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Linda Nochlin (1931–2017)

Plus: British Museum ends co-operation deal with stalled Abu Dhabi museum | Art industry figures sign open letter denouncing sexual harassment | V&A acquires Wilton’s Music Hall archive | Five UK cities bid for European Capital of Culture title | and recommended reading

30 Oct 2017

Historic England publishes 2017 list of at-risk sites

Plus: Hidden portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots portrait is found | Berkshire Museum members file second suit over deaccession sale | Mellon Foundation grants $3.5m to Seattle Art Museum for Asian art conservation centre | and activists target Roosevelt statue outside American Museum of Natural History

27 Oct 2017

Israel Museum names Ido Bruno as new director

Plus: 2017 Sobey Art Award goes to Ursula Johnson | Knight Landesman resigns from Artforum following sexual harassment suit | David Velasco will succeed Michelle Kuo as Artforum editor | and sixth Nazi-looted artwork is identified in Gurlitt collection

26 Oct 2017

Jan Willem Sieburgh is named interim business director at Stedelijk

Plus: Queens University of Charlotte receives $10m for arts building renovation | Mugrabi collection artworks will be released from storage by court order | Reports emerge of sexual misconduct by Artforum publisher Knight Landesman | and German museums return human remains to Australia and Hawaii

25 Oct 2017
Sir David Adjaye's winning design for the National Holocaust Memorial, at Victoria Tower Gardens in London

David Adjaye will design the UK Holocaust memorial

Plus: Creative Time’s Nato Thompson departs for new Philadelphia institution | Wesleyan University launches residency for hurricane-affected artists | Researchers uncover new source for medieval and Renaissance alabaster statues | and recommended reading

24 Oct 2017
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Rockwell family sues Berkshire Museum over deaccession plans

Plus: Agnieszka Polska wins Germany’s National Gallery Prize | Fundació Joan Miró closes exhibition rooms due to strike action | Ancient Greek vases exhibited at Frieze Masters come under scrutiny | and recommended reading

23 Oct 2017
The Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence

Tourist killed by falling masonry in Basilica di Santa Croce

Plus: Victory for Matisse family in long-running court battle | Lebanese police seize painting thought to be a stolen Dalí work | Deborah de Robertis acquitted of sexual exhibitionism charges | and recommended reading

20 Oct 2017
Ai Weiwei shows the world his passport via Instagram.

Ai Weiwei prevented from boarding flight to Brazil

Plus: Omer Fast responds to critics of his New York show | Pyotr Pavlensky goes on hunger strike following incarceration | and Fernando Mignoni to open gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

19 Oct 2017
Firefighters gather near the damaged Sant'Agostino church in the central Italian village of Amatrice on 26 August, 2016, three days after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region. ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images

World Monuments Fund announces 2018 watch list

Plus: Berkshire Museum criticised by Rockwell family over deaccession plans | Warhol and Rauschenberg foundations team up with Lin-Manuel Miranda to aid Puerto Rico relief efforts | and charity auction for Grenfell Tower survivors raises £1.9m

18 Oct 2017
Beatrix Ruf

Beatrix Ruf to leave the Stedelijk Museum

Plus: Pyotr Pavlensky arrested after setting fire to the Banque de France | Omer Fast exhibition picketed by anti-racist activists | Museum dedicated to Einstein to open in Jerusalem | and Vincent Honoré and Cliff Lauson appointed senior curators at the Hayward Gallery

17 Oct 2017
Audrey Azoulay in 2016. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Audrey Azoulay elected director general of UNESCO

Plus: Controversial sculpture rejected by Louvre finds home at Centre Pompidou | German cultural figures protest appointment of right wing parliament representative | Arabic script discovered on Viking funeral costumes | and recommended reading

16 Oct 2017

Met president condemns US withdrawal from UNESCO

Plus: Eli Broad retires | Kader Attia to receive 2017 Joan Miró prize | Alyson Baker steps down as director of Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | and recommended reading

13 Oct 2017
A picture taken on 12 October, 2017 shows the logo of the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The United States and Israel have both announced their intention to withdraw from the organisation. JACQUES DEMARTHON/AFP/Getty Images

