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Peter Selz (1919–2019)

Plus: Berlin museums appeal to US Supreme Court over Guelph Treasure | Gagosian appoints Artsy co-founder as adviser | and recommended reading

24 Jun 2019
Jill Medvedow, director of ICA Boston, and co-author of the resolution adopted by the American Association of Museum Directors.

American Association of Museum Directors calls for an end to unpaid internships

Plus: Survey finds front-of-house staff in UK museums feel undervalued | Poster museum opens in New York | Illinois community college invests millions in expanded museum | and recommended reading

21 Jun 2019
The National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, photographed on 3 September 2018, a day after a fire devastated the building.

Italy pledges to loan 2,000 artefacts to National Museum in Brazil

Plus: Whitney Museum senior curator Donna De Salvo resigns | Olafur Eliasson to illuminate Arc de Triomphe | and results of new survey weigh up salaries in visual arts

20 Jun 2019
Hannah Rothschild with Artemisia Gentileschi’s ‘Self-portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria’ , National Gallery

Hannah Rothschild steps down as National Gallery’s chair of trustees

Plus: Putin grants Russian citizenship to grandson of collector whose property was allegedly seized by Lenin | Van Gogh's gun sells for €162,000 | and Union formed by security workers at Frye Art Museum

19 Jun 2019
Yana Peel, who has resigned as the CEO of the Serpentine Galleries, speaking at a press conference at the gallery in 2016.

Serpentine Galleries CEO Yana Peel resigns

Plus: Robert Therrien (1947–2019) | and shortlist for Film London Jarman Award announced

18 Jun 2019
Sotheby's, New York, in June 2004. Photo: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

Sotheby’s to pass into private ownership after 31 years as a public company

Plus: Director of Berlin Jewish Museum steps down over controversial tweet | Valie Export named as recipient of The Roswitha Haftmann Prize | and rediscovered marble monument commemorating 19th-century humanitarian to go on display in New York

17 Jun 2019
Joyce Pensato in 2014.

Joyce Pensato (1941–2019)

Plus: Hauser & Wirth to open arts centre in Menorca | World Monument Fund restores eastern half of Phnom Bakheng temple | and recommended reading

14 Jun 2019
Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine (1939), Nickolas Muray.

Mexico library claims to discover first known audio of Frida Kahlo

Plus: Opening of Humboldt Forum delayed until 2020 | and 2019 Sobey Art Award shortlist announced

13 Jun 2019

Tate signs memorandum to support Shanghai’s new Pudong Museum of Art

Plus: activists occupy El Museo del Barrio on its 50th anniversary | and Guggenheim workers prepare to unionise

12 Jun 2019
Amada Cruz.

Amada Cruz named director and CEO of Seattle Art Museum

Plus: Gary Hume among artists calling for National Portrait Gallery to drop BP sponsorship | and Gagosian opens permanent gallery in Basel

11 Jun 2019
The Sagrada Família entering its final construction phase in 2015, photo: Getty Images

Sagrada Família obtains building permit 137 years after construction began

Plus: Pierre Rosenberg collection to go to new museum in Saint-Cloud

10 Jun 2019
Rein Wolfs

Rein Wolfs appointed director of Stedelijk Museum

Plus: Joseph Wright of Derby work purchased by Getty Museum may face export hurdles | With new content rules, ‘Triumph of the Will’ removed from YouTube | Security workers at Frye Art Museum in Seattle unionize | and recommended reading

7 Jun 2019
Royal Museums Greenwich’s National Maritime Museum in London.

Former shipping executive Paddy Rodgers to direct Royal Museums Greenwich

Plus: David L. Lee elected president of Getty Trust board |  Flemish government to offer loans to contemporary art buyers | Stanley Tigerman (1930–2019) | Joe Overstreet (1933–2019)

6 Jun 2019
Tate Britain, where the Turner Prize nominees will exhibit from September.

Freelands Foundation finds improvement in art-world gender parity

Plus: National Trust buys Brackenthwaite Hows | Museumgoer discovers misidentified Rodin portrait | and recommended reading

5 Jun 2019
Wisteria (c. 1925), Claude Monet.

Gemeentemuseum discovers water lilies under wisteria painting by Monet

Plus: Natural History Museum director to retire | and Camille Billops (1933–2019)

4 Jun 2019
Salvator Mundi (c. 1500), Leonardo da Vinci. Christie's

Leonardo expert declines to support attribution of Salvator Mundi

Plus: Lithuanian Pavilion faces financial shortfalls | Museum workers share salaries on anonymous spreadsheet | Tony DeLap (1927–2019) | and recommended reading

3 Jun 2019
Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera

Transgender activists to be honoured with monument in New York

Plus: Debate sparked over 13th-century antisemitic relief on Lutheran church | RIAS announces winners of 2019 awards | and 22,000 photographs from Arab Image Foundation’s archive made available online  

31 May 2019
Baltimore Museum of Art

Baltimore Museum of Art issues citywide survey for second time

Plus: Marble Dionysus head discovered in Rome | Art Institute of Chicago to auction off 300 works of Chinese art | and recommended reading

30 May 2019
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, early on April 16, 2019.

Notre-Dame must be restored to previous appearance, says Senate

Plus: Lonnie G. Bunch III named secretary of Smithsonian Institution | Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art appoints João Laia as chief curator | and Horst H. Baumann (1934–2019)

29 May 2019
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Boston Museum of Fine Arts takes action over racism claim

Plus: Staff strike closes doors at Louvre | and former Macron aid appointed director of Pinault Collection

28 May 2019
Tournament in Front of Castle Steen (1635–37), Peter Paul Rubens.

Flemish tourist board acquires castle that belonged to Rubens

Plus: Rebecca Pow replaces Michael Ellis as UK arts minister | Aberdeen Art Gallery receives £1m from BP | Asian artefacts stolen from Bath museum returned broken | and recommended reading

24 May 2019
Judith Kerr (1923–2019) at her home in west London in 2018.

Judith Kerr (1923–2019)

Plus: Designs for Eiffel Tower parks revealed | and Joan Miró Prize awarded to Nalini Malani

23 May 2019
The National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, photographed on 3 September 2018, a day after a fire devastated the building.

Director of Brazil’s National Museum to seek funding from Europe

Plus: Lawrence Carroll (1954­–2019) | Herzog & de Meuron to design Brooks Museum building | Harvard’s Peabody Museum appoints Jane Pickering as director | and US Supreme Court declines appeal over Norton Simon Cranachs

22 May 2019
Loch Lomond, looking south from Ben Lomond.

Loch Lomond development plan draws record number of objections

Plus: Notre-Dame found to be structurally unstable | Germany to return 15th-century cross to Namibia | and Serpentine announces inaugural augmented architecture commission

21 May 2019