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Marta Gili, director of the Jeu de Paume.

Jeu de Paume director Marta Gili to step down

Plus: UK high court rules that Giotto painting left Italy unlawfully | and Powerhouse Museum director resigns amid fundraising row

26 Jul 2018
The Design Museum in Kensington, London.

Design Museum criticised for hosting event linked to arms industry

Plus: BRIC appoints Kristina Newman-Scott as president | and Warhol Foundation urges University of Kansas to reinstate artwork

25 Jul 2018
Relief of a Persian soldier (5th century B.C), Photo: © Office of the New York district attorney

US judge orders return of Persian bas-relief to Iran

Plus: Cleveland Museum of Art establishes conservation centre for Chinese paintings | and record six-month sales period for Christie’s

24 Jul 2018

Exhibitors criticise management of Bahrain’s flagship art fair

Plus: Nan Goldin continues opioid protests | New York dealer finds ‘lost de Koonings’ in storage locker | and recommended reading

23 Jul 2018

Walker Art Center forms Indigenous Public Art Selection Committee

Plus: Anne Olivier Bell (1916–2018) and recommended reading

20 Jul 2018
Tate St Ives exterior visualisation. © Jamie Fobert Architects

Tate St Ives among finalists for Stirling Prize 2018

Plus: Regiment museum in Stirling awarded £1m lottery funding | Ancient skulls stolen from church display in Kent | and winners of Write on Art prize announced

19 Jul 2018
Waverley Gate, the site of Creative Scotland’s Edinburgh headquarters.

Janet Archer resigns as chief executive of Creative Scotland

Plus: Robert Leckie is appointed director of Spike Island | Oxford’s Story Museum receives £1m funding boost | and Inaugural European ArtEast Foundation grants announced

18 Jul 2018

Indian government forms expert panel to address Taj Mahal pollution

Plus: Eric Shiner joins White Cube in New York | Tel Aviv gallery criticised for showing Arab artists without permission | Affordable housing scheme for artists approved in East London | and New York public libraries launch free museum access scheme

17 Jul 2018
National Gallery, London, wikimedia commons

Art educators bring claim for unfair dismissal against National Gallery

Plus: Pussy Riot invade pitch after World Cup final | Site Gallery appoints Sharna Jackson new artistic director | National Railway Museum cancels design contest for redevelopment | and recommended reading

16 Jul 2018
View of Singapore skyline.

MCH Group is launching a new fair in Singapore

Plus: FBI recovers Robert Motherwell painting stolen 40 years ago | Michael Gitlitz appointed executive director of Katonah Museum of Art | and recommended reading

13 Jul 2018
An image from The Gospels of Henry the Lion, one of the most famous items of the Guelph Treasure

Guelph Treasure case to be heard by a US federal court

Plus: Kathy Noble joins Performa as a curator | Hauser & Wirth hires Christie’s veteran Liberté Nuti | Winners of Dulwich Pavilion 2019 contest announced | and Jacqui Hallum wins the John Moores Painting Prize 2018

12 Jul 2018

Glasgow School of Art to be rebuilt

Plus: Praemium Imperiale art prizes announced | and fire breaks out at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York

11 Jul 2018
Jeremy Wright arriving at number 10 Downing Street before accepting the position of Culture Secretary on 9 July 2018.

Jeremy Wright appointed UK culture secretary

Plus: Daniel Birnbaum leaves Moderna Museet to head VR production company | US Appeals Court rules mostly against artists’ right to resale royalties | and Cheim & Read’s Adam Sheffer to join Pace Gallery

10 Jul 2018

Gainsborough’s House museum awarded £4.5m lottery grant

Plus: Curator sues MoMA PS1 for rescinding employment offer after discovering she had a baby | Blue plaque honouring Bauhaus figures unveiled at London’s Isokon building | and recommended reading

9 Jul 2018
Tate St Ives exterior visualisation. © Jamie Fobert Architects

Tate St Ives named Art Fund Museum of the Year

Plus: Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts will remain closed over summer | National Gallery buys Artemisia Gentileschi self-portrait | and Met museum announces record visitor figures

6 Jul 2018
The École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Jean-Marc Bustamante to leave École des Beaux-Arts in Paris

Plus: UK and France sign memorandum of understanding over Bayeux Tapestry | Otto Naumann to join Sotheby’s | Art Institute of Colorado to close | and Alireza Taghaboni wins RA’s inaugural Dorfman Award

5 Jul 2018
The Dresden Mars (before 1587), Giambologna.

German government steps in to buy Giambologna sculpture

Plus: LACMA pushes to meet $600m fundraising target

4 Jul 2018
Montagne Sainte-Victoire (detail; 1897) Paul Cézanne.

Cézanne family and Bern museum reach agreement over Gurlitt painting

Plus: Report recommends removing statue of Jefferson Davis in Richmond | and Myrna Ayad steps down as director of Art Dubai

3 Jul 2018
The Philadelphia History Museum

Philadelphia History Museum to close indefinitely

Plus: TEFAF brings management of its New York fairs in-house | RIBA sends ‘cease and desist’ letter to presidential candidate | Christy MacLear leaves Sotheby’s Advisory Art Agency, Partners | and Art for Justice Fund gives out nearly $10m in grants

2 Jul 2018
Emmanuel Macron.

Macron to reassess artist residency programmes

Plus: Cheim & Read to close Chelsea gallery | and Cheech Marin’s Chicano art museum receives $9.7m grant

29 Jun 2018
The Glasgow School of Art on 22nd June, photo: © Robert Perry/Getty Images

Parts of the Glasgow School of Art to be dismantled as a ‘matter of urgency’

Plus: British Museum defends decision to accept collection of ivories | Van Shields to retire as director of Berkshire Museum | Germany increases culture budget to €1.8bn | and Salvator Mundi to go on display at Louvre Abu Dhabi

28 Jun 2018
Rendering of the expanded Frick Collection from 70th Street.

Frick Collection’s expansion plans approved

Plus: Berlin’s Bode Museum returns sculpture looted by Nazis | Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art to reopen in January | Laurent Dumas named president of Palais de Tokyo | and Mary S. Byrd Gallery receives Ellsworth Kelly Award

27 Jun 2018
Rendering of the expanded Frick Collection from 70th Street.

Conservation groups protest against the Frick’s expansion plans

Plus: Berkshire Museum to sell nine more works from its collection | Albright-Knox Museum reveals details of planned expansion | and Jessica Porter named director of ArtTable

26 Jun 2018
David Goldblatt (1930–2018), photo: courtesy Mikhael Subotzky

David Goldblatt (1930–2018)

Plus: Chagall painting back on view at National Gallery of Canada | Gallery owner arrested following OxyContin protest | and Tania Coen-Uzzielli appointed director of Tel Aviv Museum of Art

25 Jun 2018