Masterpiece London joins MCH Group – and plans international expansion

Vincent Scully (1920–2017) | The V&A opens in China | and Instagram goes mad for the Mona Lisa

1 Dec 2017
British Museum assistant collections manager Jonny Mortemore using the glass plate negative scanner. Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum

British Museum and Google launch digital project to preserve Mayan heritage

Plus: Tim Knox is appointed director of Royal Collection Trust | and US foundations create $6m-scheme to diversify museum leadership

30 Nov 2017
Emmanuel Macron in Burkina Faso

President Macron calls for French restitution of African heritage

Plus: Addison Gallery of American Art associate director Susan Faxon retires | Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 shortlist is announced | and American Federation of Arts appoints Frances Wu Giarratano as director of exhibitions

29 Nov 2017
Annette Kulenkampff, CEO of Documenta, at a conference in Kassel

Documenta CEO Annette Kulenkampff’s contracted term is cut short

Plus: Art Basel and Adidas reach settlement over trademark infringement | Jens Hoffmann departs as co-artistic director of Cleveland triennial | and record visitor numbers for 57th edition of Venice Biennale

28 Nov 2017
Michelangelo's marble statue of 'David', pictured at the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence on 24 May 2004.

Italian court bars use of Michelangelo images

Plus: Australian donors withdraw funding from the Venice Biennale | and recommended reading

27 Nov 2017
French culture minister Françoise Nyssen.

French culture minister announces heritage lottery fund

Plus: Courtauld Gallery to close for two years for £50m refurbishment | The battle to save a 1950s mural in New York | Swiss gallery Karma International relocates in Zurich

24 Nov 2017

UK bids to be European Capital of Culture in 2023 cancelled

Plus: Germany appoints new head of commission on looted art | Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson to open larger space

23 Nov 2017

Vatican and China announce diplomatic exchange of artworks

Plus: Jarman Award goes to Oreet Ashery | Photographer sues Christo and the Smithsonian over installation images | De Chirico self-portrait is stolen from Béziers art museum | and Zanele Muholi receives France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

22 Nov 2017
Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Santander y Cantabria

Blaze breaks out at Santander’s modern art museum

Plus: University of Wyoming Art Museum appoints Marianne Eileen Wardle as director | Adam Szymczyk responds to documenta 14 auditor’s report | and Kemang Wa Lehulere wins Performa 17 Malcolm McLaren prize

21 Nov 2017
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas. Wikimedia Commons

Gavin Delahunty resigns from Dallas Museum of Art

Plus: Art UK and Paul Mellon Centre launch young writers’ prize | Founder of Inhotim art park convicted of money laundering | Azzedine Alaïa (1940–2017) | Recommended reading

20 Nov 2017