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French cultural figures condemn Jeff Koons’ planned Paris memorial

Plus: Berlin museums return eleven works to Jewish collector’s heirs | William B. Jordan (1940–2018) | Zuza Golińska wins inaugural ArtePrize 2017 | and Jakarta maritime museum reopens

23 Jan 2018
Jack Whitten photographed in his studio in 2015.

Jack Whitten (1939–2018)

Plus: Stedelijk Museum cancels Ettore Sottsass exhibition | Sotheby’s to auction Titian painting sold to Charles I’s plumber | TEFAF cancels annual art-market report | and recommended reading

22 Jan 2018
Ed Moses in Los Angeles in 2014, Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Art of Elysium

Ed Moses (1926–2018)

Plus: Report recommends transforming Toronto’s Old City Hall into museum | Frank Lloyd Wright building destroyed in Montana | Hamburg museum pulls Bruce Weber retrospective | Dennis Oppenheim sculpture destroyed in Busan | and recommended reading

19 Jan 2018
Jude Kelly, artistic director of the Southbank Centre and founder of Women of the World Festival (WOW), at the US launch of WOW on 19 March 2015 in Washington, DC.

Southbank Centre’s artistic director Jude Kelly to step down

Plus: Claire and James Hyman gift 125 photographs to Yale Center for British Art |  Anish Kapoor donates $1m prize money to refugee charities | Anderson Ranch Arts Center director steps down | and Jonny Yarker becomes named partner of Lowell Libson gallery

18 Jan 2018
A scene from the Bayeux Tapestry, in which William the Conqueror rescues the future King Harold II from captivity in France and betrothes his daughter Aelfgifu to him.

Historic loan could allow Bayeux Tapestry to travel to UK

Plus: Leeds to host ‘Year of Culture’ celebrations despite exclusion from European programme | Aquitaine town demands restitution of bust from the Met | and Joseph Seipel named interim director of Richmond’s Institute for Contemporary Art

17 Jan 2018
Indonesian firefighters working to extinguish a fire inside the 17th-century Dutch colonial building maritime museum in Jakarta on 16 January 2018.

Fire breaks out at maritime museum in Jakarta

Plus: Two new drawings confirmed as by Van Gogh | Markus Lüpertz sculpture stolen from Düsseldorf foundry | and Simon de Pury wins suit for $10m Gaugin painting commission

16 Jan 2018
Anthony d’Offay in front of ‘untitled: upturnedhouse 2’ (2012) by Phyllida Barlow, at Tate Modern, London on 14 January 2016. Photo: NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images

Anthony d’Offay accused of sexual harassment

Plus: Historic Environment Scotland issues climate-change risk warning for numerous sites | New York releases report on future of city’s monuments | Open letter questions works on loan to Ghent’s Museum of Fine Arts | and Isabella Stewart Gardner museum extends $10m reward for stolen art

15 Jan 2018
Institute of Contemporary Art, Richmond

Director of Institute of Contemporary Art, Richmond, steps down

Plus: Rhizome awarded $1m grant by Mellon Foundation | Michael Ellis appointed UK culture minister | Justin Maciejewski appointed director general of National Army Museum | and recommended reading

12 Jan 2018

Neave Brown (1929–2018)

Plus: Letter raises concern over future of John Clare archive | ‘Modigliani’ paintings seized in Genoa are declared fakes | Philadelphia Museum of Art gets 24 new works from Souls Grown Deep Foundation | and David Zwirner plans new $50m Renzo Piano-designed space in New York

11 Jan 2018

Emmanuel Macron formalises Shanghai Pompidou Centre project

Plus: La Salle University's president defends decision to deaccession | MoMA receives major gift of Latin American art | Taft Museum of Art receives $5m gift | Scottish museums receive £700,000 in development funding | and Stephen Reily appointed director of Louisville’s Speed Art Museum

10 Jan 2018
New UK Culture, Media and Sports Secretary Matt Hancock arriving at 10 Downing Street on 9 January 2018. Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images

Matt Hancock is appointed UK culture secretary

Plus: Kynaston McShine (1935-2018) | Morgan Library & Museum receives $5m conservation and restoration grant | Belfast MAC receives £275,000 in emergency public funding | and US court orders release of Sotheby’s documents in Rybolovlev lawsuit

9 Jan 2018
C.R.W Nevinson's Battlefields of Britain, part of the Government Art collection, on display at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, in 2012.

