Oliver Dowden’s recent letter to museums about contested heritage is a clear breach of the ‘arms-length’ principle
Drawings and daguerreotypes on view at the Ducal Palace reveal the variety of Ruskin’s engagement with Venice
Both the Mendoza Review and David Cannadine’s recent ‘Why Collect?’ report are too limited in scope
Should the French government be launching a heritage lottery fund when the UK version is in decline?
Commercial interests and public institutions are inextricably entangled
MoMA and the Met are making strong statements about their values in response to the US travel ban
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?
Tate and Central Saint Martins have taken it upon themselves to ‘playfully reinvent’ things
One of the most interesting – and challenging – shows next year will be the Serpentine’s double-look at John Latham
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?
As Nicholas Serota is confirmed as the arts council’s new chair, chief executive Darren Henley’s new book lays out some key ideas
The former director-general of the National Trust has written a spirited defence of Britain’s rural areas
If anything is going to come out of this shock to the system, there are lessons to be learned
An evocative new installation in the oldest surviving part of the Houses of Parliament strikes a chord
If you want to see Maria Eichhorn’s solo show at Chisenhale Gallery – you can’t. Believe it or not, it’s more than a gimmick
A new book which argues that museums should be above politics is hardly above politics itself
UK museums are struggling to deal with the long-term effects of funding cuts and falling visitor numbers
What the Arts Council England owes its outgoing Chairman