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Smoke rises from The National Museum of Natural History in New Delhi on April 26, 2016, after an early morning fire was controlled. No casualties were reported, but the entire collection may have been lost.

Fire destroys Delhi’s Natural History Museum

Plus: Reports of gallery closures at MoMA scotched | Lisson and Gagosian galleries send work to Tehran | plus other recommended reading

26 Apr 2016

Reconstruction work to begin on Nepal’s damaged heritage sites

Plus: Culture secretary accused of political bias over National Gallery appointment | Walton Family Foundation donates $10 million to the National Gallery of Art | Unseen Freud self-portrait to go on display at National Portrait Gallery | Istanbul’s Art International Fair postponed | Myrna Ayad appointed as director of Art Dubai

25 Apr 2016
Bank of England Governer Mark Carney unveiled the design for a new £20 at Turner Contemporary today (22 April).

J. M. W. Turner is the new face of the £20 note

Plus: Temporary UK export bar for 16th-century portraits | New V&A entrance to be named after Leonard Blavatnik | Marion Ackermann replaces Hartwig Fischer at Dresden State Collections | David Geffen donates $100 million to MoMA | Grafton Architects to design new LSE building in London

22 Apr 2016

Damien Hirst sculptures may be leaking dangerous gas

Plus: Cairo’s Townhouse Gallery to be restored | Joint exhibition of Gurlitt collection delayed | Smithsonian American Art Museum director to step down | Shortlist announced for Art Mill international design competition | William Kentridge makes major donation to EYE | Recommended reading: Zaha Hadid’s legacy and a golden flush at the Guggenheim?

21 Apr 2016

Rubin Museum to honour anniversary of Nepal earthquakes

Plus: Manchester Museum receives £400,000 towards major redevelopment | Canadian Museum of Inuit Art to close | Recommended reading: censorship in Egypt

20 Apr 2016

Recreation of Palmyra’s triumphal arch unveiled in London

Plus: Database reveals 23,000 items missing from French national collections | The Art Newspaper announces change of leadership | Bow Arts Trust receives £600,000 from social investment programme | Miami rejects major Zaha Hadid proposal | Entertainment agency WME | IMG buys stake in Frieze fairs | Mark Bradford to represent US at 2017 Venice Biennale

19 Apr 2016

Guggenheim breaks off negotiations with labour activists

Plus: Roman villa unearthed in Wiltshire garden | Richard Smith (1931–2016) | Recommended reading

18 Apr 2016

Stolen Dutch paintings recovered in Ukraine

Plus: Tate Modern reveals extension plans | A request to rename the Musée du Quai Branly | Belgium scraps anti-trafficking taskforce | Villa Antonori put up for sale | Malick Sidibé (1935/36–2016)

15 Apr 2016

US Senate votes to bar import of Syrian antiquities

Plus: Protests in Iran over mooted privatisation of Tehran Art Museum | Artist arrested in Zimbabwe over play casting light on political scandal | Auction house withdraws Dutch Old Master painting from sale over looting fears | Recommended reading: ‘Border Wall’ competition sparks outrage

14 Apr 2016

Yana Peel announced as new Serpentine director

Plus: FBI offers $25,000 for Springfield Museum’s stolen Warhols | Egyptian authorities move to demolish Townhouse Gallery | Daniel Libeskind reveals plans for Kurdish museum in Irbil | Australia deports Oscar Murillo after artist destroys passport | Two men arrested in connection with murder of Oxford art dealer | Could there be a second ‘lost Caravaggio’ hidden away in France? | and Elmgreen & Dragset appointed curators of 15th Istanbul Biennial

13 Apr 2016

Project launched to save ancient Ethiopian wall paintings

Plus: Saddam Hussein’s villa to open as museum | Images of ‘lost Caravaggio’ revealed | and Theaster Gates awarded Germany’s Kurt Schwitters prize

12 Apr 2016

Smithsonian decision on London outpost imminent

Plus: Singapore’s Pinacothèque de Paris closes doors | Austrian government plans to seize Hitler's birthplace | the weekend’s best news and comment

11 Apr 2016

Shakespeare First Folio discovered on Scottish island

Plus: ‘Panama Papers’ shine light on art world’s offshore dealings | Leopold Museum returns Schiele drawings to descendants of former owner | Ben Rivers wins EYE art & film prize | Recommended reading – Donald Trump’s taste in art and Palmyra after ISIS

8 Apr 2016

Major art award suspended over fears of compromise

Plus: Police recover stolen Munch lithograph | Structural collapse at Cairo's Townhouse gallery | Artist sues Mapplethorpe Foundation and others for $65 million | A poor reception for the new-look Les Halles

7 Apr 2016

‘Rathkeale Rovers’ members jailed

Plus: Edinburgh International Festival and BP to part ways | Swedish court finds Wikimedia in violation of copyright law | Norwegian police arrest two in connection with Munch theft | Leonard A. Lauder awarded inaugural Whitney Collection award | Recommended reading - ‘toxic provenance’

6 Apr 2016

Cornelius Gurlitt’s controversial collection to go on public display

Plus: Rembrandt’s portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet goes on display in Cardiff | Another ‘Rembrandt’ is unveiled in Amsterdam | Jan Fabre resigns as artistic director of Athens and Epidaurus Festival | Has a ‘lost’ Caravaggio painting been discovered in France? | and Klaus Biesenbach awarded Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit

5 Apr 2016

Sekhemka statue granted export licence

Plus: Celebrities petition British Museum to abandon BP partnership | Derain’s Les Voiles Rouges comes up for sale at Sotheby’s New York | Pompidou ‘pop ups’ for Seoul and China | The weekend’s best reviews and comment

4 Apr 2016

Pasolini memorial vandalised in Ostia

Plus: Durham Light Infantry Museum closes doors for the last time | Cheyenne Westphal to leave Sotheby’s | Former Pompidou managing director pleads guilty to misuse of public funds | Panthéon’s dome reopens after renovation | a profile of the BM’s new director, Hartwig Fisher

1 Apr 2016

Architect Zaha Hadid has died at the age of 65

Plus: Taipei triumphs with visitor figures | Further comment on Palmyra | Elisabeth Murdoch launches £100,000 art prize for women | Increased security for Italy’s cultural attractions | and the Getty awards $8.45 million for new edition of Pacific Standard Time

31 Mar 2016

Spencer Tunick invites Hull to strip off

Plus: Thousands of aboriginal artefacts discovered in Sydney | NMM director defends photography collection move | Crystal Bridges announces new exhibition space

30 Mar 2016

Spectacular Veronese drawing at risk of leaving UK

Plus: Palmyra: an update | Van Gogh painting to stay at Yale | Huntington announces $10.3 million expansion plans | Ellsworth Kelly receives Getty medal

29 Mar 2016

Experts assess Palmyra damage

Plus: Iraq launches operation to retake Ninevah Governate | Frick enters next stage of planning for upgrade | and the weekend’s best art comment

28 Mar 2016

Welsh museums hit by strikes over Easter weekend

Plus: Pottery fragment suggests early Christian presence in London | Speculation about Cranach Venus continues | Pompeii’s ‘army of spies’

25 Mar 2016

Syrian government forces advance on Palmyra

Plus: Are attacks on artistic freedom on the rise? | Italy’s culture reforms come under fire from archaeologists | £3.1 million grant for Old Royal Naval College’s Painted Hall | Martin Creed to get first US retrospective

24 Mar 2016