Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkey plans museum dedicated to ‘martyrs’ of failed coup

Plus: Concerns over planned Academy Museum in LA | Ai Weiwei criticises Hong Kong after HSBC bank account refusal | Artists’ Pension Trust withdraws 18 lots from Sotheby’s | Getty Museum evacuated | Barkley L. Hendricks (1945–2017)

19 Apr 2017
Political deadlock at Stormont has ushered in uncertainty over grants from Arts Council Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland arts funding suffers due to political deadlock

Plus: Sculptor sues Manhattan church over removal of 9/11 memorial | May Xue stands down as Ullens Center CEO | Carolee Schneeman wins Venice Biennale lifetime achievement award

18 Apr 2017
The records of the Stasi, former East German secret police, are stored at the Stasi Museum, in Berlin. (Photo: 21 February, 2017).

Germany to investigate mass art seizures by the Stasi

Plus: Musée d’Orsay accused of discrimination | Warhol Foundation files pre-emptive lawsuit over ‘Prince’ series dispute | and Robert Ryman donates 21 works to Dia Art Foundation

13 Apr 2017
Tehran's Evin prison, where gallerists Karan Vafadari and Afarin Niagara have been held since July 2016

Tehran gallerists charged with plotting to overthrow the state

Plus: National Museum of Ireland pays out over historic staff complaints | Settlement reached over fake Rothko painting | Jeffrey Deitch to open Los Angeles gallery | and abc Berlin and Art Cologne in talks to start joint fair

12 Apr 2017
Visualisation of Gdansk's Museum of the Second World War building designed by Studio Kwadrat

Director of Poland’s Second World War Museum dismissed

Plus: Ownership dispute over Israel Museum’s Bird’s Head Haggadah | Uncertainty over Art Gallery of New South Wales director’s contract | and artists pen open letter to Documenta to protest evictions in Athens

11 Apr 2017

Report recommends cancelling Garden Bridge

Plus: National Gallery seeks £11m to save Bellotto landscape for the nation | Plans to reopen Lancashire museums in doubt | Paintings stolen from Auckland gallery | and recommended reading

10 Apr 2017
The Holburne Museum, Bath.

Holburne Museum names Chris Stephens as its new director

Plus: Eran Neuman announces departure from Israel Museum | David Zwirner to open Upper East Side space | and recommended reading

7 Apr 2017
The Centre Pompidou remains closed for the 11th day due to an employment dispute.

Strike closes Centre Pompidou for 11th consecutive day

Plus: Patrick Sears to step down as director of Rubin Museum | More than €150,000 worth of jewels stolen from Art Paris fair | Victoria Miro announces new gallery in Venice | and Roanne Dods (1966–2017)

6 Apr 2017
St Petersburg's State Hermitage Museum is to step up security in the wake of an attack on the city's metro system earlier this week.

Hermitage increases security following St Petersburg metro attack

Plus: Stolen Norman Rockwell painting recovered in Philadelphia | J.M.W. Turner’s Ehrenbreitstein to be auctioned at Sotheby’s | Okwui Enwezor wins 2017 International Folkwang Prize | Richard Parry to direct Glasgow International | and Leeds Art Gallery to reopen to the public in October

5 Apr 2017
An image from The Gospels of Henry the Lion, one of the most famous items of the Guelph Treasure

US court rules that Germany can be sued for return of Guelph Treasure

Plus: UK museums face ‘uncertain future’ | Archaeologists search for Caligula’s boat | UK arts councils and BBC announce new partnership

4 Apr 2017
James Rosenquist in front of his painting Elect President at the Guggenheim Bilbao, in May 2004. © RAFA RIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

James Rosenquist (1933–2017)

Plus: German government provides €1.2m to acquire looted Kirchner painting | William Kentridge work vandalised in Rome | Sky Arts launches ‘post Brexit’ art fund | and recommended reading

3 Apr 2017

Italian police make arrests to foil terror attack in Venice

Plus: Arts advocates march in Boston | Artists clash with police in Beijing | Iron Age chariot discovered in Yorkshire | and recommended reading

31 Mar 2017
St Petersburg's State Hermitage Museum is to step up security in the wake of an attack on the city's metro system earlier this week.

