Radical Islamist sentenced to nine years in jail for Timbuktu cultural destruction

Plus: Wim Pijbes quits as director of Voorlinden Museum | Barcelona councillors call for toppling of ‘colonialist’ Columbus statue | Cologne to return work bought by Hildebrand Gurlitt in 1939 | and Pierre Huyghe wins Nasher Prize

27 Sep 2016

Jacob Jordaens painting discovered at Swansea Museum

Plus : Antiques dealers arrested as ivory seized in New York | Jock Sturges’ Moscow exhibition closes after ‘child pornography’ protests | Civil Rights Museum turns down visit from Trump visit | and recommended reading

26 Sep 2016

Buffalo museum raises $103 million for extension in record time

Plus: Artist calls for boycott of show at St Louis Contemporary Art Museum | David Attenborough unveils portrait in Leicester’s New Walk Museum | and recommended reading

23 Sep 2016

Ulay claims victory in court case against Marina Abramovic

Plus: Future of Jonas Dahlberg’s Utøya massacre memorial in doubt | Sadiq Khan orders review into Garden Bridge procurement | Fire ravages Stockholm's Royal Institute of Art | and artists among recipients of MacArthur Foundation’s ‘Genius’ grant

22 Sep 2016

François Hollande announces creation of global fund for protection of cultural heritage

Plus: Tate acquires Joan Carlile portrait | Todd Palmer appointed executive director of Chicago Architecture Biennale | Gallery of Everything opens with Jarvis Cocker show in London

21 Sep 2016
Study of a Kneeling Man (c.1529), Titian.

Export bar for £4.4 million Titian drawing

Plus: Manuel Rabaté named director of Louvre Abu Dhabi | New impetus for Frank Gehry designed Eisenhower memorial | Neolithic statuette discovered in Turkey | and Roger Hiorns wins 2016 Faena Prize

20 Sep 2016

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

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

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 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 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