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Laura Pye appointed director of National Museums Liverpool

Plus: Luke Willis Thompson wins Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize | Architects announced for the V&A Research and Collection Centre announced | German culture minister has plans for 23 per cent hike in arts funding | and recommended reading

18 May 2018
Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town.

Zeitz MOCAA director quits during suspension

Plus: Richard Gray (1928–2018) | Forensic Architecture and Borderland win European Cultural Foundation prize | and report finds Western Australia’s state art collection at risk of loss and damage

17 May 2018
Jan Six standing beside ‘Portrait of a Young Gentleman’, newly attributed to Rembrandt van Rijn, in The Hermitage Museum, Amsterdam on 16 May 2018.

Painting newly identified as work by Rembrandt

Plus: Tom Wolfe (1930–2018) | and Germany announces code of conduct on handling colonial-era objects

16 May 2018
Amedeo Modigliani's 'Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)' painting at the Sotheby's showroom in Hong Kong on 24 April, 2018.

Modigliani painting breaks Sotheby’s record

Plus: Italian police seize $1 million of stolen artefacts | Sam Nzima (1934–2018) | Design Museum named European Museum of the Year | Corcoran Gallery distributes former collection | and LGBTQ supporters attacked in Beijing art district

15 May 2018
The Sharp Centre for Design, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Will Alsop (1947–2018)

Plus: Rockefeller collection breaks auction record | MoMA appoints Rob Giampietro as Director of Design | and recommended reading

14 May 2018
Papillon ring designed by Glenn Spiro. Image: Glenn Spiro

Beyoncé donates ring from Jay-Z to the V&A

Plus: Anonymous donor steps in to pay penalty incurred by National Gallery of Canada | Yvette Coppersmith wins Australia’s Archibald Prize for portraiture | Leslie Brothers appointed director of Ulrich Museum of Art | and recommended reading

11 May 2018
Per Kirkeby (1938–2018)

Per Kirkeby (1938–2018)

Plus:  Nicolas Bourriaud to curate 2019 Istanbul Biennial | UK culture minister pledges to distribute works of art to the regions | and report urges France to reform Nazi-era restitution approach

10 May 2018
The National Portrait Gallery, London

National Portrait Gallery receives £5m towards new wing

Plus: Artists express concern over UK education policy | Christie’s first Rockefeller sale pulls in $646m | Fund announced for community arts projects in northern England  | and Met issues call for information about jewel-theft suspect

9 May 2018
Captain James Cook (detail: 1776), Nathaniel Dance-Holland.

Australia budgets $50m for Captain Cook commemorations

Plus: Stolen paintings recovered in Italy | New York art dealer pleads guilty to fraud | and online petition calls for Anna Coliva’s reinstatement at Galleria Borghese

8 May 2018
Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo

The mayor of Paris wants the city to store art from conflict zones

Plus: British Council arts employee detained in Iran | US government could subject art dealers to financial regulations | Margaret McDermott (1912–2018) | and recommended reading

4 May 2018
(1624-26), Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Bernini’s Saint Bibiana reportedly damaged in transit

Plus: Collectors join forces to launch $800,000 art prize | New Artangel fund established with artists’ gifts | and Charlotte Amelia Poe wins inaugural Spectrum Prize

3 May 2018
Hull's Ferens Art Gallery is among the five museums shortlisted for 2018's Museum of the Year award.

Art Fund reveals shortlist for Museum of the Year 2018

Plus: Temporary export bar placed on Joseph Wright of Derby painting | Collector sues Sotheby’s over sale of Mahmoud Mokhtar sculpture | Freya Simms named chief executive of LAPADA | and David Zwirner to represent Joan Mitchell Foundation

2 May 2018

National Galleries of Scotland acquire two Raeburn portraits

Plus: NEA chair Jane Chu to step down | Columbia MFA students demand refunds | Hollywood producer sues Gagosian over non-delivery of Koons sculpture | and David Zwirner proposes to ‘subsidise’ small galleries at art fairs

1 May 2018

Étienne Terrus Museum discovers half its collection is fake

Plus: Director of Galleria Borghese faces trial for absenteeism | Golden leaves stolen from dome of Vienna’s Secession building | Princess Margriet Award for Culture 2018 goes to Forensic Architecture and Borderland | and recommended reading

30 Apr 2018
The artist Nan Goldin.

Nan Goldin stages anti-opioid protest in Washington, D.C.

Plus: Natural History Museum disqualifies award-winning photographer | Initial line-up announced for 2019 Sharjah Biennial | and Galerie Samy Abraham in Paris to close

27 Apr 2018

Turner Prize 2018 shortlist announced

Plus: Abbas (1944–2018) | Documenta appoints new CEO | Laura Aguilar (1959–2018) | Peter Bläuer retires from Liste art fair | and Bowdoin College Museum of Art receives more than 1,500 artworks

26 Apr 2018
Amedeo Modigliani's 'Nu couché (sur le côté gauche)' painting at the Sotheby's showroom in Hong Kong on 24 April, 2018.

Sotheby’s posts record auction estimate for Modigliani work

Plus: UAE to finance $50m Mosul reconstruction project | Knight Foundation donates $1m to US museums | Cristian Valsecchi named general manager of Fondazione Prada | and New York dealers challenge antique ivory sales law

25 Apr 2018

Sophia Al-Maria wins inaugural Dunya Contemporary Art Prize

Plus: Lindsay Pollock joins Whitney Museum | ‘Selfie monkey’ not eligible to hold photo copyright | and Millicent Fawcett statue unveiled in Parliament Square

24 Apr 2018
Crown, probably made in Gondar, Ethiopia, around 1740, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Ethiopian government seeks return of artefacts from V&A

Plus: Former MoMA director Richard E. Oldenburg has died | CB1 gallery in Los Angeles to close after artists’ complaints | and recommended reading

23 Apr 2018
Photo: Jon Atherton, Yale West Campus

Getty Research Institute names Mary Miller as next director

Plus: Collector sues Jeff Koons Studio and Gagosian Gallery for ‘non-delivery’ | Victoria Miro to represent estate of Ilse D’Hollander | and recommended reading

20 Apr 2018

Venice Architecture Biennale Golden Lion goes to Kenneth Frampton

Plus: Cache of James Castle drawings discovered in artist’s home | SALT Beyoğlu reopens after two-year hiatus | and Sam Francis’s catalogue raisonné made available online

19 Apr 2018

Copenhagen Contemporary to reopen in a permanent space

Plus: Artefacts stolen from Museum of East Asian Art in Bath | Art Institute of Chicago receives $70m in gifts | Artist accuse Los Angeles gallery of not paying them | Statue of 19th-century gynaecologist removed from Central Park

18 Apr 2018
Baltimore Museum of Art, entrance.

Baltimore Museum of Art to diversify contemporary collection

Plus: Max Mara Art Prize for Women awarded to Helen Cammock | Jerry Saltz wins Pulitzer Prize for Criticism |  and Tate announces plans for new trustee and ticket prices for young visitors

17 Apr 2018
Gold reliquary of Anne of Brittany's heart.

Reliquary with queen’s heart stolen from Nantes museum

Plus: Joseph Beuys estate obtained by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | London museums in Grenfell Tower tribute discussions | High Museum unveils plans for reinstallation of collection | and recommended reading

16 Apr 2018