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François Hollande urged to return ‘colonial treasures’ to Benin

Plus: Wentworth Woodhouse sold to preservation trust | Giant coin stolen from German museum | Banksy mural accidentally erased in Jamaica | and Matt Packer appointed director of EVA International

28 Mar 2017

UN adopts resolution to protect cultural heritage

Plus: Thomas Krens questions Guggenheim Abu Dhabi scheme | Christie’s calls off June postwar and contemporary sales | Phillips appoints Laurence Calmels as regional director for France | and recommended reading

27 Mar 2017
The artist Corrina Mehiel, who has been murdered in Washinton, D.C.

Artist murdered in Washington, D.C.

Plus:Angela Merkel to receive Elie Wiesel Award | New exhibition space at Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art | Christina Poggi to direct Institute of Fine Arts at NYU | And recommended reading

24 Mar 2017

Survey points to gender gap in US museum directorships

Plus: Geffrye Museum receives £12.3m lottery grant | Documenta requests additional state funding | and photographs reveal extent of damage to stolen Guercino painting

23 Mar 2017

Church of the Holy Sepulchre reopens after renovations

Plus: Staff strike at the Musée Rodin | Guggenheim and Rockbund museums call off Middle Eastern art show | and Pompidou Centre to open ‘pop up’ in Shanghai

22 Mar 2017

Winning designs announced for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth

Plus: Global fund to protect cultural heritage launched | Artists and critics demand removal of painting from Whitney Biennial | Katharine Stout named deputy director at ICA | Trisha Brown (1936–2017) | David Rockefeller (1915–2017)

21 Mar 2017

Man charged after attack on Gainsborough painting

Plus: Republican legislators express support for US arts funding | Pompidou Centre made no profit from record-breaking Koons show  | Christie’s removes work from Dubai auction | and recommended reading

20 Mar 2017

Monarch of the Glen to stay in Scotland after £4 million fundraising drive

Plus: Georgina Jackson to direct Douglas Hyde Gallery | Brooke Davis Anderson leaves Prospect New Orleans for Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts | Stolen Etruscan vessel to return to Italy | and recommended reading

17 Mar 2017

Trump proposes to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts

Plus: Superflex to take on Tate Modern Turbine Hall commission | Jerusalem gallery faces eviction following ‘politically charged’ art event | Stolen paintings recovered in Denmark | and Hendrikje Crebolder joins Rijksmuseum board of directors

16 Mar 2017

‘Spectacular’ archaeological remains discovered in Algiers

Plus: Franz Marc’s Tower of Blue Horses ‘may have survived the war’ | Miety Heiden named head of sales at Phillips | and Claudia Dillmann to leave Deutsches Filmmuseum after 20 years

15 Mar 2017

Robert Smithson’s ‘Spiral Jetty’ named official Utah state artwork

Plus: LUMA Foundation acquires Annie Leibovitz archive | Developer plans 15 new galleries by New York’s High Line | Sotheby’s officially launches Dubai outpost | and Eileen Cooper RA to coordinate this year’s Summer Exhibition

14 Mar 2017

Art historian disputes Gainsborough attributions

Plus: Pharaonic statues discovered in Cairo | Warhol Museum appoints Patrick Moore as director | Bath warned of threat to UNESCO Heritage status | and recommended reading

13 Mar 2017

Jeff Koons and Centre Pompidou fined for ‘counterfeit’ work

Plus: Turkish artist jailed for depicting destruction of Kurdish city | Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn evacuated after bomb threat | Stephanie Rosenthal named CEO and director of Martin-Gropius-Bau | and recommended reading

10 Mar 2017
Love Song (2015), Howard Hodgkin.

Painter Howard Hodgkin has died at the age of 84

Plus: Malta’s Azure Window arch collapses into the sea | ISIS leaves Mosul Museum in ruins | Bradford’s National Media Museum announces change of name | National Trust opens £30 million design competition for Clandon Park

9 Mar 2017

Christie’s to close South Kensington branch

Plus: Bernard Arnault to open new art space in Paris | Louvre security staff to strike | and Beyer Blinder Belle to become the Frick’s executive architect

8 Mar 2017

Iraqi forces recapture key sites in Mosul

Plus: UNESCO advisors issue warning over Stonehenge tunnel | Institute of Arab and Islamic Art to open in New York | LA’s MOCA to honour Jeff Koons | Seoul museum director resigns

7 Mar 2017

Major solo show for Jenny Holzer at Blenheim Palace

Plus: Jewish collector’s heirs file suit over German bank’s Kandinsky | Simon Martin confirmed as director of Pallant House | 30th anniversary commission for Met Museum’s Roof Garden announced | and recommended reading

6 Mar 2017

Syrian government forces recapture Palmyra

Art news daily : 3 March

3 Mar 2017
Gustav Metzger, the pioneer of auto-destructive art, has died in London aged 90. London Fieldworks (Jo Joelson and Bruce Gilchrist)

Gustav Metzger, inventor of auto-destructive art, has died aged 90

Plus: Max Beckmann’s granddaughter makes major donation to Munich’s museums | First Baltic Artists’ Award winners announced | Eleven bidders announced for the UK City of Culture 2021

2 Mar 2017
Metropolitan Museum director Thomas P. Campbell (pictured here speaking at the opening of the exhibition 'Manus x Machina' in 2016), has been awarded the second annual Getty Rothschild Fellowship.

Metropolitan Museum director Thomas Campbell resigns

Plus: Catalan trio awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize | 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair announces new Marrakech edition | Ancient palace discovered under shrine demolished by IS in Mosul

1 Mar 2017

Laurence des Cars appointed director of the Musée d’Orsay

Plus: Iron age gold found in Staffordshire | digital photography of Sistine Chapel now complete | Hudson Valley arts space announces opening date

28 Feb 2017

Nazi governor’s son returns looted art to Poland

Plus: Ren Hang (1987–2017) | Paul Schimmel departs from Hauser & Wirth | Lawyer in Pontormo case defends private collector | and recommended reading

27 Feb 2017
Lawrence Weiner about to leave port in Reykjavik to jettison his planks A PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS ASAP as his participation in Reykjavik Arts Festival, Iceland, 2005. © Lawrence Weiner

Lawrence Weiner wins Aspen Award for Art

Plus: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center handed over to Greek state | Congressman files lawsuit over removal of Ferguson protest painting from US Capitol | and Courtney J. Martin named as Dia Art Foundation’s new deputy director

24 Feb 2017

Miguel Falomir put forward as new Prado director

Plus: Münster Sculpture Projects artists announced | $12 million gift for Denver Art Museum | and LA nonprofit closes due to targeting by anti-gentrification activists

23 Feb 2017