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

Ed Vaizey unveils new vision for UK culture

Plus: Max Hollein appointed director of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco | Major redevelopment for St Peter’s Seminary | Stolen artefacts returned to Italy | Export bar for Robert the Bruce’s seal | UK museums acquire important video art

23 Mar 2016

Cuban street artist back in police custody

Plus: Brussels museums shut down following terrorist attacks | Secrets of the Herculaneum scrolls revealed | and Sex Pistols graffiti recommended for listed status

22 Mar 2016

Can Moscow’s Shukhov Tower be saved?

Plus: Shortlist for Hepworth Sculpture Prize announced | Sean Scully wins International Artist of the Year award | Nina Zimmer named director of Kunstmuseum Bern & Zentrum Paul Klee | The weekend’s best reviews & comment

21 Mar 2016

Gormley hits back at Brexit campaigners

Plus: Possible reprieve for threatened Lancashire museums | Mellon Foundation sets National Gallery of Art a $30 million challenge | Date announced for the Design Museum’s move

18 Mar 2016

Could the mystery of Nefertiti’s tomb soon be solved?

Plus: UK museum sector takes stock of the Budget 2016 | Federal agents seize sculptures destined for Asia Week New York | and ‘Soviet Versailles’ to be restored despite accusations of historical revisionism

17 Mar 2016

Suspects arrested in connection with Verona theft

Plus: Russian deputy culture minister detained on embezzlement charges | Europe’s seven most endangered heritage sites named | Ruins of 16th-century castle discovered in Lille | Export controversy over Joan of Arc’s ring | New guidelines issued to UK museums for VAT refunds

16 Mar 2016

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