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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 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

British Museum in talks with indigenous leaders over sacred bark objects

Tibetan Artwork Covered Up at Dhaka Art Summit | Marta Kuzma Named Dean of Yale School of Art | Judge Suspends Knoedler Trial

10 Feb 2016

Can Yemen’s unparalleled collection of manuscripts be saved?

RIBA President Calls for Halt to Garden Bridge Project | Turin Egyptian Museum Dedicates Gallery to Murdered Student | Januszczak: BBC ‘Makes Art Feel Like Homework’ | Malware 'Museum' makes for Surprise Blockbuster

9 Feb 2016

Impending closure for many UK regional museums

MPs Protest V&A Move for NMM Photography Collection | Knoedler Trial: Ann Freedman Settles with De Soles | Collection of over 500 Artefacts Repatriated to Ecuador | This weekend’s best art comment

8 Feb 2016

A ‘dull period’ for British architecture?

National Media Museum Axes Film Festival | Yemen: Reasons for the West’s ‘Relative Indifference’ over Cultural Destruction | Export Bar for T.E. Lawrence’s Robes and Dagger | Getty Museum Acquires Rare Manuscript | Chipperfield Hired to Create New Cultural Complex in Berlin

5 Feb 2016

National museum in Yemen hit by shellfire

Wentworth Woodhouse Sold to Conservation Group for £7 million | Italy to Create 10 New Museums | Art Dealer Eric Spoutz Arrested in Connection with Fakes | The Fitzwilliam at 200 | Britain’s Worst Public Art

4 Feb 2016