Foster + Partners’ Bloomberg Headquarters wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2018

Plus: Open letter criticises suspension of Catherine de Zegher | Persian relic is taken to Tehran museum by Iranian President Rouhani | and CEO and Executive Director of Peabody Essex Museum retires after 25-year tenure | National Gallery receives £4 million to refurbish Room 32

11 Oct 2018
Architect Richard Meier

Richard Meier steps down from firm after sexual harrassment allegations

Plus: For Freedoms announces artists taking part in midterm elections project | Art Dubai appoints Chloe Vaisou as international director | Newark Museum appoints Linda Harrison as director | and Maria Seferian elected chair of the board at MOCA Los Angeles

10 Oct 2018
Government offices on Great George Street, London, England.

UK government issues Museums Action Plan 2018

Plus: Controversy over billboard advertising on Sydney Opera House | Titian painting damaged after falling in Spanish monastery | and activists stage protest at American Museum of Natural History

9 Oct 2018

Banksy work shreds itself after selling at Sotheby’s auction

Plus: Jenny Saville’s self-portrait sets new auction record for a living woman artist  | V&A director Tristram Hunt defends pricing of exhibition tickets | and recommended reading |

8 Oct 2018
Artillerymen (1915), Ernest Ludwig Kirchner

Guggenheim to return Kirchner painting to heirs of Alfred Flechtheim

Plus: Theaster Gates’s Rebuild Foundation receives $300,000 from JPMorgan Chase | MacArthur Foundation awards 2018 ‘Genius’ grants | José Esparza Chong Cuy appointed executive director and chief curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture | Vera List Center names Chimurenga winner of 2018–20 Jane Lombard Prize for Art and Social Justice | and recommended reading

5 Oct 2018
The Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green in 2005.

V&A announces plans for £13.5m redevelopment of Museum of Childhood

Plus: French court upholds ruling ordering return of Pissarro painting to Jewish heirs | Shirin Aliabadi (1973–2018) | Controversy over planned sale of Kerry James Marshall mural in Chicago | and artists demonstrate against police handling of activist death in Greece

4 Oct 2018

Dmitry Rybolovlev sues Sotheby’s for $380m

Plus: Hadeel Ibrahim elected chair of the ICA in London | Ringling Museum renames its Center for Asian Art after donation  | and Jewish peers criticise plans for new Holocaust memorial in London

3 Oct 2018
Valerie Hillings, named as the next director of the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Valerie Hillings to direct North Carolina Museum of Art

Plus: Collector to withdraw 700-work loan over Mapplethorpe controversy | Damien Hirst restructures business | Phyllis Kind (1933–2018) | and Rachel Adams joins Bemis Centre for Contemporary Arts

2 Oct 2018
Bronx Museum of the Arts

Bronx Museum of the Arts to open new space in downtown New York

Plus: Dealer Ezra Chowaiki sentenced to 18 months for $16m fraud | Mattress Factory director on temporary leave after alleged mishandling of sexual harassment claims | Holly Shen to join San Jose Museum of Art as deputy director

1 Oct 2018
Nicholas Grimshaw, winner of the 2019 Royal Gold Medal for architecture.

Nicholas Grimshaw awarded Royal Gold Medal for architecture

Plus: Deutsche Bank’s Palais Populaire opens in Berlin | Helena Almeida (1934–2018) | Leslie-Lohman Museum to receive $1m bequest | and recommended reading

28 Sep 2018

Chapel of the Holy Shroud reopens in Turin

Plus: Stained glass window by David Hockney unveiled at Westminster Abbey | and Rema Hort Mann Foundation announces grant recipients

27 Sep 2018

Major refurbishment for Scottish National Gallery revealed

Plus: Deborah Marrow to retire as Getty Foundation Director | Protests over Luke Willis Thompson’s Turner Prize nomination | Nasher Prize for sculpture awarded to Isa Genzken | and Sotheby’s Cécile Verdier to replace president of Christie’s France

