C.R.W Nevinson's Battlefields of Britain, part of the Government Art collection, on display at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, in 2012.

Government Art Collection criticised for gender bias

Plus: Kurt Schwitters’s Merz Barn may leave present site | DCMS places export bar on Guardi Venice scene | Bruce Halle (1930-2018) | and recommended reading

8 Jan 2018

Arup to create arts venue at Sheffield’s Park Hill estate

Plus: King Abdulaziz Center World Culture moves closer to full opening | Hartwig Fischer makes first visit to Iran | Manhattan Children’s Museum completes purchase of prospective new venue | and recommended reading

5 Jan 2018
An object from the Al Thani collection on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2014. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Indian jewels stolen from exhibition at Venice’s Palazzo Ducale

Plus: Met museum will charge admission for out-of-state visitors | Thomas Roma is accused of sexual misconduct | Massachusetts AGO’s Berkshire Museum inquiry will be done by end of January | UCLA art department appoints Andrea Fraser as chair | and National Museums Liverpool director retires

4 Jan 2018

BFI abandons plans for £130m film and television centre

Plus: Betty Woodman (1930–2018) | La Salle University plans to sell works from its art collection | Lahore Biennale confirms March opening date | Museums Association calls for ivory ban exemption for UK museums | Thorsten Sadowsky is appointed director of Salzburg’s Museum der Moderne

3 Jan 2018
Richard Long

Richard Long knighted in New Year’s Honours

Plus: Investigators recover stolen Hans Hofmann works | British Museum acquires Joseph Anton Koch drawing | Susan Moldenhauer retires as director of University of Wyoming Art Museum | and recommended reading

2 Jan 2018

Lambeth Council votes to demolish landmark London bus station

Plus: Chuck Close responds to sexual harassment allegations | Winnipeg Art Gallery receives $10m to establish centre for Inuit art | Scotland cuts cultural collections budget | and recommended reading

21 Dec 2017

Belfast’s MAC seeks emergency funding

Plus: Jens Hoffmann responds to Jewish Museum dismissal | Baltimore’s The Contemporary museum closes | Strasbourg City Museums appoints Paul François Lang as director | and Chuck Close is accused of sexual harassment

20 Dec 2017

‘120 Days of Sodom’ is declared a French national treasure

Plus: Manhattan’s DA is forming an antiquities trafficking unit | Jewish Museum cuts ties with Jens Hoffmann | Stoke-on-Trent museum raises funds to buy Iron Age torcs | and Berlin’s Ethnological Museum will return stolen Alaskan objects

19 Dec 2017

Scottish government to boost arts funding

Plus: Artist arrested in China reportedly released on bail | German museums report drop in visitor numbers | Steve McQueen to film tribute to Grenfell Tower victims | and recommended reading

18 Dec 2017
Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery, London, who is to curate the Venice Biennale in 2019,

Ralph Rugoff to curate 2019 Venice Biennale

Plus: Minneapolis Institute of Art to set up Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts | Metropolitan Police revives Art and Antiques unit | Grayson Perry to chair RA Summer Exhibition | Alison Cole appointed editor of the Art Newspaper | Injunction against sale of Berkshire Museum items extended | and recommended reading

15 Dec 2017

Towner Art Gallery faces severe funding cuts

Plus: Hilary McGrady is director general of National Trust | Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta will curate 2019 Whitney Biennial | Guggenheim announces Hugo Boss Prize shortlist | Van Gogh Museum hails record visitor numbers

14 Dec 2017
Arts Council England

Arts Council England reports on Acceptance in Lieu and Cultural Gifts schemes

Plus: Municipal cuts put future of Paris's Le Plateau into question | Blanton Museum of Art raises funds towards construction of Ellsworth Kelly designed building | Artists call for new supervisory structure for Documenta

13 Dec 2017

Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property becomes UK law

Plus: Jon Seydl is appointed director of Krannert Art Museum | TEFAF announces partnership with city of Maastricht and Limburg province | Former CFO of New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage sues for discrimination | and inaugural ArtePrize shortlist is announced

12 Dec 2017

Spanish culture minister orders removal of works from Catalan museum

Plus: Anthea Hamilton to create Tate commission in 2018 | Mayor of London includes culture and creative industries in London-wide Brexit impact study | University of Notre Dame to build new art museum | and recommended reading

11 Dec 2017
Salvator Mundi (c. 1500), Leonardo da Vinci. Christie's

Abu Dhabi authorities announce that they own ‘Salvator Mundi’

Plus: Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021 | Palais Bellevue in Kassel is to become a museum | Sarah Cosulich appointed artistic director of Rome Quadriennale Foundation | and recommended reading

8 Dec 2017
Salvator Mundi (c. 1500), Leonardo da Vinci. Christie's

Saudi prince revealed as buyer of ‘Salvator Mundi’

Plus: Getty collection to stay put as wildfires rage in southern California | Laura Paulson to leave Christie’s | University of Iowa announces new gallery for its art collection | Anne-Imelda Radice to step down as director of American Folk Art Museum

7 Dec 2017

Lubaina Himid wins 2017 Turner Prize

Plus: Experts fear changes to boundaries of Utah national park could endanger ancient Native American petroglyphs | Frick acquires Borghese portrait | Hadrian’s Wall and Great Wall of China partner up for new heritage strategy | Enrico Castellani (1930–2017)

6 Dec 2017

Met museum keeps controversial Balthus painting on display

Plus: Jens Hoffmann suspended from Jewish Museum following sexual harassment allegations | Hank Willis Thomas awarded 2017 AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize | Patricia Stevenson appointed chief executive of LAPADA | William S. Smith appointed editor of Art in America

5 Dec 2017

British Museum to open storage facilities outside London

Plus: Art made in Guantanamo declared US government property | Activists complain about ‘profanation’ of July Column in Paris | Artists sign second open letter in defence of Documenta | and recommended reading

4 Dec 2017

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

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