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Peter Doig.

Peter Doig wins bizarre authenticity court case

Plus: Heritage sites damaged in fatal Italian earthquake | Hearst Castle closed as Californian wildfires spread | Wadsworth Atheneum offers free admission to local residents

24 Aug 2016

Banksy artwork accidentally destroyed

Plus: Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art goes digital | Serpentine to stage major Zaha Hadid show | Nicholas Serota tipped as the next Arts Council Chairman

23 Aug 2016

Islamic extremist pleads guilty to destruction of cultural property in Mali

Plus: Students occupy Sydney College of the Arts | Pre-colonial Mexican manuscript revealed at the Bodleian Library

22 Aug 2016

Anger in Ukraine over Tretyakov Gallery exhibition

Plus: Students identify rare Dürer woodcut in German museum | National Gallery of Art returns Schnorr von Carolsfeld drawing to heirs of Holocaust victim | and Harvard launches Bauhaus database

19 Aug 2016
Adam and Eve (around 1530) by Lucas Cranach

Disputed Cranach works can stay at Norton Simon Museum, rules judge

Plus: Jack Lang condemns renovation of Paris’s Galerie Vivienne | Ethics Committee ruling on BP sponsorship sparks debate | Bede’s World museum to reopen as Jarrow Hall | and London mayor abandons ‘Olympicopolis’ name for east London culture hub

18 Aug 2016

Marina Abramović clarifies ‘inflammatory’ remarks about Indigenous Australians

Plus: Altarpiece thought to be the work of Thomas Hardy discovered in Windsor | Verdict expected for ‘bizarre’ Peter Doig case | Activists announce plans for ‘lynching museum’ | and Yayoi Kusama to get touring exhibition

17 Aug 2016

National Trust acquires exceptional Isaac Oliver miniature

Landmark art project in Detroit to be dismantled | Minneapolis Institute of Art launches longterm initiative for Asian art | and arrests made in connection with theft of a Banksy copy

16 Aug 2016

Polynesian sculpture 200 years older than previously thought

Campaign launched to save east London artists’ studios | War photography installation vandalised in Leipzig | and Jorge Daniel Veneciano to step down at Museo del Barrio

15 Aug 2016

Chilean film makers demand return of Easter Island statue from UK

Plus: Joseph Rosa appointed director of Frye Museum | Penelope Curtis to curate contemporary art section at TEFAF Maastricht | and Auckland Castle’s Zurbarán paintings to tour US

12 Aug 2016

Art Fund invites crowdfunding for clean-up job at Greenwich’s Painted Hall

Plus: Artist Pension Trust hands out returns for the first time | Tate Britain acquires Reynolds painting through Acceptance in Lieu scheme | and plans afoot for Jewish museum for children in Berlin

11 Aug 2016

Bavarian Museums receive major donation of works from Engelhorn collection

Plus: Human remains discovered at museum in Ukraine | Michael Jordan donates $5 million to National Museum of African American History and Culture | Liam Gillick named artistic director of Okayama Summit | and Shortlist revealed for new RCA campus

10 Aug 2016
Peter Doig.

Peter Doig appears in court over disputed painting

Plus: Sotheby’s posts results for second quarter | Cyprus police to investigate allegations of missing antiquities | Stanton Williams and Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands selected to design UCL campus projects in east London

9 Aug 2016

Mayan tomb discovered in Belize

Plus: Keith Haring mural in New York apartment block at risk | Stele of Persian king Darius I discovered in southern Russia | Dürer print resurfaces at French flea market | and V&A saves Hans Coper bowl for the nation

8 Aug 2016
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The Met reports record visitor figures for 2015–16

Plus: Monika Grütters announces plans to restructure Limbach Commission | Garden Bridge: expert warns of construction hazards | and Stone Age pictogram severely damaged by children in Norway

5 Aug 2016

Getty grants $1.3 million for conservation of Modernist landmarks

Plus: Archaeologists discover probable ‘Dark Ages palace’ in Cornwall | Developer withdraws appeal in victory for Shepherd’s Bush Market campaigners | Ronald Lauder voices doubt over provenance of a work in the Neue Galerie collection | and Alan Cristea to relocate to Pall Mall

4 Aug 2016

Arts Council England grants £12.2 million to museums

Plus: Studies paint disappointing picture for diversity at US museums | Turkey’s Biennial postponed | Rich Aste appointed director of McNay Art Museum | and funding cuts for public art at Rio Olympics

3 Aug 2016

Court of Appeal rejects call to save historic Liverpool district

Plus: China launches campaign to protect Great Wall from thieves | Hyde Collection receives $11 million donation | and ‘highly toxic’ paint discovered at Pitzhanger Manor

2 Aug 2016

Benin demands return of looted art from France

Plus: Turkish artist arrested in wake of attempted coup | Scratches found on works by Moroni and Ortolano at National Gallery | Fortnum & Mason to exhibit Frank Cohen collection | and National Museum of Oman opens doors in Muscat

1 Aug 2016

Campaign saves Armada Portrait for the nation

Plus: Four cities shortlisted to host Great Exhibition of the North | J. Tomilson Hill to open private art museum in Manhattan | Tate given 35 days to disclose BP sponsorship figures | Çannakale Biennale to go ahead despite Turkish political uncertainty | and recommended reading

29 Jul 2016

New Museum of London designs unveiled

Plus: Merger between Sydney College of the Arts and UNSW called off | Director of Vienna’s Belvedere Museum to step down | Stolen paintings recovered from criminal gang | Oxford Natural History Museum restoration work damages exhibits | Designs revealed for V&A’s east London satellite

28 Jul 2016

Court rejects Orlan’s attempt to sue Lady Gaga

Plus: World’s largest collection of paper peepshows donated to V&A | Diane Wilsey to step down as board president of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco | Detroit Institute of Arts announces drive to add African American art to collection | and Yorkshire Museum launches appeal to save Roman hoard

27 Jul 2016

15th-century Netherlandish masterpiece will stay in the UK

Plus: Uffizi’s Vasari Corridor could be cleared of paintings | New fellowship created to explore intersection of art and philosophy | Shanghai Project exhibition postponed | and Luc Hoffman (1923-2016)

26 Jul 2016

Louvre-Lens to restore long-lost Le Brun painting

Plus: Royal Collection acquires Van Dyck’s preparatory sketch for Charles I portrait | Rashid Johnson joins Guggenheim Board | Black Mountain College Museum names new executive director | and Bernard Dufour (1922–2016)

25 Jul 2016
Switch House, Tate Modern

Tate Modern extension welcomes millionth visitor since opening

Plus: New report suggests Garden Bridge funding plan ‘optimistic at best’ | New non-profit organisation to carry out technical analysis of Modigliani works  | and Artangel launches Oscar Wilde-inspired art project at Reading Prison

22 Jul 2016