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

Abu Dhabi authorities announce that they own ‘Salvator Mundi’

Plus: Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021 | Palais Bellevue in Kassel is to become a museum | Sarah Cosulich appointed artistic director of Rome Quadriennale Foundation | and recommended reading

8 Dec 2017
Salvator Mundi (c. 1500), Leonardo da Vinci. Christie's

Saudi prince revealed as buyer of ‘Salvator Mundi’

Plus: Getty collection to stay put as wildfires rage in southern California | Laura Paulson to leave Christie’s | University of Iowa announces new gallery for its art collection | Anne-Imelda Radice to step down as director of American Folk Art Museum

7 Dec 2017

Lubaina Himid wins 2017 Turner Prize

Plus: Experts fear changes to boundaries of Utah national park could endanger ancient Native American petroglyphs | Frick acquires Borghese portrait | Hadrian’s Wall and Great Wall of China partner up for new heritage strategy | Enrico Castellani (1930–2017)

6 Dec 2017

Met museum keeps controversial Balthus painting on display

Plus: Jens Hoffmann suspended from Jewish Museum following sexual harassment allegations | Hank Willis Thomas awarded 2017 AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize | Patricia Stevenson appointed chief executive of LAPADA | William S. Smith appointed editor of Art in America

5 Dec 2017
Blythe House in west London, where the British Museum currently holds some 2,000 objects in storage.

British Museum to open storage facilities outside London

Plus: Art made in Guantanamo declared US government property | Activists complain about ‘profanation’ of July Column in Paris | Artists sign second open letter in defence of Documenta | and recommended reading

4 Dec 2017

Masterpiece London joins MCH Group – and plans international expansion

Vincent Scully (1920–2017) | The V&A opens in China | and Instagram goes mad for the Mona Lisa

1 Dec 2017
British Museum assistant collections manager Jonny Mortemore using the glass plate negative scanner. Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum

British Museum and Google launch digital project to preserve Mayan heritage

Plus: Tim Knox is appointed director of Royal Collection Trust | and US foundations create $6m-scheme to diversify museum leadership

30 Nov 2017
Emmanuel Macron in Burkina Faso

President Macron calls for French restitution of African heritage

Plus: Addison Gallery of American Art associate director Susan Faxon retires | Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 shortlist is announced | and American Federation of Arts appoints Frances Wu Giarratano as director of exhibitions

29 Nov 2017
Annette Kulenkampff, CEO of Documenta, at a conference in Kassel

Documenta CEO Annette Kulenkampff’s contracted term is cut short

Plus: Art Basel and Adidas reach settlement over trademark infringement | Jens Hoffmann departs as co-artistic director of Cleveland triennial | and record visitor numbers for 57th edition of Venice Biennale

28 Nov 2017
Michelangelo's marble statue of 'David', pictured at the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence on 24 May 2004.

Italian court bars use of Michelangelo images

Plus: Australian donors withdraw funding from the Venice Biennale | and recommended reading

27 Nov 2017