Madrid's Museo del Prado will welcome a new director ahead of its 200th birthday in 2019

Miguel Zugaza to leave Prado for Museum of Fine Art Bilbao

Plus: Van Gogh Museum criticises scholars for ‘excessively easygoing’ attitude to authentication | Disputed Beethoven score fails to sell at auction | French government returns painting attributed to Joos Van Cleve to heirs of Jewish collectors | and Pérez Art Museum receives $10 million plus collection of Cuban art

30 Nov 2016
Stirling's posthumous masterpiece No 1 Poultry. 'Oafish' or 'highly significant'?

James Stirling’s No. 1 Poultry granted listed status

Plus: Huge Bronze Age torc discovered in Cambridgeshire field | Artists march on Ivanka Trump’s Manhattan apartment | Mathias Ary Jan to direct Biennale des Antiquaires under new name | and Heather Phillipson wins 2016 Film London Jarman Award

29 Nov 2016

Cuban artist arrested again after the death of Fidel Castro

Plus: Berlin forced to postpone exhibition of Tehran’s modern masters | Greek archaeologists rediscover ‘lost Elgin marbles’ | Salem University shuts down politically themed exhibition | and recommended reading

28 Nov 2016

Norman Foster and Carlos Rubio to design Prado extension

Plus: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago announces $16 million renovation | Estate of Tom Wesselmann to be represented by Gagosian and Almine Rech | Gabi Ngcobo to curate 10th Berlin Biennale | and Future Generation Prize shortlist unveiled

25 Nov 2016

RIBA International Prize goes to Peruvian university campus

Plus: Falling pound threatens National Gallery’s plans to acquire Pontormo painting | Manifesta 12 announces OMA as ‘creative mediator’ | Artists named for Jerwood Makers Open | and Stefan Borchardt named director of Kunsthalle Emden

24 Nov 2016

Autumn Statement: Wentworth Woodhouse to get grant of £7.6 million

Plus: Jenni Lomax to step down as director of Camden Arts Centre | Frick names Joseph Shatoff deputy director | and plans announced for Bauhaus centenary

23 Nov 2016

Hockney to design stained glass window celebrating reign of Elizabeth II

Plus: Jeff Koons reveals plans for Paris terror attack memorial | ICA Miami to open new permanent space in 2017 | Glasgow School of Art receives major donation to renovate campus | and Prada Foundation to open new photography gallery

22 Nov 2016

Shortlist revealed for UK’s National Holocaust memorial

Plus: Richard Prince sued for unauthorised appropriation | Whitney announces artist list for 2017 Biennial | Szczecin’s National Museum named World Building of the Year | Frank Gehry and Maya Lin receive Presidential Medal of Freedom | and recommended reading

21 Nov 2016

Buckingham Palace to undergo £369million renovation

Plus: Helen Marten wins Hepworth Sculpture Prize | Unauthorised Anselm Kiefer exhibition to go ahead in Beijing | Seoul police make arrests relating to Lee Ufan forgery ring | and Perdita Hunt to step down as director of Watts Gallery Trust

18 Nov 2016

New arrangement could keep ‘Monarch of the Glen’ on view in Scotland

Plus: Adam Broomberg launches poster campaign to oppose the ‘rising right’ | Second World War Dutch and British shipwrecks ‘disappear’ in Java Sea | and Folkwang Museum receives multimillion dollar donation

17 Nov 2016

Bernini elephant sculpture vandalised in Rome

Plus: Authenticity of newly discovered Van Gogh sketches in doubt | Export bar for Hogarth’s The Christening | Anglo Saxon graves discovered in Norfolk | Anne Barlow to replace Sam Thorne at Tate St Ives | and Claudio Rasano wins Taylor Wessing prize

16 Nov 2016
A view of the Pulse nightclub main entrance on 21 June, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The Orlando community continues to mourn the victims of the deadly mass shooting at a gay nightclub. Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images

