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Fire destroys parts of Wythenshawe Hall

Plus: Trial begins for ‘cols rouges’ accused of theft at Drouot | Hiker discovers ultra rare ‘nostalgic coin’ | Inaugural Lahore Biennale announced | Anita Brookner (1928–2016)

15 Mar 2016

Francis Bacon paintings worth €30 million stolen in Madrid

Plus: Hauser Wirth & Schimmel opens in LA | National Portrait Gallery to show Leon Golub’s political portraits | Ed Vaizey to meet local MPs over Bradford museum debate | and the weekend’s best reviews & comment

14 Mar 2016

BP & Tate to part ways after nearly three decades

Plus: Aegean Airlines will sponsor Documenta 14 | Krist Gruijthuijsen named as director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art | Rubens’ Lot and His Daughters up for auction at Christie’s

11 Mar 2016

Major Fabergé exhibition on hold due to political tensions

Plus: Guy Cogeval to continue at Musée d’Orsay | Eritrean capital seeks UNESCO World Heritage listing | Mayor of Liverpool: funding ‘chasm’ developing between London and the north | Martha Tedeschi appointed director of Harvard Art Museums | Mauritshuis acquires rare Savery still life

10 Mar 2016

Cambridge college considers repatriating its Benin Bronze

Plus: UK Culture Secretary will not intervene with Royal Photographic Society collection | Shots fired at Berlin LGBT museum | and three men jailed in connection with former art thief’s murder

9 Mar 2016

Ambassador proposes to ‘share’ ancient statue between UK and Egypt

Plus: Octogenarian arrested over works stolen from churches | London council allegedly ‘threatened’ over Garden Bridge | Institute for Artists’ Estates to launch this week | Ros Kerslake OBE appointed chief executive at Heritage Lottery Fund

8 Mar 2016

Garden Bridge faces last-ditch challenge

Plus: British Museum tops list of UK visitor destinations | Public figures petition to keep Royal Photographic Society archive in Bradford | Hepworth Wakefield receives major bequest | Mugrabi settles Basquiat dispute with Christie’s | and the weekend’s best comment & reviews rounded up

7 Mar 2016

Phyllida Barlow to represent UK at Venice Biennale

Plus: Move to London confirmed for Royal Photographic Society collection | Kunsthaus Zurich expansion sparks protest from Orthodox Jewish groups | Kensington buildings to become new art space | And has Banksy finally been unmasked?

4 Mar 2016

Monika Grütters confirms continued funding for Gurlitt research

Plus: Cranach’s Venus seized by authorities | Trouble brews at the Musée d’Orsay | Researcher claims to have found the only photograph of Van Gogh as an adult

3 Mar 2016

What has become of the Fitzwilliam’s stolen treasures?

Plus: Geneva’s public reject plans for museum renovations by Jean Nouvel | Christie’s sues Jose Mugrabi over Basquiat painting | ‘Day of reckoning’ for Bradford NMM’s photographic treasures

2 Mar 2016
Rijksmuseum director Wim Pijbes has announced that he will step down in August.

Rijksmuseum director will step down in August

Fourteen Men Convicted for Planned Museum Thefts | First Cultural Destruction Trial Opens in the Hague | Bonhams Fires Asian Deputy Chairman | Rare Watercolour at Risk of being Exported

1 Mar 2016

Another major departure from Sotheby’s

Rauschenberg Foundation Eases Copyright Restrictions | The Met Settles Ambiguity over its ‘Recommended Donation’ | Richard Prince Moves to Dismiss Lawsuit | The Weekend’s Best Comment & Reviews

29 Feb 2016

US to return statue stolen from Mussolini’s villa

Export Bar for Giacometti's Femme | Royal Collection Trust Refuses Art UK Permission to Display Works | Settlement Reached over Looted Pissarro | Philadelphia Museum of Art Receives Historic Bequest

26 Feb 2016

What would ‘Brexit’ mean for UK museums?

Eighth century Islamic Tombs Discovered in Nȋmes | Artists ‘Steal’ Bust of Nefertiti | FIAC Satellite Postponed | Winners Named for Anderson Ranch Awards

25 Feb 2016

Art UK launches in London

BADA to Spearhead Campaign against Quarterly Tax Returns | Fondazione Cini Unveils Fastest Scanner to Date | Serpentine Reveals Designs for 2016 Pavilion & Summer Houses | Uli Sigg on Uli Sigg | Thomas Schütte to Open Museum | Harmony Korine Attacks the Canvas | Art Thief Returns Stolen Painting

24 Feb 2016

China tries to ban to ‘weird’ buildings

Plans Approved for Oslo’s New Munch Museum | Ethiopian Dam Could Threaten Monuments of the Nile | Hundreds Petition to Save Sunderland Museum | Moroccan Cultural Centre to Open in Paris

23 Feb 2016

Tate announces major Hockney retrospective

Cass Sells London HQ | Will Jesus College Repatriate its Bronze Cockerel? | Philipp Rühr & Henning Fehr Win BMW Art Journey Award | The Weekend’s Best Comment and Reviews

22 Feb 2016

Melbourne Art Fair cancelled

Ken Griffin Buys Abstract Expressionist Works for a Reported $500 million | Cape Town Students Set Paintings Alight in Protest | Gavin Turk on Manzoni

19 Feb 2016

Museum of Fascism planned for Mussolini’s birthplace

Dennis Morris Accuses Elizabeth Peyton of Copyright Infringement | Recommended Reading: Robert Hewison on the UK Government’s Culture White Paper | Rumours of Cairo’s Townhouse Gallery Reopening Scotched | Richard Wilson to Curate RA Summer Exhibition

18 Feb 2016

Russian dissident disqualified from top art prize

Putin Furious Over the State of Russian Heritage Attractions | Italy Sets up UNESCO Taskforce to Preserve Cultural Heritage | Bruce Boucher Named as New Soane's Museum Director | Man Accused of Complicity in Knoedler Forgeries Can be Extradited to US | ‘Is Kanye West Hip-Hop’s Greatest Cubist?’

17 Feb 2016

Regional museums: Melvyn Bragg weighs in on the debate

Paris Fairs Curb American Ambitions | National Museum of Scotland Announces 10 New Galleries | Van Gogh’s Mental State ‘Revealed’ | Nairn’s London at 50

16 Feb 2016

Prado cancels loan of two Bosch works

Belgium’s Museums in Crisis | 92 Skeletons Discovered Under Aberdeen Museum | Paris's Pinacothèque Closes | Melanie Clore to Leave Sotheby’s | The Weekend’s Best Comment & Reviews

15 Feb 2016

Shake-up at French culture ministry

The Independent to Cease Print Edition | 'Paddington Pole' May be Halved in Height | Recommended Reading: Hermann Göring’s Inventaire des Peintures | Jorvik Museum In Need of £2 million to Reopen | Marc Quinn and White Cube Part Ways | Facebook Censors Evelyne Axell Painting

12 Feb 2016

Boris Johnson under fire over Norton Folgate decision

Bjarke Ingels to Design Serpentine Pavilion | Appointment of new Culture Minister Divides Croatia | Huge Roman Arcade to Go on Show in Colchester

11 Feb 2016