Robert Hewison’s most recent book is Cultural Capital: The Rise and Fall of Creative Britain (Verso)

President Emmanuel Macron

Why Macron shouldn’t gamble on a heritage lottery fund

Should the French government be launching a heritage lottery fund when the UK version is in decline?

30 Nov 2017

Contemporary art museums can’t avoid conflicts of interest – but we need to trust their directors

Commercial interests and public institutions are inextricably entangled

1 Nov 2017
The Peak Project, Hong Kong, China, , (1991), Zaha Hadid. © Zaha Hadid

New York’s leading museums are insisting on their internationalism

MoMA and the Met are making strong statements about their values in response to the US travel ban

21 Feb 2017
Image: Will Martin

How to stop the creative industries running out of steam

The Cultural Learning Alliance has released a report which makes a reasoned case for adding the arts to the STEM subjects. Will the government take note?

27 Jan 2017

It’s art school, but not as we know it

Tate and Central Saint Martins have taken it upon themselves to ‘playfully reinvent’ things

10 Jan 2017
Erth, (1971), John Latham.

The legendary John Latham in London

One of the most interesting – and challenging – shows next year will be the Serpentine’s double-look at John Latham

1 Jan 2017

What’s at stake in digitising heritage sites such as the Lascaux cave?

A new facsimile of the Lascaux cave is about to open, but are digital reproductions of cultural sites merely tourist attractions or will they save our fragile heritage?

28 Nov 2016

The real challenge facing Arts Council England’s leaders

As Nicholas Serota is confirmed as the arts council’s new chair, chief executive Darren Henley’s new book lays out some key ideas

8 Sep 2016

Fighting for the beauty of the British landscape

The former director-general of the National Trust has written a spirited defence of Britain’s rural areas

1 Aug 2016
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Brexit will happen. The British culture sector needs a new plan

If anything is going to come out of this shock to the system, there are lessons to be learned

5 Jul 2016