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Controversial Markus Lüpertz mural gets green light

Plus: Banksy work named UK’s favourite work of art | Activists demand that Boston’s ICA cancel Dana Schutz show | and Condo fair to launch in Mexico City and Shanghai in 2018

26 Jul 2017

Proposed monument at Flint Castle branded ‘distasteful’

Plus: Kunstmuseum Bern launches provenance research into Gurlitt Collection | Berkshire Museum criticised for plans to sell off works from its collection | Fire at Tatihou’s Maritime Museum destroys three paintings from the Louvre | and Christina Olsen appointed director of University of Michigan Museum of Art

25 Jul 2017

UK Government plans to extend act concerning looted art indefinitely

Plus: Lygia Pape’s daughter sues LG for copyright infringement | Museum planned for Delhi’s Gole Market | and recommended reading

24 Jul 2017
The Getty Center.

Getty announces major acquisition of Old Master drawings

Plus: Stolen Francis Bacon paintings recovered | Nicole Eisenman sculpture vandalised in Münster | London’s Breese Little gallery to close | and recommended reading

21 Jul 2017

Stirling Prize shortlist announced

Plus: New York City Cultural Plan focuses on underserved communities | Neil MacGregor to remain at Humboldt Forum until it opens | artworks vandalised at Domme contemporary exhibition

20 Jul 2017

New York non-profit to set up affordable studio space in disused army base

Plus: Dame Helen Ghosh to leave National Trust | Auschwitz museum to pursue charges against student who stole objects for art project | Pompidou ‘close to signing deal’ on Shanghai outpost | and Wellington bust found in Thames

19 Jul 2017

British Museum helps repatriate tile stolen from Uzbek monument

Plus: New report assesses state of UK art market | More than 5,000 homes in Mosul’s historic Old City destroyed | Republican Congressman submits proposal to save NEA | and plans dropped for museum in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens

18 Jul 2017

Nine Hull landmarks are to be listed

Plus: Five cities shortlisted for UK City of Culture 2021 | Louvre releases details of works damaged in Paris storms | Suspected fakes confiscated in Genoa | and recommended reading

17 Jul 2017
The Switch House, now named The Blavatnik Building, at Tate Modern,Photo: © Iwan Baan

Tate galleries announce record visitor numbers

Plus: Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in need of renovations | Skeletal remains halt construction work at Western Australia Museum | and recommended reading

14 Jul 2017

Cultural leaders call for free movement in post-Brexit Britain

Plus: Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass windows will return to restored home | Daniel LaRue Johnson (1938–2017) | German galleries launch Condo-style co-operative programme | and Tapei’s National Palace Museum creates free image archive

13 Jul 2017

Record attendance at the Met

Plus: German police make arrests in €4 million gold coin museum heist case | Dallas Museum of Art acquires Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room | Ilya Glazunov (1930–2017) | and Christie’s names new Impressionist and modern art co-chairmen

12 Jul 2017
Nanne Dekking is the new chair of TEFAF

Nanne Dekking appointed chair of TEFAF

Plus: Sadiq Khan appoints 50 design advocates for London | Painting at centre of Nazi loot claim pulled from Düsseldorf exhibition | Architects shortlist announced for London’s Centre for Music | UNESCO inscribes ice age caves on world heritage list | $81 million pay-out ordered in Knoedler art fraud case

11 Jul 2017

Gainsborough sketches discovered at Windsor Castle

Plus: Eritrea’s modernist capital is among new UNESCO World Heritage sites | Police uncover ancient Roman coins in anti-terrorist operation | Over 95 per cent of pre-Hispanic collection at Mexican Museum fails authentication | and recommended reading

10 Jul 2017

€500m Cerruti Collection goes to Castello di Rivoli

Plus: £3 million jewellery heist at Masterpiece London | New Orleans Museum of Art acquires works by 10 African-American artists | and recommended reading

7 Jul 2017

Hepworth Wakefield is the Art Fund Museum of the Year

Plus: Hobby Lobby accused of smuggling ancient Iraqi artefacts | Royal Academy to create new gallery and awards for architecture | Australia’s Mona announces major expansion plans | and Mario Merz Prize for art goes to Petrit Halilaj

6 Jul 2017
The Chancellery in Berlin, currently the location of an art installation targeting Turkey's president.

Turkey hits out at Berlin art installation

Plus: José Luis Cuevas (1934–2017) | £6 million funding for David Livingstone Museum in Scotland | Artists design covers for special edition of Evening Standard | and South African court dismisses ‘hate speech’ complaint against artwork

5 Jul 2017
Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

British Museum sets out plans for a revamp

Plus: Collector withdraws works from Boulder Museum exhibition | Jan Fontein (1927–2017) | and Design Museum acquires rainbow flag

4 Jul 2017

Major funding boost for the new Museum of London

Plus: Union Black to fly above Tate Britain | Auctioneer sues for commission on Gauguin painting | TEFAF releases report and new initiative focused on digital art market | and recommended reading

3 Jul 2017

Sadiq Khan launches ‘London Borough of Culture’ competition

Plus: Study suggests pay increase across US museum sector | Arts Council warns arts organisations to increase diversity or forego funding |  and recommended reading

30 Jun 2017

Norway abandons artist’s plans for Utøya massacre memorial

Plus: UNESCO report recommends bypass around Stonehenge | Artist issues formal complaint over fundraising investigation | Man crashes car into monument in Little Rock | and Avery Singer wins Prix Jean-François Prat

29 Jun 2017
Rendering of the planned MoMA extension, based on the design by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Steven A. Cohen donates $50m to MoMA

Plus: Franz West’s family win court battle over artist’s estate | Survey suggests that 98 per cent of Australians ‘engage with the arts’ | and George Lucas’s Museum of Narrative Art gets the go-ahead

28 Jun 2017
Arts Council England

Arts Council England boosts funding to regional organisations

Plus: Rome metro construction unearths 3rd-century ruins | Julia Joern to leave David Zwirner gallery | Stolen Belfast painting recovered in Chicago | and Merryn Schriever appointed director of Bonhams Australia

27 Jun 2017

Spanish judge orders exhumation of Salvador Dalí’s remains

Plus: Julia Peyton-Jones to join Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Bangkok to launch contemporary art biennale | Art Gallery of Ontario acquires 522 Diane Arbus photographs | and recommended reading

26 Jun 2017
The Switch House, now named The Blavatnik Building, at Tate Modern,Photo: © Iwan Baan

Tate Modern extension wins RIBA award

Plus: Antony Gormley demands ‘vandalised’ Crosby beach sculptures be cleaned | Sunday Painter gallery to move to Vauxhall | and recommended reading

23 Jun 2017