Some of the figurines and gems recently excavated in the House of the Garden at Pompeii.

Archaeologists unearth cache of jewels at Pompeii

Plus: Sadiq Khan backs calls for slavery museum in London | Artists request removal of work from Aichi Triennale | and UK government places export bar on £28m Monet

13 Aug 2019
Photograph of Takis and Guy Brett 1966.

Panayiotis Vassilakis (Takis) (1925–2019)

Plus: Nancy Reddin Kienholz (1943-2019) | and recommended reading

12 Aug 2019

Ai Weiwei sends researchers to document Hong Kong protests

Plus: Monique Barbier-Mueller (1929–2019) | Mead Art Museum receives anonymous gift of 170 contemporary works

9 Aug 2019
A cruise ship sailing in front of San Giorgio Maggiore in 2010.

Venice will reroute cruise ships away from city centre

Plus: Gordon Rintoul will step down as NMS director | and Jamaican minister calls for restitution of artefacts in British Museum collection

8 Aug 2019
Europol announced 75 arrests and the recovery of over 3,500 stolen works of art and cultural goods as part of 'Operation Pandora'.

Europol sting recovers 18,000 stolen artefacts

Plus: Kamal Boullata (1942–2019) | Aichi Triennale artists sign statement calling for restoration of censorship exhibition | Academy Museum of Motion Pictures director resigns

7 Aug 2019

Organisers close exhibition in Aichi Triennale, citing terrorist threats

Plus: Pérez Art Museum acquires 46 works of vernacular American art | and recommended reading

6 Aug 2019
The Dark Rigi: The Lake of Lucerne, Showing the Rigi at Sunrise (1842), J.M.W. Turner.

UK government places export bar on Turner’s ‘Dark Rigi’

Plus: Child ‘thrown’ from Tate Modern in critical but stable condition | Aspen Institute announces centre dedicated to Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer | and Don Suggs (1945–2019)

5 Aug 2019
Liz Truss, the UK International Trade Secretary outside 10 Downing Street. Photo: Getty/Chris J Ratcliffe

UK government proposes creating tax-free zones after leaving the EU

Plus: medieval bridge dismantled in Belgium despite protests | Baltimore Museum of Art pledges year of exhibitions dedicated to women artists | and 16th-century painting back on display at London’s National Gallery after seven-year conservation project

2 Aug 2019
Orpheus Enchanting the Animals (16th century), attributed to Titian’s workshop.

Painting at Apsley House reattributed to Titian’s workshop

Plus: art dealer Joseph Nahmad could face jail time after pleading guilty to assault charges | Whitney Museum promotes two curators | and recommended reading

1 Aug 2019
Karsten Schubert photographed by Helen Taylor, October 1990

Karsten Schubert (1961–2019)

Plus: British art dealer gets prison sentence for grand larceny and fraud | Portuguese authorities seize art from debt-ridden businessman | Europe's tallest artwork set to rise above Belgian motorway | and Wendell Dayton (1938–2019)

31 Jul 2019
The Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, photographed in 2014.

Fire brought under control at Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt

Plus: Boston's Museum of Fine Arts receives grant from Netherlands for new centre | Italian lawsuit over $800m estate threatens NYU collection | and recommended reading

30 Jul 2019
Carlos Cruz-Diez in Liverpool

Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923–2019)

Plus: Neil deGrasse Tyson keeps job at American Museum of Natural History after closure of sexual-misconduct investigation | Archaeologists discover temple belonging to sunken ancient city

29 Jul 2019
The Whitney Museum of American Art in 2014. Photo: Timothy Schenck

Artists reverse decision to withdraw from Whitney Biennial

Plus: Paris heat wave threatens Notre Dame with collapse | Schiele drawing discovered in New York thrift store | Damian Ortega wins inaugural ICA Miami prize for sculpture | and recommended reading

26 Jul 2019
Warren Kanders and Allison Kanders at the Whitney Gala 2012.

Warren Kanders resigns as vice chair of Whitney board

Plus: Nicky Morgan named UK Culture Secretary | Paolo Giuerini reconfirmed as director of Naples museum of archaeology | and Baltimore Museum of Art to establish centre for Matisse studies

25 Jul 2019

Renaissance shipwreck found in Baltic Sea

Plus: the Netherlands establishes endowment fund at MFA Boston | and Portland Museum of Art awarded $4.6m in lawsuit

24 Jul 2019
The court casket from Newbattle Abbey (1565), Master of Perspective, Nuremberg (£750,000).

UK government export bar on rare Renaissance casket expires

Plus: Worcester Art Museum receives $10m donation | and CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain Bordeaux appoints new director

23 Jul 2019
The Whitney Museum of American Art in 2014. Photo: Timothy Schenck

Eight artists withdraw from Whitney Biennial

Plus: Marisa Merz (1926–2019) | César Pelli (1927–2019) | Palais de Tokyo names Emma Lavigne as president | and recommended reading

22 Jul 2019
Royal statues from the kingdom of Dahomey (Benin), dating from 1890–92, currently at the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, photo: Gerald Julien/AFP/Getty Images

France to lend Benin €20 million for museum to house looted artefacts

Plus: Kurdish artist Zehra Doğan detained in Berlin following protest-performance | Charles Dickens Museum buys back portrait lost for 133 years | and recommended reading

19 Jul 2019
The Weston at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park building makes shortlist for RIBA Stirling Prize 2019

Plus: Notre-Dame reconstruction bill passes into law | Tate declares climate emergency, promising broad reevaluation of practices | and recommended reading

18 Jul 2019
The Louvre in Paris.

Sackler name removed from Louvre galleries after protests

Plus: Two Egyptian pyramids reopen to public | Benin to open museum to house looted artefacts

17 Jul 2019
The novelist Ahdaf Soueif, who has announced her resignation from the board of trustees of the British Museum, photographed in London in 2016.

British Museum trustee Ahdaf Soueif resigns over BP sponsorship, repatriation and workers’ rights

Plus: Study suggests lard was used in Stonehenge construction | and Frieder Burda (1936–2019)

16 Jul 2019
Aerial view of the Tulip.

Mayor of London rejects Foster + Partners’ ‘Tulip’ skyscraper

Plus: Co-chairmen of Paris Biennale vetting committee resign | Tate acquires archive of surrealist painter Ithell Colquhoun | and recommended reading

15 Jul 2019
Street art by the French artist Eltono, in Beijing's Caochangdi art district.

Beijing artists evicted from two arts districts

Plus: Judge rules in favour of Agnes Martin authentication committee members | and recommended reading

12 Jul 2019
Three of the items seized by the Department of Homeland Security during the course of the investigation into Subhash Kapoor and his co-defendants.

Art dealer Subhash Kapoor charged with running extensive smuggling ring

Plus: David Zwirner to open Paris space, citing Brexit concerns | Himali Singh Soin wins 2019 Frieze Artist Award | New York court rules that Nazi-looted Schiele works will remain with victim’s heirs | and Eberhard Havekost (1967–2019)

11 Jul 2019