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: the literary leanings of Giorgio de Chirico, 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?
The former director of the Victoria & Albert Museum has died at the age of 62
Raqib Shaw discusses working in silence, the perks of porcupine quills, and how his native Kashmir inspired his love of detail
Raqib Shaw, Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, the Bloomsbury set… Why do so many artists become obsessed with their garden getaways?
Innovation and potential are not merely the preserve of the younger generation – as these artists are proving
The future of the historic craft will only be secure if contemporary artists and audiences understand it better
Reforming Italy’s most famous museum is a huge and sensitive task for new director Eike Schmidt
Now is the moment for those who lament the passing of connoisseurship to work together to encourage its revival
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
TEFAF Maastricht turns 30 this year, and Dutch museums are going from strength to strength. What’s behind their extraordinary success?
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
His appointment as V&A director is surprising but could prove inspired
Michael Andrews finally gets a showing at Gagosian, the National Gallery prepares for its spring blockbuster, and more
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
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
Sabine Haag, the director-general of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, discusses how one of the world’s grandest museums is preparing for the future
The curator, academic critic, and novelist was an inspirational figure, but also a dear friend to many in the art world
We will never defeat the notion that art is the preserve of the privileged, if we stop people from learning about it
‘I wouldn’t want Matthew Barney on a loop in my sitting room’ – but some people do