The culture minister should take an interest in museums – but he can’t tell them how to interpret the past
It’s no bad thing for the government to sit down with museum directors, says Charles Saumarez Smith, but imposing its own version of history is another matter
We’re on the brink of Brexit – so isn’t it time the UK formed stronger cultural ties around the globe?
France, China, and other countries are leading the way on cultural diplomacy. When will the UK catch up?
Where both petroleum and art were concerned, the 20th-century tycoon positioned himself for rich pickings
The RA’s Secretary and Chief Executive traces the history of the institution’s redevelopment
Charles Saumarez Smith reflects on the art market in Brazil as the 14th edition of SP-Arte takes place
Britain’s oldest manufacturing company, whose origins date back to 1420, is to close this May. What will happen to its historic home?
Charles Saumarez Smith looks forward to the new Tate Modern and Design Museum buildings, the V&A’s rethink of Botticelli and Pallant House’s British art displays
The long lost Charter of the Society of Artists has been found in a box of ‘Artists’ Memorabilia’