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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

French culture minister announces heritage lottery fund

Plus: Courtauld Gallery to close for two years for £50m refurbishment | The battle to save a 1950s mural in New York | Swiss gallery Karma International relocates in Zurich

24 Nov 2017

UK bids to be European Capital of Culture in 2023 cancelled

Plus: Germany appoints new head of commission on looted art | Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson to open larger space

23 Nov 2017

Vatican and China announce diplomatic exchange of artworks

Plus: Jarman Award goes to Oreet Ashery | Photographer sues Christo and the Smithsonian over installation images | De Chirico self-portrait is stolen from Béziers art museum | and Zanele Muholi receives France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

22 Nov 2017

Blaze breaks out at Santander’s modern art museum

Plus: University of Wyoming Art Museum appoints Marianne Eileen Wardle as director | Adam Szymczyk responds to documenta 14 auditor’s report | and Kemang Wa Lehulere wins Performa 17 Malcolm McLaren prize

21 Nov 2017

Gavin Delahunty resigns from Dallas Museum of Art

Plus: Art UK and Paul Mellon Centre launch young writers’ prize | Founder of Inhotim art park convicted of money laundering | Azzedine Alaïa (1940–2017) | Recommended reading

20 Nov 2017
New York Public Library. Mecanoo with Beyer Blinder Belle

New York Public Library reveals $317m renovation plan

Plus: RIAS secretary and treasurer Neil Baxter quits | North Carolina Museum of Art director Lawrence J. Wheeler announces retirement | Berkshire Museum collections committee member resigns over planned sale | and multiple clients sue New York dealer Ezra Chowaiki for fraud

17 Nov 2017

Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ fetches $450.3m at auction

Plus: The Met receives $80m gift from the Irving family | City of Kassel will cover Documenta’s financial deficit | Darsie Alexander is appointed chief curator of the Jewish Museum | and Art for Justice makes its first round of grants

16 Nov 2017

Walker Art Center director Olga Viso steps down

Plus: Düsseldorf state museum cancels Max Stern exhibition | 2017 Taylor Wessing prize goes to portrait of 16-year-old migrant | Edvard Munch Art Award goes to Kerstin Brätsch | Laura Owens responds to anti-gentrification protests | and Laura Copelin is appointed executive director of Ballroom Marfa

15 Nov 2017

UAE detains Swiss journalists covering Louvre Abu Dhabi opening

Plus: Jerwood Charitable Foundation appoints Lilli Geissendorfer as director | Seven-figure settlement finalised in Ross Bleckner painting case | and Christie’s Impressionist and modern art sale records highest total in a decade

14 Nov 2017
Sotheby's, New York, in June 2004. Photo: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

Appeals court halts Berkshire Museum collection sale

Plus: Düsseldorf state art collection uncovers Malevich forgery | Karl Katz (1929–2017) | Stolen photographs are mailed back to MoMA PS1 | and recommended reading

13 Nov 2017
The Getty Center.

Former US commerce secretary gives $5m to Getty conservation fund

Plus: Studio Museum announces 2018 artists-in-residence | HTC launches virtual-reality art initiative | and court orders release of all Mugrabi collection artworks from storage

10 Nov 2017

V&A acquires part of Robin Hood Gardens

Plus: Armory director Benjamin Genocchio is replaced over sexual harassment reports | Washington National Gallery of Art director Rusty Powell is to resign | Stolen Matisse bronze is recovered by Art Loss Register | and Nelson-Atkins adds 800 photographs to collection

9 Nov 2017

Court rules that Berkshire Museum art sale can proceed

Plus: Lisa Le Feuvre is appointed first executive director of Holt-Smithson Foundation | Prehistoric Greek sealstone is discovered in Bronze Age tomb | Museum of Arts and Design introduces $50,000 artist prize | and recommended reading

8 Nov 2017

Russia and Israel agree to digitise Günzburg Collection

Plus: Art historians protest UK museum image reproduction fees | Sharjah Biennial 14 curators are announced | €425,000 Botero bronze is stolen from Paris gallery | and Swiss museum returns Nazi-looted 17th-century ornaments

7 Nov 2017

Major Dutch Old Master drawing collection goes to Harvard

Plus: Republican tax plan seeks to close ‘like-kind’ exchange loophole | Art Dealers Association of America names Maureen Bray as executive director | City of London returns Nazi-looted Dutch Old Master painting | and recommended reading

6 Nov 2017
Dr Nick Merriman, newly appointed chief executive of the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London, photo: Alan Seabright

Horniman Museum appoints Nick Merriman as chief executive

Plus: Hito Steyerl tops ArtReview’s 2017 Power 100 | Ancient coin collection is discovered at National Trust’s Scotney Castle | ADAA Foundation announces grants for four US museums | and recommended reading

3 Nov 2017

Report states that 80 per cent of online antiquities could be looted or fake

Plus: Frieze appoints Andrew Durbin as US senior editor | Dalloul Art Foundation raises collection authenticity concerns | Artforum contributing editors condemn publishers’ handling of Landesman allegations

2 Nov 2017

2017 Stirling Prize goes to Hastings Pier

Plus: Richard Hambleton (1952–2017) | Grundy Art Gallery names Paulette Terry Brien as new curator | Simone Leigh wins $50,000 Studio Museum in Harlem prize | and Leo Xu and Jennifer Yum will co-direct David Zwirner in Hong Kong

1 Nov 2017

Rome’s National Museum of Oriental Art is closing

Plus: 14th-century cave art found on uninhabited Caribbean island | Massachusetts attorney general files to halt Berkshire Museum sale | Dia Art Foundation directorship is endowed by Nathalie and Charles de Gunzburg | and recommended reading

31 Oct 2017

Linda Nochlin (1931–2017)

Plus: British Museum ends co-operation deal with stalled Abu Dhabi museum | Art industry figures sign open letter denouncing sexual harassment | V&A acquires Wilton’s Music Hall archive | Five UK cities bid for European Capital of Culture title | and recommended reading

30 Oct 2017

Historic England publishes 2017 list of at-risk sites

Plus: Hidden portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots portrait is found | Berkshire Museum members file second suit over deaccession sale | Mellon Foundation grants $3.5m to Seattle Art Museum for Asian art conservation centre | and activists target Roosevelt statue outside American Museum of Natural History

27 Oct 2017

Israel Museum names Ido Bruno as new director

Plus: 2017 Sobey Art Award goes to Ursula Johnson | Knight Landesman resigns from Artforum following sexual harassment suit | David Velasco will succeed Michelle Kuo as Artforum editor | and sixth Nazi-looted artwork is identified in Gurlitt collection

26 Oct 2017

Jan Willem Sieburgh is named interim business director at Stedelijk

Plus: Queens University of Charlotte receives $10m for arts building renovation | Mugrabi collection artworks will be released from storage by court order | Reports emerge of sexual misconduct by Artforum publisher Knight Landesman | and German museums return human remains to Australia and Hawaii

25 Oct 2017