Thomas Marks is the editor of Apollo

Murano glass in Venice. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Venice must keep its Murano glass industry intact

The future of the historic craft will only be secure if contemporary artists and audiences understand it better

24 Apr 2017
Eike Schmidt on April 4, 2017 in Florence, at the Gucci Cruise 2018 press conference. Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images for Gucci

The man in charge of modernising the Uffizi

Reforming Italy’s most famous museum is a huge and sensitive task for new director Eike Schmidt

8 Apr 2017

The art world must do more to support experts

Now is the moment for those who lament the passing of connoisseurship to work together to encourage its revival

27 Mar 2017
Strand (Thus the light rains, thus pours) (2016), Christopher Le Brun. Courtesy the artist and Albertz Benda, New York

‘Joy has to be part of the vocabulary of art’

Christopher Le Brun PRA discusses the musical and mythological inspirations behind his work as an exhibition of his new paintings opens across two US venues

8 Mar 2017

We can all learn from the Dutch art world

TEFAF Maastricht turns 30 this year, and Dutch museums are going from strength to strength. What’s behind their extraordinary success?

27 Feb 2017
Kirklees council closed the Red House Museum in December 2016 due to budget constraints.

Regional museums are opportunities, not burdens – but only if we think creatively

Funding is difficult, but local councils must wake up to the potential of the art and museums in their care, and fight to secure their future

30 Jan 2017
Tristram Hunt is to be the new director of the V&A.

The V&A springs a surprise with Tristram Hunt

His appointment as V&A director is surprising but could prove inspired

13 Jan 2017
School IV: Barracuda under Skipjack Tuna (1978), Michael Andrews

Balloon paintings, Baroque altarpieces and opera

Michael Andrews finally gets a showing at Gagosian, the National Gallery prepares for its spring blockbuster, and more

26 Dec 2016
Portrait of a Young Man in a Red Cap (Detail) c.1529, Jacopo Pontormo. The National Gallery's matching offer to buy the painting has been rejected.

What price for a Pontormo?

The government’s efforts to keep a rare Pontormo in the UK after it was sold unexpectedly by its owner have revealed cracks in the export bar process

19 Dec 2016
The Apollo Awards 2016, at the Sunbeam Studios, London, sponsored by Porsche. Photo © Amy Scaife

We should all celebrate the people and projects behind art’s growing popularity

Apollo’s annual awards are a great opportunity to reflect on the achievements of the art world, and the people within it who are driving it forwards

28 Nov 2016