An archaeologist works on part of a 1,500-year-old mosaic discovered near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate, on 23 August 2017. AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images

Byzantine mosaic discovered in Jerusalem

Plus: New York mayor orders review of ‘symbols of hate on city property’ | University of Arkansas establishes state’s first art school | New York City’s first poster museum to open in 2018 | and Ghana’s Gallery 1957 announces second venue in Accra

24 Aug 2017
Franco 'Bifo' Berardi's performance at Documenta 14 has been cancelled. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Documenta 14 cancels controversial performance

Plus: New York museum backs calls to remove statue of slavery-era medic | Burglary at the University Museum of Bergen | and Sotheby’s scraps online buyer’s premiums

23 Aug 2017
National Gallery Director, Dr Gabriele Finaldi looks at the Bellotto.

National Gallery acquires Bellotto masterpiece

Plus: Documenta 14 director responds to far-right politician’s comments on Kassel obelisk | Charlottesville to shroud Confederate statues | and shortlisted plans for Clandon Park restoration revealed

22 Aug 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

Mass resignation of the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities

Plus: Shipwrecks given protected status | David Somerset, Duke of Beaufort (1928-2017) | and recommended reading

21 Aug 2017

Malian radical ordered to pay €2.7m for Timbuktu destruction

Plus: National Portrait Gallery acquires 37 portraits of black Britons | Chiara Fumai (1978–2017) | and recommended reading

18 Aug 2017
US President Donald Trump has proposed cutting funding to the NEA and NEH - again.

Donald Trump weighs in on fate of Confederate monuments

Plus: Blanton Museum receives seven Leon Polk Smiths | New York’s Queens Museum in Israel row | Worker strikes cause Barcelona museums to close | and new culture fund for Hull and Humber region

17 Aug 2017

Tudor palace remains discovered in Greenwich

Plus: Archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old tombs in Egypt | Design Museum announces Designs of the Year shortlist | Indianapolis Museum of Art campus is renamed | Confederate statues removed in Baltimore | and fears for future of Scotland Yard’s art and antiques unit

16 Aug 2017

North Carolina protesters pull down Confederate statue

Plus: David Roberts to close London gallery and open Somerset sculpture park | Promotions and appointment at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. | and Hockney writes preface for forthcoming Kitaj memoir

15 Aug 2017

Garden Bridge project is officially scrapped

Plus: Stolen de Kooning painting returns to Arizona museum | Yayoi Kusama museum to open in Tokyo | Susan Dackerman is the new director of Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center | and recommended reading

14 Aug 2017

New photography museum to come to London

Plus: Herzog & de Meuron took reduced fees for Tate Switch House | Artist stages graffiti protest outside Twitter offices in Hamburg | and recommended reading

11 Aug 2017

£4m funding boost for Glasgow tea room

Plus: Elmhurst Art Museum appoints John McKinnon as executive director | Works missing from Air India’s £200m art collection | Christie’s sues Delta Airlines for Gerhard Richter painting damage | and French Academy in Rome removes upper age limit for Villa Medici fellows

10 Aug 2017

Presumed lost Giacometti drawings found in antiques shop

Plus: Inaugural Battersea sculpture commission winners announced | Sadiq Khan says £46.6m spent on aborted Garden Bridge will not be recovered | MoMA to auction over 400 photographs at Christie’s | and Henry Wrong, Barbican’s first managing director, dies

9 Aug 2017

Pussy Riot members detained over public protest

Plus: British countess sues art dealer over Dutch old master painting | and Claudio Abate (1943–2017)

8 Aug 2017

Martin Roth (1955–2017)

Plus: National Trust in row over gay pride badges | US National Academy members pen open letter defending Dana Schutz | V&A apologises after breastfeeding woman told to ‘cover up’ | and recommended reading

7 Aug 2017

Bassel Khartabil, founder of digital Palmyra project, executed

Plus: Hilton Als to organise series of shows at Yale Center for British ArtGraham Foundation grants $400,000 for international architectural projects | Sotheby’s releases earnings report for first half of year | and recommended reading

4 Aug 2017

Archaeologists unearth ‘little Pompeii’ in southeastern France

Plus: LACMA names Mark Bradford and George Lucas as Art+Film Gala honourees | Last-minute donation saves Victoria’s Castlemaine Art Museum from closure | and Concetto Pozzati (1935–2017)

3 Aug 2017

The Met hands over ancient sculpture with disputed past

Plus: Indonesian-Chinese collector Budi Tek receives Légion d’Honneur | Five antiquities dealers arrested in Jerusalem over Hobby Lobby case | and recovered Guercino alterpiece to undergo extensive conservation

2 Aug 2017
The Getty Center museum in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Getty Trust founding president Harold M. Williams dies

Plus: US authorities seize ancient Greek vase at the Met | Twelve recipients of Getty’s architectural conservation grant announced | Stolen equipment closes Koki Tanaka installation at Skulptur Projekte Münster | and archaeologists unearth ancient statue at Cambodian temple

1 Aug 2017

Edward Hopper archive goes to Whitney Museum

Plus: The Art Newspaper editor to step down | Art Gallery of New South Wales announces prize winners | Staff changes at the Met | Miami Beach ArtCenter appoints new director Dennis Scholl | and recommended reading

31 Jul 2017
Metropolitan Museum director Thomas P. Campbell (pictured here speaking at the opening of the exhibition 'Manus x Machina' in 2016), has been awarded the second annual Getty Rothschild Fellowship.

Thomas P. Campbell awarded Getty Rothschild Fellowship

Plus: Six former officials sentenced in South Korea for blacklisting artists | Artist Pension Trust criticised for levying storage fee | Sam Durant awarded deCordova Sculpture Park’s Rappaport Prize | and recommended reading

28 Jul 2017

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