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
London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan announces trust to help create affordable artists’ studios

Plus: Earthquake rocks Italy’s Marche region | Israel criticises UNESCO over Temple Mount dispute | Private apartments of Pope’s summer residence open to the public | David M. Rubenstein named board chair of Smithsonian | and MoMA acquires original set of Emoticons

27 Oct 2016

900 works lost in Amatrice earthquake recovered

Plus: Mayor Gallery sues over Agnes Martin catalogue raisonné | Nathalie Bondil given second term as director of Montreal’s Musée des beaux-arts | and Emmanuel Perrotin to open Tokyo space in 2017

26 Oct 2016

Marlene and Spencer Hays donate collection to Musée d’Orsay

Plus: Man found guilty over murder of Oxford rare book dealer | Artists fight developer’s plan for studio colony in London | Head of Turin Museum Foundation resigns after disagreement with mayor | and Smithsonian Archives of American Art receives grant to digitise collections

25 Oct 2016
The New Art Gallery Walsall has received a grant from Arts Council England that has allayed fears of imminent closure. Funding to regional arts organisations has received a significant boost at the expense of London cultural attractions.

Proposed funding cuts threaten the future of the New Art Gallery Walsall

Plus: China plans new museum to display collections of Ming and Qing dynasty emperors | Historic England publishes updated list of endangered heritage sites | and recommended reading

24 Oct 2016

Selldorf Architects chosen for Frick expansion

Plus: Anicka Yi wins Hugo Boss Prize | Gallery dedicated to William Blake opens in San Francisco | and Clark Art Institute receives $2 million gift in support of works on paper

21 Oct 2016

Hans Ulrich Obrist tops art world power list

Plus: Stolen artefacts ‘gushing’ out of Libya, experts warn | ‘Gigantic’ jade stone discovered in Burma | Southend resumes hunt for Thames Estuary Museum architect | Michael Bloomberg donates $50 million to Boston’s Museum of Science | and UK local authorities encouraged to give museums greater independence online

20 Oct 2016
Kader Attia has won the Marcel Duchamp Prize for contemporary art

Kader Attia wins France’s prestigious Marcel Duchamp Prize

Plus: Edinburgh's Inverleith House gallery to close due to financial pressures | Knoedler trial: Ann Freedman settles lawsuit with Frank Fertitta | Cuban activist artist Tania Bruguera 'stands for president'

19 Oct 2016
Cyrene in Libya is one of several sites in Libya from which artefacts are allegedly being smuggled

Mafia allegedly providing guns to terrorists in exchange for antiquities

Painting attributed to Parmigianino sent for technical tests | Exhibition dedicated to General Franco provokes outrage in Barcelona | Hitler’s childhood home to be razed | Experts protest exam board’s decision to stop offering Archaeology A-Level

18 Oct 2016
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Glenn D. Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art, stand next to Alejandro Otero, 'Colored Lines on White Background' (1950) © 2016 Scott Rudd

MoMA receives major donation of Latin American art

Plus: Sonia Solicari named director of Geffrye Museum | MoMA receives major donation of Latin American art | Sekhemka statue reportedly ‘in USA’ | and recommended reading

17 Oct 2016

Five arrested in Versailles in connection with counterfeit tickets

Plus: Eugene Rogolsky donates 700 works of art to University of Southern California | French graffiti artist spared prison sentence | and recommended reading

14 Oct 2016
Art History drops off the school curriculum in England.

Art History exams dropped in curriculum shake up

Plus: National Gallery secures ‘unprecedented’ grant from UK government to acquire Pontormo painting | Reiss-Engelhorn Museen wins copyright lawsuit over unauthorised uploads | and Hala Wardé wins competition to design Beirut art museum

13 Oct 2016

DCMS figures reveal drop in visitor numbers for most UK museums

Plus: Petition launched to save Stockholm’s Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities | Paris’s Musée Carnavalet to close for restoration until at least 2019 | Activists demand removal of Theodore Roosevelt statue in New York | and Artangel’s Reading Prison show extended due to popular demand

12 Oct 2016

Newcastle-Gateshead to host ‘Great Exhibition of the North’

Plus: Cancellation of ‘Garden Bridge’ could cost taxpayer more than £20 million | Chief curator at Contemporary Art Museum St Louis resigns | Shortlist announced for Griffin Art Prize

11 Oct 2016

Gainsborough’s House to receive nearly £5 million in HLF funding

Plus: Museums Association sets up group to advise on museum closures | Controversy over Dutch Royal Family’s sale of paintings | Programme announced for Fundación Arte in Buenos Aires | Design unveiled for Statue of Liberty Museum

10 Oct 2016

Sotheby’s declares ‘Frans Hals’ painting a fake

Plus: Former Tisch Asia students file lawsuit against New York University | Portland Art Museum announces Rothko partnership | Caruso St John wins Stirling Prize for Newport Street Gallery

7 Oct 2016

Roman coins discovered in ruins of castle in Okinawa

Plus: Arrests in Greece over alleged antiquities smuggling | Local authority posits total funding cut to Lyon’s Musée des Confluences | ICA Miami closes due to Hurricane Matthew | and Tate acquires works at Frieze with WME | IMG Fund

6 Oct 2016

Arts Council England reveals ‘ambitious’ funding for 2018–22

Plus: Audrey Azoulay announces funding increase for French museums | Czech police arrest Russian artist for hooliganism | Otto Dix picture book rediscovered | and Leipzig Academy of Arts launches enrolment programme for refugees

5 Oct 2016

David Byrne to stage neuroscience exhibition at Pace

Plus: 3Arts awards $250,000 to 10 Chicago artists | Hauser & Wirth announces worldwide representation of Arshile Gorky Estate | and Sam Gappmayer takes over at John Michael Kohler Arts Center

4 Oct 2016

Exhibition at Sakharov Center vandalised by Russian nationalists

Plus: Met faces lawsuit over Picasso painting allegedly sold under duress | Activists claim British Museum ‘broke own rules’ over BP sponsorship | David Adjaye and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye join Serpentine board | and recommended reading

3 Oct 2016

Stolen Van Gogh paintings recovered in Italy

Plus: Centre Pompidou to open museum in Brussels | Diane Wilsey remains head of the board of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco | Stolen icon returns to Russia | and recommended reading

30 Sep 2016
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Metropolitan Museum cuts 34 jobs

Plus: Portuguese government decides to keep Miró works in Porto | Catherine Pégard to stay on as director at Versailles | Durham University and Auckland Castle join up to create £1.6 million research centre for Spanish art | and Tino Sehgal wins 2016 Hans Molfenter Prize

29 Sep 2016