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Stefan Kalmár named director of ICA

Plus : Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery wins Freelands Prize | Stolen pre-Columbian sculpture rediscovered in London | David Breslin to join curatorial team at the Whitney | and recommended reading

19 Sep 2016

Canadian museum steps up efforts for return of First Nations objects

Plus: Peter Zumthor selected for Fondation Beyeler extension | Rijksmuseum attributes six works to Hercules Segers | Swiss Institute to reopen on St Mark’s Place | and recommended reading

16 Sep 2016
The courtyard of New York's Museum of Modern Art.

MoMA makes exhibition archive available online

Plus: Renders of Thomas Heatherwick’s Hudson Yards project unveiled | Design competition for UK Holocaust Memorial Centre launched | Solveig Settemsdal awarded Jerwood Drawing Prize | Hamza Walker named director of LAXART | and Northern England dominates Victorian Society’s ‘Top Ten Endangered Buildings’ list

15 Sep 2016

Leighton House awarded funds for final phase of restoration

Plus: Alec Baldwin sues Mary Boone | Emerige steps in to finance Paris’s ‘Art City’ | Australia bars export of Herbert Badham painting

14 Sep 2016

Dedicated ‘artist zones’ proposed for London

Plus: Recipients of 2016 Praemium Imperiale revealed | Shortlist announced for Taylor Wessing photography prize | Investec to sponsor this year’s PAD | and Art Berlin Contemporary cuts number of exhibitors

13 Sep 2016

Greta Moll’s grandchildren sue National Gallery

Design revealed for World Trade Center arts venue | MCH Group takes stake in India Art Fair | Lebanon wins inaugural London Design Biennale medal | and recommended reading

12 Sep 2016
York Art Gallery. Photo © Giles Rocholl

Museum entry fees have little impact on visitor diversity, study suggests

Plus: Kamel Mennour to open London space | American Museum of Natural History moves forward with expansion plans

9 Sep 2016
Director of Tate Sir Nicholas Serota during a press conference at the Tate Modern on June 14, 2016 in London, England. Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Nicholas Serota to leave Tate in 2017

Plus: Araki photos censored in Mexico City | Egyptian artist ordered to modify ‘indecent’ public sculpture | and Josef Helfenstein appointed director of Kunstmuseum Basel

8 Sep 2016
Director of Tate Sir Nicholas Serota during a press conference at the Tate Modern on June 14, 2016 in London, England. Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Sir Nicholas Serota announced as new chair of Arts Council England

The longstanding director of Tate is moving on after almost 30 years, replacing Sir Peter Bazalgette at the ACE

8 Sep 2016

Turkish government suspends archaeological work at Ephesus

Plus: Thirty-eight convicted over Drouot thefts | Museum of Arts and Design names Jorge Daniel Veneciano as director | Steve McQueen wins Johannes Vermeer Art Award | and London’s Lincoln Plaza named ‘worst new building in UK’

7 Sep 2016

Finnish state funding blocked for Helsinki Guggenheim

Plus: Mary Fedden and Julian Trevelyan collection to be sold to fund studio refurbishment | Bankside residents clash with Tate Modern over viewing deck concerns | and nominees revealed for 2017 Absolut Art Award

6 Sep 2016
Martin Roth, Apollo magazine, 40 Under 40 Europe

V&A director Martin Roth resigns

Plus: UNESCO condemns destruction of 9th-century mosque in Yemen | Çanakkale Biennial in Turkey cancelled

5 Sep 2016

Building Design announces ‘Carbuncle Cup’ shortlist

Plus: Cécile Bernard named General Manager at Sotheby’s France | Capability Brown gardens granted listed status | and recommended reading

2 Sep 2016

Baron van Dedem’s masterpieces go on show at the Mauritshuis

Plus: Reopening of Bass Museum delayed | Narciso Contreras awarded Carmignac Photojournalism prize | Bronx Museum names interim executives following resignations | Study finds that ‘mysterious smear’ on Munch’s The Scream is candle wax | and Marc Riboud (1923-2016)

1 Sep 2016
The K21 Ständehaus museum, where Christoph Büchel's exhibition was due to open on 9 September.

Christoph Büchel exhibition cancelled in Düsseldorf

Plus: Tate reveals BP sponsorship figures for 2007-11 | Anselm Kiefer’s studio burgled | and Hartog Dish to return to Australia after 400 years

31 Aug 2016
Seamus Heaney (1939–2013) poses with his portrait by Colin Davidson.

Seamus Heaney to be commemorated with new arts centre

Plus: Historic England calls on communities secretary to halt north London skyscraper plans | Renzo Piano to help with earthquake reconstruction efforts in Italy | and Spanish museum requests return of Nazi-era gifts from German and Austrian museums

30 Aug 2016

Resignations at the Bronx Museum

Plus: Richard Prince sued for plagiarism by Instagram photographer | and temporary export bar placed on Queen Victoria’s coronet

29 Aug 2016
Ai Weiwei shows the world his passport via Instagram.

Ai Weiwei dropped from Yinchuan Biennale in China

Plus: Five Lancashire museums to be mothballed while negotiations to keep them running continue | UK government agrees to extend financial guarantee for ‘Garden Bridge’ | and Prince’s Paisley Park house to open as museum

26 Aug 2016

Italy to donate takings from state museums to earthquake victims

Plus: Earthquake in Burma damages scores of pagodas | Around 70 per cent of artefacts recovered in Syria and Lebanon are fakes, says antiquities chief | Tessa Giblin named director of Talbot Rice Gallery | and Steve McQueen awarded BFI fellowship

25 Aug 2016
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