Gold reliquary of Anne of Brittany's heart.

Reliquary with queen’s heart stolen from Nantes museum

Plus: Joseph Beuys estate obtained by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | London museums in Grenfell Tower tribute discussions | High Museum unveils plans for reinstallation of collection | and recommended reading

16 Apr 2018
Former Tate Modern director Chris Dercon has resigned from Berlin's Volksbuhne theatre

Chris Dercon resigns as director of Berlin’s Volksbühne

Plus: FBI recover stolen Chagall painting | Ellen Salpeter resigns from ICA Miami | Jean de Loisy to curate 2019 Lyon Biennale | and recommended reading

13 Apr 2018
Rendering of the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which will be located in LA’s Exposition Park

Lucas Museum is buyer of Berkshire Museum’s Rockwell painting

Plus: ICA Boston to close Nicholas Nixon show early | Carol B. Cadou appointed director of Delaware’s Winterthur Museum | and Mike Kelley Foundation releases $400,000 in artist project grants

12 Apr 2018
Max Hollein, who has been named as the next director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Max Hollein named next director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Plus: Gillian Ayres (1930–2018) | Smithsonian governing body approves plans for London collaboration | Berkshire Museum marks first tranche of works for auction | and Outsider Art Fair cancels plans for Basel edition

11 Apr 2018
Nick Mitzevich

Nick Mitzevich to head National Gallery of Australia

Plus: Documenta appoints music business executive as interim CEO | Max Uhlig donates entire oeuvre to Saxony’s Cultural Foundation | National Federation of Artists’ Studio Providers closes | and NEH awards $18.6m in grants

10 Apr 2018
A Nabataean tomb in Madain Saleh, Saudi Arabia, wikimedia commons

France to sign heritage agreement with Saudi Arabia

Plus: Cathy Wilkes selected to represent Britain at 2019 Venice Biennale | Rubens portrait at risk of leaving the UK | Debora L. Spar resigns as president of Lincoln Center | Nancy Ireson to join Barnes Foundation as deputy director of collections | and recommended reading

9 Apr 2018
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

US court approves Berkshire Museum sale

Plus: Looted Egon Schiele drawings restored to the heirs of original owner | First round of partners and programmes announced by Terra-Art Bridges Initiative | Judge throws out lawsuit against Agnes Martin Authentication Committee | Francis Alÿs wins EYE Art and Film Prize | Ellen Stofan appointed director of Smithsonian Air and Space Museum | and recommended reading

6 Apr 2018
Rendering of The Frick Collection from 70th Street; Courtesy of Selldorf Architects

Frick board approves design for $160m extension

Plus: Jean-Luc Martinez signs on for further three-year term at Louvre | Theaster Gates named inaugural visiting artist at Maine’s Lunder Institute | Brooklyn Museum under fire over hiring of white curator of African art | Three new professorships announced at future Documenta Institute | and Suad Garayeva-Maleki appointed artistic director of Yarat

5 Apr 2018

Christo reveals more details of Serpentine project

Plus: Marcos art collection dispute goes to trial | Bugada & Cargnel gallery closes Paris space | Julia Kristeva dismisses espionage allegations | and SCDA Architects to helm Singapore Art Museum renovations

4 Apr 2018
Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon

MAC Lyon director Thierry Raspail retires

Plus: Montréal Biennial files for bankruptcy | Justine Ludwig appointed director of Creative Time | and Christopher Scoates to direct Museum of Arts and Design in New York

3 Apr 2018
Editor of the Financial Times Lionel Barber, tipped to be next chairman of the Tate

Lionel Barber appointed chair of Tate trustees

Plus: Budi Tek reveals plans to form a foundation with LACMA | Stephanie Wiles named director of Yale University Art Gallery | Laura Sillars appointed director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art | Donald Trump signs bill forbidding federal funding of oil portraits of politicians | Em’kal Eyongakpa wins inaugural Henrike Grohs Art Award | and regeneration fund grants £4m towards new museum in Blackpool

