Philippe de Montebello joins Acquavella Galleries

Plus: Arts Council England delays plans for ‘Quality Metrics’ | Plans approved for Colosseum archaeological park | and Garfield Weston Foundation pledges £5m to Imperial War Museum

27 Jul 2017
Markus Lüpertz

Controversial Markus Lüpertz mural gets green light

Plus: Banksy work named UK’s favourite work of art | Activists demand that Boston’s ICA cancel Dana Schutz show | and Condo fair to launch in Mexico City and Shanghai in 2018

26 Jul 2017
The ruins of Flint Castle, Wales.

Proposed monument at Flint Castle branded ‘distasteful’

Plus: Kunstmuseum Bern launches provenance research into Gurlitt Collection | Berkshire Museum criticised for plans to sell off works from its collection | Fire at Tatihou’s Maritime Museum destroys three paintings from the Louvre | and Christina Olsen appointed director of University of Michigan Museum of Art

25 Jul 2017
The 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict has come into force in UK law today.

UK Government plans to extend act concerning looted art indefinitely

Plus: Lygia Pape’s daughter sues LG for copyright infringement | Museum planned for Delhi’s Gole Market | and recommended reading

24 Jul 2017
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Getty announces major acquisition of Old Master drawings

Plus: Stolen Francis Bacon paintings recovered | Nicole Eisenman sculpture vandalised in Münster | London’s Breese Little gallery to close | and recommended reading

21 Jul 2017
Rogers, Stirk, Habour + Partners’ British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre, one of the buildings shortlisted for this year's Stirling Prize.

Stirling Prize shortlist announced

Plus: New York City Cultural Plan focuses on underserved communities | Neil MacGregor to remain at Humboldt Forum until it opens | artworks vandalised at Domme contemporary exhibition

20 Jul 2017
The interior of the Atrium building of the disused Brooklyn Army Terminal.

New York non-profit to set up affordable studio space in disused army base

Plus: Dame Helen Ghosh to leave National Trust | Auschwitz museum to pursue charges against student who stole objects for art project | Pompidou ‘close to signing deal’ on Shanghai outpost | and Wellington bust found in Thames

19 Jul 2017

British Museum helps repatriate tile stolen from Uzbek monument

Plus: New report assesses state of UK art market | More than 5,000 homes in Mosul’s historic Old City destroyed | Republican Congressman submits proposal to save NEA | and plans dropped for museum in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens

18 Jul 2017
Hull's Humber Bridge is to get Grade I listed status

Nine Hull landmarks are to be listed

Plus: Five cities shortlisted for UK City of Culture 2021 | Louvre releases details of works damaged in Paris storms | Suspected fakes confiscated in Genoa | and recommended reading

17 Jul 2017
The Switch House, now named The Blavatnik Building, at Tate Modern,Photo: © Iwan Baan

Tate galleries announce record visitor numbers

Plus: Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in need of renovations | Skeletal remains halt construction work at Western Australia Museum | and recommended reading

14 Jul 2017

Cultural leaders call for free movement in post-Brexit Britain

Plus: Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass windows will return to restored home | Daniel LaRue Johnson (1938–2017) | German galleries launch Condo-style co-operative programme | and Tapei’s National Palace Museum creates free image archive

13 Jul 2017

Record attendance at the Met

Plus: German police make arrests in €4 million gold coin museum heist case | Dallas Museum of Art acquires Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room | Ilya Glazunov (1930–2017) | and Christie’s names new Impressionist and modern art co-chairmen

12 Jul 2017
Nanne Dekking is the new chair of TEFAF

Nanne Dekking appointed chair of TEFAF

Plus: Sadiq Khan appoints 50 design advocates for London | Painting at centre of Nazi loot claim pulled from Düsseldorf exhibition | Architects shortlist announced for London’s Centre for Music | UNESCO inscribes ice age caves on world heritage list | $81 million pay-out ordered in Knoedler art fraud case

11 Jul 2017

Gainsborough sketches discovered at Windsor Castle

Plus: Eritrea’s modernist capital is among new UNESCO World Heritage sites | Police uncover ancient Roman coins in anti-terrorist operation | Over 95 per cent of pre-Hispanic collection at Mexican Museum fails authentication | and recommended reading

10 Jul 2017

€500m Cerruti Collection goes to Castello di Rivoli

Plus: £3 million jewellery heist at Masterpiece London | New Orleans Museum of Art acquires works by 10 African-American artists | and recommended reading

7 Jul 2017

Hepworth Wakefield is the Art Fund Museum of the Year

Plus: Hobby Lobby accused of smuggling ancient Iraqi artefacts | Royal Academy to create new gallery and awards for architecture | Australia’s Mona announces major expansion plans | and Mario Merz Prize for art goes to Petrit Halilaj

6 Jul 2017
The Chancellery in Berlin, currently the location of an art installation targeting Turkey's president.

Turkey hits out at Berlin art installation

Plus: José Luis Cuevas (1934–2017) | £6 million funding for David Livingstone Museum in Scotland | Artists design covers for special edition of Evening Standard | and South African court dismisses ‘hate speech’ complaint against artwork

5 Jul 2017

British Museum sets out plans for a revamp

Plus: Collector withdraws works from Boulder Museum exhibition | Jan Fontein (1927–2017) | and Design Museum acquires rainbow flag

4 Jul 2017
Smithfield Market, London.

Major funding boost for the new Museum of London

Plus: Union Black to fly above Tate Britain | Auctioneer sues for commission on Gauguin painting | TEFAF releases report and new initiative focused on digital art market | and recommended reading

3 Jul 2017
London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan launches ‘London Borough of Culture’ competition

Plus: Study suggests pay increase across US museum sector | Arts Council warns arts organisations to increase diversity or forego funding |  and recommended reading

30 Jun 2017
Utøya island, where 69 teenagers were massacred by a right wing extremist in 2011.

Norway abandons artist’s plans for Utøya massacre memorial

Plus: UNESCO report recommends bypass around Stonehenge | Artist issues formal complaint over fundraising investigation | Man crashes car into monument in Little Rock | and Avery Singer wins Prix Jean-François Prat

29 Jun 2017
Rendering of the planned MoMA extension, based on the design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Steven A. Cohen donates $50m to MoMA

Plus: Franz West’s family win court battle over artist’s estate | Survey suggests that 98 per cent of Australians ‘engage with the arts’ | and George Lucas’s Museum of Narrative Art gets the go-ahead

28 Jun 2017
Arts Council England

Arts Council England boosts funding to regional organisations

Plus: Rome metro construction unearths 3rd-century ruins | Julia Joern to leave David Zwirner gallery | Stolen Belfast painting recovered in Chicago | and Merryn Schriever appointed director of Bonhams Australia

27 Jun 2017

Spanish judge orders exhumation of Salvador Dalí’s remains

Plus: Julia Peyton-Jones to join Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Bangkok to launch contemporary art biennale | Art Gallery of Ontario acquires 522 Diane Arbus photographs | and recommended reading

26 Jun 2017