug 2019

City of London introduces tougher rules for skyscrapers

Plus: Kiluanji Kia Henda chosen for 1–54 courtyard commission | and UK-based curator loses appeal against prison sentence in Iran

21 Aug 2019
Nora Burnett Abrams.

MCA Denver appoints Nora Burnett Abrams as director

Plus: Eighteenth-century Scottish castle goes up for sale | Rebecca Wei resigns as Christie’s Asia chairman | and UK export bar placed on early Millais painting

20 Aug 2019