26 Sep 2018

Model for Courbet’s L’Origine du Monde identified

Plus: French advertising director sues Jeff Koons for plagiarism | Karen Quinlan appointed director of National Portrait Gallery in Australia | Jane Fortune (1942–2018) | and Sarah Perks to leave HOME Manchester

25 Sep 2018

Frick Collection looks set to move into the Breuer building

Plus: Director of Serralves Museum resigns over censorship row | Marina Abramović attacked in Florence | Police remove sculptures in the Maldives | and recommended reading

24 Sep 2018
The church on San Giorgio Maggiore, the Venetian island.

New centre for technology and digital preservation of culture in Venice is launched

Plus: Art project to temporarily resurrect Berlin Wall is cancelled | Iniva will relocate to the Chelsea College of Arts campus | Designer John Christakos to be new president of board of trustees at Walker Art Center | and recommended reading

21 Sep 2018
Robert Venturi in 2008.

Robert Venturi (1925–2018)

Plus: Vera List Center for Art and Politics receives $5m gift | Arthur Mitchell (1934–2018) | and Spanish government pledges €30m for Prado expansion

20 Sep 2018
Geta Brătescu, photographed in 2015.

Geta Brătescu (1926–2018)

Plus: Chinese art removed from Trump’s updated trade tariffs | Dealer Jan Six has identified a second Rembrandt | David Adjaye to build new art museum for Princeton University

19 Sep 2018
Elliot Bostwick Davis, newly appointed director and CEO of the Norton Museum of Art.

Elliot Bostwick Davis named director of Norton Museum of Art

Plus: Annette Michelson (1922–2018) | Jan Fabre accused of sexual harassment | and White Cube announces representation of first artist estate

18 Sep 2018
The Glasgow School of Art on 22nd June, photo: © Robert Perry/Getty Images

Chair of GSA board promises Mackintosh building will be a working art school again

Plus: Manuela Moscoso appointed curator of Liverpool Biennial 2020 | Knight Foundation launches $5m Art and Technology Fund in Philadelphia | Hauser & Wirth to open gallery in St. Moritz | David Zwirner collaborates with Fraenkel  Gallery to represent estate of Diane Arbus | and Louis Marchesano named new senior curator of prints, drawings, and photographs at Philadelphia Museum of Art

17 Sep 2018
The National Portrait Gallery, London

National Portrait Gallery announces partial closure in London Fashion Week

Plus: French court releases Pyotr Pavlensky from pre-trial detention | Artists in Cuba denounce new law that will increase state censorship | Gagosian hires former brain surgeon Frank Moore | and recommended reading

14 Sep 2018

Suspected poisoning of Pussy Riot member

Plus: Dubai private equity firm bows out of Art Dhabi sponsorship | Nazi-stolen Renoir painting returned to Jewish collector’s descendant | and Earliest known drawing found in South African cave

13 Sep 2018
The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Souls Grown Deep Foundation creates internship scheme for students of colour

Plus: New York appeals court rejects models heirs claims to Matisse portrait | Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 shortlist announced | and Shortlist for RIBA 2018 International Prize announced

12 Sep 2018
Self-portrait (n.d.), Anne Vallayer-Coster.

Four Nazi-looted works identified by Gurlitt Provenance Research project

Plus: Eduoard Kopp appointed chief curator of Menil Drawing Institute | Women arrested for damaging artefacts in Athens | LarbitsSisters win inaugural prize for interactive and new media art | and archaeologists discover Roman coins beneath disused theatre in Como

11 Sep 2018
Tristram Hunt,

Tristram Hunt floats idea of hotel tax for overseas tourists to fund UK museums

Plus: Yasufumi Nakamori appointed Tate’s senior curator of international art | Steven Parissien steps down as director of Compton Verney Art Gallery | and Nancy Blomberg (1946–2018)

10 Sep 2018