Three cheers for Bob Rauschenberg!
The artist’s foundation is going to give away images of his work. We salute them
Can the UK government’s Culture White Paper live up to its own rhetoric?
DCMS’s updated mission statement for ‘Our Culture’ sounds promising, but is short on new commitments
The Rotterdam museum that collects collectors
The Museum Boijmans van Beuningen is to store private collections – which is just the sort of collaboration the museum has always thrived on
Delacroix begat Renoir, who begat Matisse, who begat…
Is the current trend for exhibitions exploring artistic influence just an excuse for a lack of focus?
With Art UK, Britain’s public collections are more accessible than ever before
A new website revolutionises how we can view publicly owned art
Titles of artworks can obstruct how we interpret artistic meaning
But changing an artwork’s title is hardly the same as pulling down a statue
12 Days: Highlights of 2016
Thomas Marks on Sicily at the British Museum and Ashmolean, Vittorio Cini’s paintings from the Veneto, and the Parma School in Rome
It is more important than ever to protect our museums
‘It is more important than ever to defend museums and what they make possible’
The BBC should know better about university museums
A misleading story reflects a deeper problem in how museum news is reported in the general press
Art critics have ignored the condition of artworks for too long
Judging the quality of a work should involve some appreciation of its current condition
It is hard to overstate the gravity of the Castelvecchio thefts
The loss of 17 masterpieces is a disaster for the Italian museum sector
Apollo Awards Ceremony
The winners of the Apollo Awards 2015 were announced last night at a ceremony at RSA House in London, attended by major figures from the art world
Editor’s Letter: Spirituality in Modern Art
The Palazzo Strozzi’s ‘Divine Beauty’ exhibition presents a complex and engaging vision of modern sacred art
Editor’s Letter: Out of Chaos
As Europe faces its worst refugee crisis since World War Two, there is no better time to celebrate emigre art in the UK
German art historian Hartwig Fischer named British Museum director
The appointment will come as a surprise to many people in the UK
Force of Nature: Interview with Giuseppe Penone
‘If an artistic language is very complex, it can’t be used to communicate.’
Italy’s ‘super directors’ – the winners and losers
20 new museum directors have been appointed as part of Dario Franceschini’s overhaul of Italy’s cultural sector
Editor’s Letter: A Guarded View
Industrial action at the National Gallery puts a spotlight on the role of the museum guard
Tate Britain appoints Alex Farquharson as new director
What should we expect from Tate Britain’s new director, and what does his appointment mean for the future of the Tate overall?
Ai Weiwei’s returned passport is a coup for the RA
What will the freedom to travel mean for his art?
The Accademia in Venice is falling to pieces
I cannot remember seeing a museum building in such an appalling state
Editor’s Letter: Scuppered Plans
Public pressure can have a tangible impact on unpopular development proposals
Editor’s Letter: Anniversary Years
Clusters of centenary exhibitions and publications may well bring new material to light. But what do they tell us about the way we think now?
If you want to be mayor, you really ought to know more about London’s museums
Goldsmith and Khan clearly aren’t museum buffs – and that could be a real problem