US and Israel withdraw from UNESCO

Plus: MFA Boston receives major gift of Dutch and Flemish art | Alistair Hudson appointed head of Manchester Art Gallery and Whitworth | Tobias Meyer to advise on Newhouse Collection | and three artists awarded MacArthur ‘genius’ grants

12 Oct 2017
Salvator Mundi (detail) (c.1500), Leonardo Da Vinci.

Christie’s to auction Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi

Plus: Fires in northern California force closure of arts institutions | Controversy over heritage funding in France | Rem Koolhaas to design New Museum expansion | and Dr Tarnya Cooper joins National Trust as curatorial and collections director

11 Oct 2017
The Museum of London, where a new concert hall is to be developed.

Architect selected for London’s new concert hall

Plus: Art world mourns Holly Block | UCCA sold to Chinese investors | Münster locals begin fundraising to keep Nicole Eisenman sculpture | and shortlist announced for Griffin Prize

10 Oct 2017
South Kensington's Exhibition Road

Tristram Hunt calls for Exhibition Road to be pedestrianised

Plus: Imperial War Museum expresses concerns over Holocaust memorial | Munich’s Haus der Kunst appoints executive to deal with its finances | Marina Abramovic cancels plans for performance art institute | and recommended reading

9 Oct 2017
Jorrit A. M. Britschgi

The Rubin Museum appoints Jorrit Britschgi as its new director

Plus: Moray Council proposes to sell items from museum collections | Hitler painting attacked by visitor with screwdriver | Former employee files ‘whistleblower’ lawsuit against Grand Rapids Art Museum | Marrakesh Biennale cancelled | and recommended reading

6 Oct 2017
Gilbert and George. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Gilbert and George announce details of planned foundation

Plus: David Geffen pledges $150m to LACMA building project | Frieze announces stand prize winner and Tate acquisitions | and conservative activists protest nude performance at São Paulo’s MAM

5 Oct 2017
The Lincoln Center, New York City

Lincoln Center puts $500m concert hall renovation on ice

Plus: Participating artists announced for 2018 Liverpool Biennial | National Museum of Scotland receives £1m grant for refurbishment plans | and David Shrigley to guest direct 2018 Brighton Festival

4 Oct 2017
An artist's impression of Sutton Hoo's planned viewing platform

National Trust receives £1.8m for Sutton Hoo transformation

Plus: Renoir painting stolen from auction house | Gurr Johns acquires Dreweatts and Bloomsbury | and Ford Foundation awards fellowships worth $1.5m to artists driving social change

3 Oct 2017
Julia Gonnella

Julia Gonnella appointed new director of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha

Plus: Deborah de Robertis to be prosecuted for ‘flashing’ Mona Lisa | The Jewish Museum in New York increases security after ISIS threat | Susanne Pfeffer named director of Frankfurt’s Museum für Moderne Kunst | Sexually explicit sculpture pulled from FIAC | and recommended reading

2 Oct 2017

Neave Brown awarded 2018 Royal Gold Medal for architecture

Plus: Police end occupation of the Volksbühne theatre in Berlin | MCA Chicago and Nasher Museum split Sotheby’s Prize | Three centuries of watercolours to be digitised | Lis Rhodes awarded Freelands Prize | Thomas Dane Gallery to open Naples space | and recommended reading

29 Sep 2017
Exterior vew from 125th Street Plaza. Courtesy Adjaye Associates and Studio Museum, Harlem

Designs revealed for Studio Museum redevelopment

Plus: Thomas Sokolowski named director of Zimmerli Art Museum | Gus Casely-Hayford named director of the National Museum of African Art | Pompeii to build contemporary art collection | and Kathy Halbreich named executive director of Rauschenberg Foundation

28 Sep 2017
The Imperial Ancestral Temple, or Taimiao in Beijing, one of the venues for the controversial 'Deutschland 8: German Art in China' exhibition

German artists protest arms manufacturer’s sponsorship of exhibition in China

Plus: Manhattan District Attorney states that antiquity seized in New York should be returned to Lebanon | Horniman Museum launches crowdfunding campaign to support major renovation | Thessaloniki biennale to go ahead despite budget cuts | and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise to host fundraiser for Puerto Rico

27 Sep 2017