Richard Long

Richard Long knighted in New Year’s Honours

Plus: Investigators recover stolen Hans Hofmann works | British Museum acquires Joseph Anton Koch drawing | Susan Moldenhauer retires as director of University of Wyoming Art Museum | and recommended reading

2 Jan 2018
Arup's Vauxhall bus station

Lambeth Council votes to demolish landmark London bus station

Plus: Chuck Close responds to sexual harassment allegations | Winnipeg Art Gallery receives $10m to establish centre for Inuit art | Scotland cuts cultural collections budget | and recommended reading

21 Dec 2017
The MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre), Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Belfast’s MAC seeks emergency funding

Plus: Jens Hoffmann responds to Jewish Museum dismissal | Baltimore’s The Contemporary museum closes | Strasbourg City Museums appoints Paul François Lang as director | and Chuck Close is accused of sexual harassment

20 Dec 2017
Portrait of Marquis de Sade (1760), Charles Amédée Philippe van Loo. Wikimedia Commons

‘120 Days of Sodom’ is declared a French national treasure

Plus: Manhattan’s DA is forming an antiquities trafficking unit | Jewish Museum cuts ties with Jens Hoffmann | Stoke-on-Trent museum raises funds to buy Iron Age torcs | and Berlin’s Ethnological Museum will return stolen Alaskan objects

19 Dec 2017
The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Scottish government to boost arts funding

Plus: Artist arrested in China reportedly released on bail | German museums report drop in visitor numbers | Steve McQueen to film tribute to Grenfell Tower victims | and recommended reading

18 Dec 2017
Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery, London, who is to curate the Venice Biennale in 2019,

Ralph Rugoff to curate 2019 Venice Biennale

Plus: Minneapolis Institute of Art to set up Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts | Metropolitan Police revives Art and Antiques unit | Grayson Perry to chair RA Summer Exhibition | Alison Cole appointed editor of the Art Newspaper | Injunction against sale of Berkshire Museum items extended | and recommended reading

15 Dec 2017
The Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

Towner Art Gallery faces severe funding cuts

Plus: Hilary McGrady is director general of National Trust | Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta will curate 2019 Whitney Biennial | Guggenheim announces Hugo Boss Prize shortlist | Van Gogh Museum hails record visitor numbers

14 Dec 2017
Arts Council England

Arts Council England reports on Acceptance in Lieu and Cultural Gifts schemes

Plus: Municipal cuts put future of Paris's Le Plateau into question | Blanton Museum of Art raises funds towards construction of Ellsworth Kelly designed building | Artists call for new supervisory structure for Documenta

13 Dec 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.

Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property becomes UK law

Plus: Jon Seydl is appointed director of Krannert Art Museum | TEFAF announces partnership with city of Maastricht and Limburg province | Former CFO of New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage sues for discrimination | and inaugural ArtePrize shortlist is announced

12 Dec 2017
The Museu de Lleida, Catalonia.

Spanish culture minister orders removal of works from Catalan museum

Plus: Anthea Hamilton to create Tate commission in 2018 | Mayor of London includes culture and creative industries in London-wide Brexit impact study | University of Notre Dame to build new art museum | and recommended reading

11 Dec 2017
Salvator Mundi (c. 1500), Leonardo da Vinci. Christie's

Abu Dhabi authorities announce that they own ‘Salvator Mundi’

Plus: Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021 | Palais Bellevue in Kassel is to become a museum | Sarah Cosulich appointed artistic director of Rome Quadriennale Foundation | and recommended reading

8 Dec 2017
Salvator Mundi (c. 1500), Leonardo da Vinci. Christie's

Saudi prince revealed as buyer of ‘Salvator Mundi’

Plus: Getty collection to stay put as wildfires rage in southern California | Laura Paulson to leave Christie’s | University of Iowa announces new gallery for its art collection | Anne-Imelda Radice to step down as director of American Folk Art Museum

7 Dec 2017

Lubaina Himid wins 2017 Turner Prize

Plus: Experts fear changes to boundaries of Utah national park could endanger ancient Native American petroglyphs | Frick acquires Borghese portrait | Hadrian’s Wall and Great Wall of China partner up for new heritage strategy | Enrico Castellani (1930–2017)

6 Dec 2017

Met museum keeps controversial Balthus painting on display

Plus: Jens Hoffmann suspended from Jewish Museum following sexual harassment allegations | Hank Willis Thomas awarded 2017 AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize | Patricia Stevenson appointed chief executive of LAPADA | William S. Smith appointed editor of Art in America

5 Dec 2017
Blythe House in west London, where the British Museum currently holds some 2,000 objects in storage.

British Museum to open storage facilities outside London

Plus: Art made in Guantanamo declared US government property | Activists complain about ‘profanation’ of July Column in Paris | Artists sign second open letter in defence of Documenta | and recommended reading

4 Dec 2017

Masterpiece London joins MCH Group – and plans international expansion

Vincent Scully (1920–2017) | The V&A opens in China | and Instagram goes mad for the Mona Lisa

1 Dec 2017
British Museum assistant collections manager Jonny Mortemore using the glass plate negative scanner. Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum

British Museum and Google launch digital project to preserve Mayan heritage

Plus: Tim Knox is appointed director of Royal Collection Trust | and US foundations create $6m-scheme to diversify museum leadership

30 Nov 2017
Emmanuel Macron in Burkina Faso

President Macron calls for French restitution of African heritage

Plus: Addison Gallery of American Art associate director Susan Faxon retires | Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 shortlist is announced | and American Federation of Arts appoints Frances Wu Giarratano as director of exhibitions

29 Nov 2017
Annette Kulenkampff, CEO of Documenta, at a conference in Kassel

Documenta CEO Annette Kulenkampff’s contracted term is cut short

Plus: Art Basel and Adidas reach settlement over trademark infringement | Jens Hoffmann departs as co-artistic director of Cleveland triennial | and record visitor numbers for 57th edition of Venice Biennale

28 Nov 2017
Michelangelo's marble statue of 'David', pictured at the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence on 24 May 2004.

Italian court bars use of Michelangelo images

Plus: Australian donors withdraw funding from the Venice Biennale | and recommended reading

27 Nov 2017
French culture minister Françoise Nyssen.

French culture minister announces heritage lottery fund

Plus: Courtauld Gallery to close for two years for £50m refurbishment | The battle to save a 1950s mural in New York | Swiss gallery Karma International relocates in Zurich

24 Nov 2017

UK bids to be European Capital of Culture in 2023 cancelled

Plus: Germany appoints new head of commission on looted art | Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson to open larger space

23 Nov 2017

Vatican and China announce diplomatic exchange of artworks

Plus: Jarman Award goes to Oreet Ashery | Photographer sues Christo and the Smithsonian over installation images | De Chirico self-portrait is stolen from Béziers art museum | and Zanele Muholi receives France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

22 Nov 2017
Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Santander y Cantabria

Blaze breaks out at Santander’s modern art museum

Plus: University of Wyoming Art Museum appoints Marianne Eileen Wardle as director | Adam Szymczyk responds to documenta 14 auditor’s report | and Kemang Wa Lehulere wins Performa 17 Malcolm McLaren prize

21 Nov 2017