Artists throughout the ages have painted in black and white or monochrome. What is the appeal of art without colour?
Paleoart and dioramas are designed to depict prehistory and the natural world – but what they really reveal are our own hopes and fears
Calendars have often conveyed political messages, particularly in the reign of Louis XIV and during the French Revolution
Tim Etchells and Vlatka Horvat delved into the storerooms of Sheffield’s museums and discovered the joy of curating (also, a platypus)
What will the Star Wars-creator’s new museum in LA add to what the city’s collecting institutions already offer?
The Gilberts wanted these astonishing treasures to be shared and enjoyed. Now, the V&A has given them the showcase they deserve
A year-long collaborative project at Somerset House celebrates the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s famous work
At Rainham Hall, the National Trust has risen to the challenge of animating and interpreting an 18th-century sea captain’s house
Time for a bit of anarchy
Two exhibitions in London celebrate the beautiful, subtle botanical paintings of 17th-century Holland