Robert Frank (1924–2019), photographed in 2014.

Robert Frank (1924–2019)

Plus: ICOM postpones vote on new definition for museums | and Banksy’s former agent Steve Lazarides quits gallery

10 Sep 2019
Francisco Toledo, photographed in 2015.

Francisco Toledo (1940–2019)

Plus: Dario Franceschini reappointed as Italian culture minister | Whitechapel Gallery announces winners of Art Book Awards | and majority stake in BADA fair sold to Masterpiece founders

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

Sotheby’s shareholders approve sale to Patrick Drahi

Plus: LAPD detectives recover stolen artworks last seen in 1993 | Art Recovery International asks ICOM to investigate Reynolds painting in Tokyo | and recommended reading

6 Sep 2019

UK government to increase DCMS funding by 4.1 per cent

Plus: Magalí Arriola named director of Museo Tamayo | Wildfires damage Bolivia’s rock art | and Amy Sadao to step down as director of ICA Philadelphia

5 Sep 2019

Bristol’s Arnolfini to receive £1.8m investment from Arts Council

Plus: Michael Rakowitz wins 2020 Nasher Prize for Sculpture | Rosalind Nashashibi announced as National Gallery’s first Artist in Residence | and Eva Langret named artistic director of Frieze London

4 Sep 2019
St Clare Rescuing the Shipwrecked (1455), Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia.

Germany returns Nazi-looted Renaissance panels to Jewish heirs

Plus: Christian Dior exhibition was V&A’s most-visited | MCH sells majority stake in India Art Fair to Angus Montgomery Arts | and Alan Cristea Gallery renamed as Cristea Roberts Gallery

3 Sep 2019
Main view of the Palestinian Museum in Birzeit, including its agricultural terraces.

Palestinian Museum wins 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Plus: Chinese billionaire and founder of private Shanghai art museum arrested | London dealer Joseph Nahmad receives suspended sentence for assault

2 Sep 2019
Making the Modern World Gallery at Science Museum, London

Science Museum workers go on strike over low pay

Plus: French court rules against return of paintings to heirs of Jewish collector | Howardena Pindell receives Artists’ Legacy Foundations 2019 award | and designs for Paisley Museums £42 million revamp revealed

30 Aug 2019
Nan Goldin at a P.A.I.N. protest in front of the Louvre in July 2019.

Nan Goldin arrested in New York during anti-opioid protest

Plus: UK survey highlights art’s positive effects in society | and National Gallery of Victoria defends decision to reject Hong Kong panel

29 Aug 2019
Coins from the 2,528-strong Chew Valley hoard, found in January. Image: British Museum

Recently unearthed hoard of Norman coins reveals medieval tax scam, says British Museum

Plus: Atlanta’s High Museum of Art receives significant Impressionist and Post-Impressionist donation | Planning permission granted for major arts project in Sheffield | Turner Prize-hosting Nerve Visual Gallery to close | and Werner Kramarsky (1926–2019)

28 Aug 2019
Eliseo Mattiacci with an installation of his Roma sculptures at the Palazzo Mazzancolli, Italy, in 1982.

Eliseo Mattiacci (1940–2019)

Plus: Petworth House paintings to be restored | and division mounts over ICOM museum definition

27 Aug 2019
The ArcelorMittal Orbit Sculpture and the Olympic Stadium in 2012.

London’s Olympic Park sculpture now £13 million in debt

Plus: David H. Koch (1940–2019) | National Portrait Gallery puts portrait of Jane Seymour on display | and recommended reading

23 Aug 2019
Udo Kittelmann.

Berlin museums director Udo Kittelmann to step down in 2020

Plus: Di Rosa Center urged to change deaccession plans | and Simon Preston appointed senior director at Pace

22 Aug 2019

City of London introduces tougher rules for skyscrapers

Plus: Kiluanji Kia Henda chosen for 1–54 courtyard commission | and UK-based curator loses appeal against prison sentence in Iran

21 Aug 2019
Nora Burnett Abrams.

MCA Denver appoints Nora Burnett Abrams as director

Plus: Eighteenth-century Scottish castle goes up for sale | Rebecca Wei resigns as Christie’s Asia chairman | and UK export bar placed on early Millais painting

20 Aug 2019
Installation view from ‘China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors’ at the World Museum, Liverpool (9 February–28 October).

World Museum in Liverpool defends use of facial recognition technology

Plus: Santiago Calatrava fined €86,000 over Venice bridge | Betti-Sue Hertz appointed director of Wallach Art Gallery | and recommended reading

19 Aug 2019
Two illegally smuggled antiquities are returned to India at India House in London.

Stolen antiquities returned to India to coincide with independence day

Plus: Istanbul Biennial announces new venue in former warehouse | and recommended reading

16 Aug 2019
Professor Homi K. Bhabha.

Homi K. Bhabha to be honoured at ICA in London

Plus: US tariff on Chinese art and antiquities to take effect in September | and National Gallery reveals underdrawings beneath Leonardo painting

15 Aug 2019
Detail from Victor Arnautoff’s The Life of Washington mural at George Washington High School in San Francisco.

San Francisco school board votes to save George Washington mural

Plus: Central Park monument to women’s suffrage redesigned | Pace Gallery launches art tech platform | and Daniela Rivera wins DeCordova’s Rappaport Prize

14 Aug 2019
Some of the figurines and gems recently excavated in the House of the Garden at Pompeii.

Archaeologists unearth cache of jewels at Pompeii

Plus: Sadiq Khan backs calls for slavery museum in London | Artists request removal of work from Aichi Triennale | and UK government places export bar on £28m Monet

13 Aug 2019
Photograph of Takis and Guy Brett 1966.

Panayiotis Vassilakis (Takis) (1925–2019)

Plus: Nancy Reddin Kienholz (1943-2019) | and recommended reading

12 Aug 2019
Ai Weiwei, photographed in Mexico City in 2019.

Ai Weiwei sends researchers to document Hong Kong protests

Plus: Monique Barbier-Mueller (1929–2019) | Mead Art Museum receives anonymous gift of 170 contemporary works

9 Aug 2019
A cruise ship passes close to the church San Giorgio Maggiore, in Venice on 26 September 2014.

Venice will reroute cruise ships away from city centre

Plus: Gordon Rintoul will step down as NMS director | and Jamaican minister calls for restitution of artefacts in British Museum collection

8 Aug 2019
Europol announced 75 arrests and the recovery of over 3,500 stolen works of art and cultural goods as part of 'Operation Pandora'.

Europol sting recovers 18,000 stolen artefacts

Plus: Kamal Boullata (1942–2019) | Aichi Triennale artists sign statement calling for restoration of censorship exhibition | Academy Museum of Motion Pictures director resigns

7 Aug 2019