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

Anish Kapoor: Versailles vandalism was ‘inside job’

Plus: Neue Gallery reacquires Karl Schmidt-Rottluff’s Nude | Antiquities museum opens in Basra | Vladimir Potanin makes major donation of Russian contemporary art to Pompidou Centre | and Daniel Crouch Rare Books to launch New York gallery

28 Sep 2016

Radical Islamist sentenced to nine years in jail for Timbuktu cultural destruction

Plus: Wim Pijbes quits as director of Voorlinden Museum | Barcelona councillors call for toppling of ‘colonialist’ Columbus statue | Cologne to return work bought by Hildebrand Gurlitt in 1939 | and Pierre Huyghe wins Nasher Prize

27 Sep 2016

Jacob Jordaens painting discovered at Swansea Museum

Plus : Antiques dealers arrested as ivory seized in New York | Jock Sturges’ Moscow exhibition closes after ‘child pornography’ protests | Civil Rights Museum turns down visit from Trump visit | and recommended reading

26 Sep 2016

Buffalo museum raises $103 million for extension in record time

Plus: Artist calls for boycott of show at St Louis Contemporary Art Museum | David Attenborough unveils portrait in Leicester’s New Walk Museum | and recommended reading

23 Sep 2016

Ulay claims victory in court case against Marina Abramovic

Plus: Future of Jonas Dahlberg’s Utøya massacre memorial in doubt | Sadiq Khan orders review into Garden Bridge procurement | Fire ravages Stockholm's Royal Institute of Art | and artists among recipients of MacArthur Foundation’s ‘Genius’ grant

22 Sep 2016

François Hollande announces creation of global fund for protection of cultural heritage

Plus: Tate acquires Joan Carlile portrait | Todd Palmer appointed executive director of Chicago Architecture Biennale | Gallery of Everything opens with Jarvis Cocker show in London

21 Sep 2016
Study of a Kneeling Man (c.1529), Titian.

Export bar for £4.4 million Titian drawing

Plus: Manuel Rabaté named director of Louvre Abu Dhabi | New impetus for Frank Gehry designed Eisenhower memorial | Neolithic statuette discovered in Turkey | and Roger Hiorns wins 2016 Faena Prize

20 Sep 2016

Stefan Kalmár named director of ICA

Plus : Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery wins Freelands Prize | Stolen pre-Columbian sculpture rediscovered in London | David Breslin to join curatorial team at the Whitney | and recommended reading

19 Sep 2016