A reconstructed Iron Age farmstead at St Fagans National Museum of History, Wales.

St Fagans in Wales wins Art Fund Museum of the Year

Plus: France returns group of 445 ancient stolen artefacts to Pakistan | and Krefeld rejects artist’s heirs claim to Mondrian paintings

4 Jul 2019
Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
David Koloane in 2016.

David Koloane (1938–2019)

Plus: Nan Goldin leads protest against Sackler wing at Louvre | Bartomeu Marí named executive director of Museo de Arte de Lima | and Heidi Zuckerman to step down as director of Aspen Art Museum

2 Jul 2019
Michelangelo's David at the Accademia in Florence.

Italian culture minister plans to appoint single director to run Uffizi and Accademia

Plus: Christian Rattemeyer named director of SculptureCenter | Germany to return Nazi-looted Dutch painting to Uffizi | and Guggenheim workers vote to unionise

1 Jul 2019

St Peter’s Seminary will not be saved by the Scottish government

Plus: Wellcome Collection names Melanie Keen as new director | Designs for extension to New Museum revealed | Aliph fund announces $6.3m for war-zone heritage projects | and recommended reading

28 Jun 2019
Kate Fowle.

Kate Fowle appointed as director of MoMA PS1

Plus: Goodman Gallery names Jo Stella-Sawicka as London director | and Paris Photo to launch fair in New York in 2020

27 Jun 2019
Judith and Holofernes, (c. 1607), attributed to Caravaggio, photo: © Cabinet Turquin

‘Lost Caravaggio’ sold privately ahead of scheduled auction

Plus: Sotheby’s must face Rybolovlev lawsuit | Arrest warrant issued for dealer Angela Gulbenkian

26 Jun 2019

Bruce Museum in Connecticut awarded $15m toward expansion

Plus: Medieval Scottish town receives £1.2m regeneration fund | and collector Agnes Gund signs letter supporting wealth tax

25 Jun 2019

Peter Selz (1919–2019)

Plus: Berlin museums appeal to US Supreme Court over Guelph Treasure | Gagosian appoints Artsy co-founder as adviser | and recommended reading

24 Jun 2019
Jill Medvedow, director of ICA Boston, and co-author of the resolution adopted by the American Association of Museum Directors.

American Association of Museum Directors calls for an end to unpaid internships

Plus: Survey finds front-of-house staff in UK museums feel undervalued | Poster museum opens in New York | Illinois community college invests millions in expanded museum | and recommended reading

21 Jun 2019
The National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, photographed on 3 September 2018, a day after a fire devastated the building.

Italy pledges to loan 2,000 artefacts to National Museum in Brazil

Plus: Whitney Museum senior curator Donna De Salvo resigns | Olafur Eliasson to illuminate Arc de Triomphe | and results of new survey weigh up salaries in visual arts

20 Jun 2019
Hannah Rothschild with Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Self-portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria’ , National Gallery

Hannah Rothschild steps down as National Gallery’s chair of trustees

Plus: Putin grants Russian citizenship to grandson of collector whose property was allegedly seized by Lenin | Van Gogh's gun sells for €162,000 | and Union formed by security workers at Frye Art Museum

19 Jun 2019
Yana Peel, who has resigned as the CEO of the Serpentine Galleries, speaking at a press conference at the gallery in 2016.

Serpentine Galleries CEO Yana Peel resigns

Plus: Robert Therrien (1947–2019) | and shortlist for Film London Jarman Award announced

18 Jun 2019
Sotheby's, New York, in June 2004. Photo: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

Sotheby’s to pass into private ownership after 31 years as a public company

Plus: Director of Berlin Jewish Museum steps down over controversial tweet | Valie Export named as recipient of The Roswitha Haftmann Prize | and rediscovered marble monument commemorating 19th-century humanitarian to go on display in New York

17 Jun 2019
Joyce Pensato in 2014.

Joyce Pensato (1941–2019)

Plus: Hauser & Wirth to open arts centre in Menorca | World Monument Fund restores eastern half of Phnom Bakheng temple | and recommended reading

14 Jun 2019
Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine (1939), Nickolas Muray.

Mexico library claims to discover first known audio of Frida Kahlo

Plus: Opening of Humboldt Forum delayed until 2020 | and 2019 Sobey Art Award shortlist announced

13 Jun 2019

Tate signs memorandum to support Shanghai’s new Pudong Museum of Art

Plus: activists occupy El Museo del Barrio on its 50th anniversary | and Guggenheim workers prepare to unionise

12 Jun 2019
Amada Cruz.

Amada Cruz named director and CEO of Seattle Art Museum

Plus: Gary Hume among artists calling for National Portrait Gallery to drop BP sponsorship | and Gagosian opens permanent gallery in Basel

11 Jun 2019
The Sagrada Família entering its final construction phase in 2015, photo: Getty Images

Sagrada Família obtains building permit 137 years after construction began

Plus: Pierre Rosenberg collection to go to new museum in Saint-Cloud

10 Jun 2019
Rein Wolfs

Rein Wolfs appointed director of Stedelijk Museum

Plus: Joseph Wright of Derby work purchased by Getty Museum may face export hurdles | With new content rules, ‘Triumph of the Will’ removed from YouTube | Security workers at Frye Art Museum in Seattle unionize | and recommended reading

7 Jun 2019
Royal Museums Greenwich’s National Maritime Museum in London.

Former shipping executive Paddy Rodgers to direct Royal Museums Greenwich

Plus: David L. Lee elected president of Getty Trust board |  Flemish government to offer loans to contemporary art buyers | Stanley Tigerman (1930–2019) | Joe Overstreet (1933–2019)

6 Jun 2019
Tate Britain, where the Turner Prize nominees will exhibit from September.

Freelands Foundation finds improvement in art-world gender parity

Plus: National Trust buys Brackenthwaite Hows | Museumgoer discovers misidentified Rodin portrait | and recommended reading

5 Jun 2019
Wisteria (c. 1925), Claude Monet.

Gemeentemuseum discovers water lilies under wisteria painting by Monet

Plus: Natural History Museum director to retire | and Camille Billops (1933–2019)

4 Jun 2019
Salvator Mundi (c. 1500), Leonardo da Vinci. Christie's

Leonardo expert declines to support attribution of Salvator Mundi

Plus: Lithuanian Pavilion faces financial shortfalls | Museum workers share salaries on anonymous spreadsheet | Tony DeLap (1927–2019) | and recommended reading

3 Jun 2019