Is this a golden age for older artists?
Innovation and potential are not merely the preserve of the younger generation – as these artists are proving
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
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
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
‘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
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?
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
The V&A springs a surprise with Tristram Hunt
His appointment as V&A director is surprising but could prove inspired
Balloon paintings, Baroque altarpieces and opera
Michael Andrews finally gets a showing at Gagosian, the National Gallery prepares for its spring blockbuster, and more
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
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
Why Austria’s leading museum has cause to celebrate
Sabine Haag, the director-general of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, discusses how one of the world’s grandest museums is preparing for the future
A tribute to Giles Waterfield (1949–2016)
The curator, academic critic, and novelist was an inspirational figure, but also a dear friend to many in the art world
Art history benefits us all. Why won’t the government fight for it?
We will never defeat the notion that art is the preserve of the privileged, if we stop people from learning about it
New media requires a new type of collector
‘I wouldn’t want Matthew Barney on a loop in my sitting room’ – but some people do
Stepping out of Caravaggio’s shadow
Plus: Neo Rauch finally comes to London; John Wesley’s odd eroticism; and Alighiero Boetti’s monumental use of mementoes
Why we should take Thomas Hardy seriously as an architect
An altarpiece believed to have been designed by the novelist has resurfaced in Windsor. It’s an important reminder of how his architectural training informed his life’s work
Why have artists fallen out of love with sport?
Sport is more popular than ever, but only a handful of contemporary artists take it seriously as a subject. It wasn’t always this way…
Why the V&A is Museum of the Year – and also a museum of the future
The museum was recently awarded the Art Fund’s most prestigious award, but there are challenges as well as opportunities ahead
The secret lives of the great art dealers
The art dealer memoir offers a rare chance to gain access into the life of even the most elusive art dealer
It’s the job of both artists and museums to reevaluate the past
Art can play a key role in recovering forgotten or neglected histories, and challenging received ideas
The man who gathered the many moods of Venice
Vittorio Cini collected remarkable Venetian paintings, which have never been publicly exhibited together – until now
Manuele Cerutti and the fine art of balancing
The everyday objects in Cerutti’s Turin studio are transformed in his paintings: poised, precarious, and forever in suspense
The quiet appeal of artists’ gardens
Raqib Shaw, Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, the Bloomsbury set… Why do so many artists become obsessed with their garden getaways?