In 2015, Dario Franceschini’s modernising project heralded a newly international outlook for the Italian museum system. Is it sustainable?
The London-based artist discusses the darker side of play – and offers insight into his enigmatic sculptures
Headlines attacking UK universities for spending money on art are deeply misguided
With its exceptional collection of Old Masters and rich history, the museum has plenty to celebrate
For all the limitations of translation, it’s good to see artists and museums trying to cross language barriers
The museum’s director, Taco Dibbits, is making the most of the most comprehensive collection of Rembrandts in the world
A 19th-century artist spent decades creating this remarkable pomological collection
Repatriation is a complex issue, but it is time for a more open-minded approach
Artists and auction houses alike contribute to the comic excesses of their world – but are they in on the joke?
The artist’s new body of work reimagines the life and times of the Barbary lion
A conversation with Stuart McKnight of MUMA, the architects responsible for the new galleries in the triforium at Westminster Abbey
The joy of the Wallace Collection is that there’s always more to learn about its holdings – but its new exhibition space is welcome
Christiane Baumgartner uses the very traditional medium of the woodcut to capture the complexity of the modern world
The celebrated theatre director and artist explains his approach to creating exhibitions
Conversation can be a important and enjoyable way of paying attention to artworks
The Italian painter discusses music, poetry and the unfinished nature of his art
The great architecture critic and campaigner has died at the age of 69
Highlights of 2018 include violent visions in Dulwich, Bruegel in Vienna, and T.S. Eliot at Turner Contemporary
Why it’s time to wrap up warmly in the capital and get gallery hopping
Conservationists and connoisseurs needn’t be on opposing sides when discussing ivory
Plus: Giorgio de Chirico’s writings, Enrico David’s sculptures, and reflections on W.G. Sebald
The private collection of Francesco Federico Cerruti will prove a revelation when it goes on show in Turin
They don’t make collectors like Francesco Federico Cerruti any more. Or do they?