Hermitage deputy director placed under house arrest

Plus: Turner Prize age limit scrapped, and judges announced for 2018 | Getty Research Institute acquires Frank Gehry archives | Herzog & de Meuron to convert Brooklyn power station into arts hub | and Pompidou anniversary celebrations cancelled due to strike

30 Mar 2017

Christo installation tops attendance survey for 2016

Plus: Arts Council England to investigate benefit of the arts to children | Iranian gallery pulls out of Aipad Photography Show, citing travel ban | Restored Gainsborough painting returns to view after attack | and suspect arrested in connection with artist’s murder

29 Mar 2017

François Hollande urged to return ‘colonial treasures’ to Benin

Plus: Wentworth Woodhouse sold to preservation trust | Giant coin stolen from German museum | Banksy mural accidentally erased in Jamaica | and Matt Packer appointed director of EVA International

28 Mar 2017

UN adopts resolution to protect cultural heritage

Plus: Thomas Krens questions Guggenheim Abu Dhabi scheme | Christie’s calls off June postwar and contemporary sales | Phillips appoints Laurence Calmels as regional director for France | and recommended reading

27 Mar 2017
The artist Corrina Mehiel, who has been murdered in Washinton, D.C.

Artist murdered in Washington, D.C.

Plus:Angela Merkel to receive Elie Wiesel Award | New exhibition space at Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art | Christina Poggi to direct Institute of Fine Arts at NYU | And recommended reading

24 Mar 2017
The Guggenheim Museum has removed three controversial works from an exhibition of Chinese contemporary art following accusations of animal cruelty.

Survey points to gender gap in US museum directorships

Plus: Geffrye Museum receives £12.3m lottery grant | Documenta requests additional state funding | and photographs reveal extent of damage to stolen Guercino painting

23 Mar 2017

Church of the Holy Sepulchre reopens after renovations

Plus: Staff strike at the Musée Rodin | Guggenheim and Rockbund museums call off Middle Eastern art show | and Pompidou Centre to open ‘pop up’ in Shanghai

22 Mar 2017

Winning designs announced for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth

Plus: Global fund to protect cultural heritage launched | Artists and critics demand removal of painting from Whitney Biennial | Katharine Stout named deputy director at ICA | Trisha Brown (1936–2017) | David Rockefeller (1915–2017)

21 Mar 2017
Mr and Mrs William Hallett ('The Morning Walk') (detail; 1785), Thomas Gainsborough.

Man charged after attack on Gainsborough painting

Plus: Republican legislators express support for US arts funding | Pompidou Centre made no profit from record-breaking Koons show  | Christie’s removes work from Dubai auction | and recommended reading

20 Mar 2017

Monarch of the Glen to stay in Scotland after £4 million fundraising drive

Plus: Georgina Jackson to direct Douglas Hyde Gallery | Brooke Davis Anderson leaves Prospect New Orleans for Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts | Stolen Etruscan vessel to return to Italy | and recommended reading

17 Mar 2017
16 members of the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities have resigned in protest at Donald Trump's response to the Charlottesville riots

Trump proposes to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts

Plus: Superflex to take on Tate Modern Turbine Hall commission | Jerusalem gallery faces eviction following ‘politically charged’ art event | Stolen paintings recovered in Denmark | and Hendrikje Crebolder joins Rijksmuseum board of directors

16 Mar 2017
Place des Martyrs in Algiers, where archaeologists have discovered 'spectacular' ruins dating back to the Roman occupation.

‘Spectacular’ archaeological remains discovered in Algiers

Plus: Franz Marc’s Tower of Blue Horses ‘may have survived the war’ | Miety Heiden named head of sales at Phillips | and Claudia Dillmann to leave Deutsches Filmmuseum after 20 years

15 Mar 2017