Orlando plans to turn Pulse nightclub into a memorial

Plus: Staff and students protest planned redundancies at RCA School of Architecture | Guatemala to open Holocaust Museum | Museum of Liverpool to close for ‘essential works’ | and Rema Hort Mann Foundation 2016 Emerging Artist Grants announced

15 Nov 2016

Iraqi forces retake Nimrud

Plus: Germany reveals changes to Limbach Commission | Alphonse Mucha’s heir files lawsuit against the city of Prague | MFA Boston announces $24 million renovation | and recommended reading

14 Nov 2016

BALTIC announces new award for international artists

Plus: Cairo’s Townhouse Gallery reopens in new space | Herzog & de Meuron chosen for RCA expansion | Paul Hamlyn Foundation announces winners of annual Artists’ Award | and recommended reading

11 Nov 2016

Pergamon Museum to move exhibits into temporary ‘transition hall’

Plus: Appeal to buy hoard of Roman coins hits target | Diageo’s decision to sell off Landseer’s Monarch of the Glen criticised | Royal Ontario Museum offers apology for ‘racist’ exhibition | Restituted Constable to be sold at Christie's | and Aaron Seeto appointed director of Indonesia’s MACAM

10 Nov 2016

The art world responds to Trump’s presidential victory

Plus: Austrian authorities arrest suspects in connection with Picasso forgeries | Wall Street Journal to reduce arts and culture coverage | Yasser Arafat museum to open in late Fatah leader’s former Ramallah HQ | and Welsh government says fears over museum sector ‘unfounded’

9 Nov 2016
Firefighters recover a religious painting from a damaged church in the village of Rio, some 10 kms from the central Italian village of Amatrice, on August 28, 2016. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images

Painting stolen from earthquake-damaged Italian church

Plus: Remains of Paul Gauguin’s father identified in Chile | Chief curator of Seoul’s Ilmin Museum steps down after sexual harassment claims | Rediscovered Brueghel painting to go on show in Bath

8 Nov 2016

Toledo Museum of Art criticised for selling artefacts from collection

Plus: Galleries in LA’s Boyle Heights vandalised | Protestors demand removal of statue from Contemporary Istanbul | and recommended reading

7 Nov 2016

UK transport minister vows to rebuild Euston Arch

Plus: New plan announced for Guggenheim satellite in Helsinki | Philadelphia Museum of Art receives five sculptures from Cy Twombly Foundation | and Sprüth Magers to reopen London space in 2017

4 Nov 2016

NPG launches appeal to acquire portrait of the Duke of Wellington

Plus: Ai Weiwei urges West to tackle China on human rights | Uruguayan authorities censor artist’s depiction of former president in the nude | Paul Kasmin Gallery chosen to represent legacy of Lee Krasner | and Kristen Shepherd appointed director of Museum of Fine Arts St Petersburg

3 Nov 2016

Jeremy Shaw wins Canada’s top art prize

Plus: Pergamon Museum renovation costs soar as project is delayed | Louvre announces plan to safely store artefacts from conflict zones | Theaster Gates launches apprenticeship programme for underemployed Chicago residents | and Dia receives grant from Sackler Foundation to back new projects

2 Nov 2016

Recent earthquakes are putting the Colosseum under strain

Plus: Former Picasso employee changes story in court case | Clark Art Institute receives Allan Sekula’s library | and Denmark to build new Hans Christian Andersen museum

1 Nov 2016

Central Italy hit by second earthquake in a week

Plus: Dr Oetker's art collection may contain looted works of art | Eric and Susan Smidt donate $25 million to LACMA | Replica of Hitler’s bunker to open as museum | and recommended reading

31 Oct 2016
Britain's vote to leave the EU has thrown the fate of EU nationals employed by UK museums into doubt.

Creative Industries Federation says EU citizens in the UK must be able to stay

Plus: Herzog & de Meuron win competition to design Berlin’s Museum of the 20th Century | Architecture Research Office chosen to renovate Rothko Chapel | George Lucas reveals competing plans for museums in Los Angeles and San Francisco | and recommended reading

28 Oct 2016