Government Art Collection criticised for gender bias

Plus: Kurt Schwitters’s Merz Barn may leave present site | DCMS places export bar on Guardi Venice scene | Bruce Halle (1930-2018) | and recommended reading

8 Jan 2018

Arup to create arts venue at Sheffield’s Park Hill estate

Plus: King Abdulaziz Center World Culture moves closer to full opening | Hartwig Fischer makes first visit to Iran | Manhattan Children’s Museum completes purchase of prospective new venue | and recommended reading

5 Jan 2018
An object from the Al Thani collection on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2014. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Indian jewels stolen from exhibition at Venice’s Palazzo Ducale

Plus: Met museum will charge admission for out-of-state visitors | Thomas Roma is accused of sexual misconduct | Massachusetts AGO’s Berkshire Museum inquiry will be done by end of January | UCLA art department appoints Andrea Fraser as chair | and National Museums Liverpool director retires

4 Jan 2018

BFI abandons plans for £130m film and television centre

Plus: Betty Woodman (1930–2018) | La Salle University plans to sell works from its art collection | Lahore Biennale confirms March opening date | Museums Association calls for ivory ban exemption for UK museums | Thorsten Sadowsky is appointed director of Salzburg’s Museum der Moderne

3 Jan 2018
Richard Long

Richard Long knighted in New Year’s Honours

Plus: Investigators recover stolen Hans Hofmann works | British Museum acquires Joseph Anton Koch drawing | Susan Moldenhauer retires as director of University of Wyoming Art Museum | and recommended reading

2 Jan 2018

Lambeth Council votes to demolish landmark London bus station

Plus: Chuck Close responds to sexual harassment allegations | Winnipeg Art Gallery receives $10m to establish centre for Inuit art | Scotland cuts cultural collections budget | and recommended reading

21 Dec 2017

Belfast’s MAC seeks emergency funding

Plus: Jens Hoffmann responds to Jewish Museum dismissal | Baltimore’s The Contemporary museum closes | Strasbourg City Museums appoints Paul François Lang as director | and Chuck Close is accused of sexual harassment

20 Dec 2017

‘120 Days of Sodom’ is declared a French national treasure

Plus: Manhattan’s DA is forming an antiquities trafficking unit | Jewish Museum cuts ties with Jens Hoffmann | Stoke-on-Trent museum raises funds to buy Iron Age torcs | and Berlin’s Ethnological Museum will return stolen Alaskan objects

19 Dec 2017

Scottish government to boost arts funding

Plus: Artist arrested in China reportedly released on bail | German museums report drop in visitor numbers | Steve McQueen to film tribute to Grenfell Tower victims | and recommended reading

18 Dec 2017
Ralph Rugoff, director of the Hayward Gallery, London, who is to curate the Venice Biennale in 2019,

Ralph Rugoff to curate 2019 Venice Biennale

Plus: Minneapolis Institute of Art to set up Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts | Metropolitan Police revives Art and Antiques unit | Grayson Perry to chair RA Summer Exhibition | Alison Cole appointed editor of the Art Newspaper | Injunction against sale of Berkshire Museum items extended | and recommended reading

15 Dec 2017

Towner Art Gallery faces severe funding cuts

Plus: Hilary McGrady is director general of National Trust | Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta will curate 2019 Whitney Biennial | Guggenheim announces Hugo Boss Prize shortlist | Van Gogh Museum hails record visitor numbers

14 Dec 2017
Arts Council England

Arts Council England reports on Acceptance in Lieu and Cultural Gifts schemes

Plus: Municipal cuts put future of Paris's Le Plateau into question | Blanton Museum of Art raises funds towards construction of Ellsworth Kelly designed building | Artists call for new supervisory structure for Documenta

13 Dec 2017

Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property becomes UK law

Plus: Jon Seydl is appointed director of Krannert Art Museum | TEFAF announces partnership with city of Maastricht and Limburg province | Former CFO of New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage sues for discrimination | and inaugural ArtePrize shortlist is announced

12 Dec 2017