29 Mar 2018
Editor of the Financial Times Lionel Barber, tipped to be next chairman of the Tate

Lionel Barber tipped to be next chairman of Tate board

Plus: Julia Kristeva accused of Cold War espionage | and Michael Rakowitz commission for fourth plinth unveiled

28 Mar 2018
The Getty Center museum in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

J. Paul Getty medal recipients for 2018 announced

Plus: Louvre reportedly rejects plans for Mona Lisa tour | Rare annotated copy of Ben Jonson play Epicœne saved for nation | and Nicholas Nixon retires from MassArt following misconduct allegations

27 Mar 2018
The United States Capitol, Washington, D.C., photo: Wikicommons

Congress increases funding to NEA and NEH

Plus: The Art Newspaper publishes international visitor figures survey for 2017 | Centre Pompidou announces architects for Brussels satellite | Petition urges Hertfordshire Council to reconsider selling public art collection | Former Studio Museum building to be demolished | Andreas Rumbler to join Lévy Gorvy | and recommended reading

26 Mar 2018

ICA Philadelphia is the first museum certified for paying artists fairly

Plus: Lottery grant boosts multimillion redevelopment of the Museum of Oxford | Inaugural Riga Biennial announces artist list | Australian National Photographic Portrait Prize awarded | and recommended reading

23 Mar 2018

Shortlist for Hepworth Prize for Sculpture announced

Plus: Ancient Olmec statues returned to Mexico | Civil rights leader to be honoured with US Capitol statue | V&A removes advert for volunteer curatorial position | and Australian Senate publishes report on Burrup Peninsula rock art

22 Mar 2018
View of the Berlin Palace, future home of the Humboldt Forum, taken in spring 2017.

New director for Berlin’s Humboldt Forum

Plus: Rio de Janeiro’s Modern Art Museum plans to sell Pollock | and Hauser & Wirth announces representation of Amy Sherald

21 Mar 2018

Belgian police raid homes in Russian forgery investigation

Plus: New art fair to launch in Taipei | and group organises against Memphis College of Art closure

20 Mar 2018
Andria Zafirakou receives the 'Global Teacher Prize' from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai during an award ceremony in Dubai on 18 March 2018.

London art teacher wins $1 million award

Plus: Shenzhen Biennale fires curator over sexual misconduct allegations | Gallerist donates James Joyce holdings to Morgan Library | Sotheby’s to bring first Old Master painting to Middle East | Kairos prize awarded to Frankfurt director | and recommended reading

19 Mar 2018
Helen Legg

Helen Legg appointed director of Tate Liverpool

Plus: Cooper Union votes to reintroduce free tuition | Convictions in Russian avant-garde forgery case | French court dismisses case on Facebook ‘censorship’ | National Museum of Scotland to put entire collection online | and recommended reading

16 Mar 2018
The Bundestag

German government considers reducing VAT for art sales

Plus: Art Basel and UBS publish global art market report | UCL Culture restructuring proposal draws criticism | Adel Abdessemed withdraws video of burning chickens from exhibition in Lyon | and Michael Morgner wins inaugural Schmidt-Rottluff Art Prize

15 Mar 2018
Architect Richard Meier

Richard Meier takes leave of absence after sexual harassment allegations

Plus: MOCA fires Helen Molesworth as chief curator | Michelangelo Pistoletto receives Roswitha Haftmann Prize | Waddington Custot to represent Jedd Novatt

14 Mar 2018
Fatoş Üstek

DRAF appoints Fatoş Üstek as director

Plus: Hubert de Givenchy (1927—2018) | Open letter condemns dismissal of Bordeaux director | New Rotterdam exhibition space to honour Dutch emigrants | Guggenheim Museum to acquire controversial Xu Bing work

13 Mar 2018
The artist Nan Goldin.

Nan Goldin leads protest at the Met’s Sackler Wing

Plus: Dresden receives gift of 1,200 contemporary works | Director of Museum Morsbroich to step down | Hauser + Wirth to represent Zeng Fanzhi | and recommended reading

12 Mar 2018