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Mary Ceruti, newly appointed executive director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis

Mary Ceruti to direct Walker Art Center

Plus: Oskar Rabin (1928–2018) | Sandra Lagumina appointed non-executive director of Agence France-Muséums | and Souls Grown Deep Foundation places works at five institutions

13 Nov 2018

MOCA Los Angeles announces five new board members

Plus: Sondra Perry wins the 2018 Nam June Paik Award | Pérez Art Museum Miami to launch Latin American and Latinx Art Fund | Njideka Akunyili Crosby now represented by David Zwirner Gallery | and college museum exhibition closes after veterans groups complaints

12 Nov 2018

French court finds Jeff Koons guilty of plagiarism

Plus: €660m funding boost for Berlin’s Natural History Museum | Andrea Bayer appointed deputy director for collections at the Met

9 Nov 2018
Chris Dercon has been appointed president of the Rmn-Gp in Paris.

Chris Dercon to head up Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais

Plus: New York court orders Sotheby’s to be repaid for fake Parmigianino painting | Figurative painting in cave in Borneo dated to 40,000 years ago | and Dallas Museum of Art receives $4m gift from Beverly and Donald S. Freeman

8 Nov 2018
Dmitry Rybolovlev. Photo: Xavier Laine/Getty Images

Russian billionaire art collector Dmitry Rybolovlev detained

Plus: Italian populist government to introduce harsher penalties for cultural heritage crimes | WMF/Knoll Modernism Prize 2018 awarded to Agence Christiane Schmuckle-Mollard | and Cannupa Hanska Luger awarded Museum of Arts and Design’s inaugural Burke Prize

7 Nov 2018
Tom Inns, who has resigned as director of the Glasgow School, at an inspection of the damage done to the Mackintosh Building in June 2018.)

Tom Inns resigns as director of Glasgow School of Art

Plus: Sadaharu Horio (1939–2018) | and David Hockney receives lifetime achievement award for printmaking

6 Nov 2018
Knowledge and Wonder (1995) (detail) by Kerry James Marshall.

Kerry James Marshall mural withdrawn from Christie’s auction

Plus: Sally Tallent appointed Director of New York’s Queens Museum Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2019 announce shortlist | and Nam June Paik Art Center Prize 2018 awarded to Trevor Paglen

5 Nov 2018
Mary Anne Carter

President Trump has nominated Mary Anne Carter to chair the NEA

Plus: Sotheby’s reports losses of $27.8m for third quarter of 2018 | Finnish dealers fined and jailed for five-year forgery scam | World’s tallest statue unveiled in India | and recommended reading

2 Nov 2018
The Detroit Institute Of Arts.

Knight Foundation to invest $20m in Detroit arts organisations

Plus: Restitution committee says Stedelijk can keep Kandinsky | and Kimerly Rorschach to retire as director of Seattle Art Museum

1 Nov 2018
Thomas P. Campbell, Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Thomas P. Campbell to direct Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Plus: Alfredo Jaar announced as winner of 11th Hiroshima Art Prize | and Venice museums reopen following city’s worst flood in a decade

31 Oct 2018
Ben Uri Gallery, St. John's Wood

Ben Uri Gallery announces plans to reinvent itself and sell part of its collection

Plus: Bill Arning resigns as director of Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | and Institut du Monde Arabe receives gift of 1,300 works 

30 Oct 2018
Harold Stevenson, Photo by Augusto Meneses/Pix Inc./The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

Harold Stevenson (1929-2018)

Plus: The National Museum in Damascus has reopened after six years | David Kordansky announces plans to expand his LA gallery | 2018 MAXXI Bulgari Prize awarded to Diego Marcon

29 Oct 2018

Man arrested after trying to steal the Magna Carta

Plus: Mary Corse artwork damaged by fire at Dia:Beacon | Hito Steyerl wins 2019 Käthe Kollwitz Prize | and recommended reading

26 Oct 2018

William Morris’s country home to receive £4.3m lottery grant

Plus: Bauhaus Dessau Foundation criticised after performance cancellation | and Studio Voltaire in London announces £2.3m capital project

25 Oct 2018

Ancient shipwreck discovered intact at bottom of Black Sea

Plus: Norman Foster withdraws from Saudi tech-city project | Museum of the Bible's Dead Sea Scrolls fragments are forgeries | Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev wins Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence

24 Oct 2018
The Albertina Museum, Vienna.

Major collection of contemporary art donated to the Albertina

Plus: Jac Leirner wins the Wolfgang Hahn Prize | and Harold Gregor (1929–2018)

23 Oct 2018

Nigeria presents plans for new Benin Royal Museum

Plus: Co-founder of Kochi-Muziris Biennale resigns | Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha reveals plans to expand | Brooklyn’s Signal gallery to close | and recommended reading

22 Oct 2018
The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York, Photo: © Max Pixel

The Met and the Brooklyn Museum turn down Saudi funds for upcoming projects

Plus: Glasgow’s Winter Gardens will shut indefinitely for repairs at the end of the year | Simone Leigh wins Hugo Boss Prize | Diedrick Brackens wins $50,000 Joyce Alexander Wein Prize | Niels van Tomme leaves de Appel Museum for Argos Centre for Art and Media | and recommended reading

19 Oct 2018
Abaseh Mirvali

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara names new director

Plus: Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens appoints Adam Levine as director and CEO | Banksy video claims artwork was intended to shred entirely | Autry Museum of the American West receives grant from Native tribe | and Jacques Monory (1924–2018)

18 Oct 2018
Luke Syson Courtesy The Fitzwilliam Museum

Luke Syson appointed director of Fitzwilliam Museum

Plus: Alice Mann wins Taylor Wessing prize 2018 | Franck Riester appointed as French culture minister | and Mel Ramos (1935–2018)

17 Oct 2018
The Night Watch, Rembrandt van Rijn

Rijksmuseum announces major public restoration of Rembrandt’s Night Watch

Plus: Filmmaker Clément Cogitore receives Marcel Duchamp Prize | and Frontier Art Prize awarded to Tavares Strachan

16 Oct 2018
The Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre, London.

Southbank Centre withdraws controversial plan for Festival Hall rooftop bar

Plus: Eduardo Arroyo (1937–2018) | Prizes go to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Postcommodity at Carnegie International 2018 | and recommended reading

15 Oct 2018
The Deutsches Museum in Munich. A fire has broken out at the museum’s storage unit in the nearby town of Ingolstadt.

Storage depot fire damages Deutsches Museum collection

Plus: Location confirmed for Jeff Koons Bouquet of Tulips in Paris and sale of shredded Banksy work confirmed

12 Oct 2018

Foster + Partners’ Bloomberg Headquarters wins RIBA Stirling Prize 2018

Plus: Open letter criticises suspension of Catherine de Zegher | Persian relic is taken to Tehran museum by Iranian President Rouhani | and CEO and Executive Director of Peabody Essex Museum retires after 25-year tenure | National Gallery receives £4 million to refurbish Room 32

11 Oct 2018