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Ronald Lauder at the Kunsthaus Zurich in 2016, MICHAEL BUHOLZER/AFP/Getty Images

Ronald Lauder criticises Germany’s restitution efforts

Plus: Met appoints Huma Bhabha for its summer roof-garden commission | LACMA’s Japanese art pavilion closes for two-year renovation | Yellowstone Art Museum names Brian W. Knicely executive director | and recommended reading

2 Feb 2018
National Gallery mosaic, National Portrait Gallery, NPG, entrance of National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery appoints Jamie Fobert for £35.5m refurbishment

Plus: Manchester Art Gallery takes down Waterhouse painting | Art world figures sign open letter in support of Laura Raicovich | and Iran court sentences art dealer to 27 years in prison

1 Feb 2018

Serpentine Pavilion to launch in Beijing

Plus: Ancient Syrian temple damaged by air strikes | Minnesota Museum of American Art commences major expansion project | and Lacma’s expansion plans approved by LA council

31 Jan 2018
Eva González-Sancho and Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, who will curate the first edition of the Oslo Biennial, set to launch in 2019.

Oslo to launch new art biennial in 2019

Plus: Queens Museum director Laura Raicovich resigns | Ghent museum closes Russian art exhibition | and UK government places export bar on Turner painting

30 Jan 2018

Art Jameel centre for contemporary art to launch in Saudi Arabia

Plus: Pace to open new space in Geneva | Robert Pincus-Witten (1935–2018) | Digital art museum to open in Tokyo | and recommended reading

29 Jan 2018

African American history museum wins top Design Museum prize

Plus: João Ribas appointed director of Portugal’s Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art | Trump offered functioning gold toilet instead of Van Gogh painting | Museum devoted to disputed islands opens in Tokyo | and recommended reading

26 Jan 2018

Delaware Art Museum to receive $15 million gift

Plus: Maggie Appleton elected new president of Museums Association | Christo sculpture set for installation in Hyde Park | Prospect New Orleans names Nick Stillman executive director | and Dutch Museum removes bust copy of its founder

25 Jan 2018
South Korea's former minister of culture Cho Yoon-Sun, in 2016.

South Korea’s ex-culture minister jailed over artist blacklist

Plus: Simon Baker appointed director of the Maison Européene de la Photographie | LACMA plans to open satellites in South LA | Westminster rejects revised plans for Margaret Thatcher statue | and Brian O’Doherty to receive Freedom of Roscommon

24 Jan 2018

French cultural figures condemn Jeff Koons’ planned Paris memorial

Plus: Berlin museums return eleven works to Jewish collector’s heirs | William B. Jordan (1940–2018) | Zuza Golińska wins inaugural ArtePrize 2017 | and Jakarta maritime museum reopens

23 Jan 2018
Jack Whitten photographed in his studio in 2015.

Jack Whitten (1939–2018)

Plus: Stedelijk Museum cancels Ettore Sottsass exhibition | Sotheby’s to auction Titian painting sold to Charles I’s plumber | TEFAF cancels annual art-market report | and recommended reading

22 Jan 2018
Ed Moses in Los Angeles in 2014, Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Art of Elysium

Ed Moses (1926–2018)

Plus: Report recommends transforming Toronto’s Old City Hall into museum | Frank Lloyd Wright building destroyed in Montana | Hamburg museum pulls Bruce Weber retrospective | Dennis Oppenheim sculpture destroyed in Busan | and recommended reading

19 Jan 2018
Jude Kelly, artistic director of the Southbank Centre and founder of Women of the World Festival (WOW), at the US launch of WOW on 19 March 2015 in Washington, DC.

Southbank Centre’s artistic director Jude Kelly to step down

Plus: Claire and James Hyman gift 125 photographs to Yale Center for British Art |  Anish Kapoor donates $1m prize money to refugee charities | Anderson Ranch Arts Center director steps down | and Jonny Yarker becomes named partner of Lowell Libson gallery

18 Jan 2018
A detail from the Bayeux Tapestry depicting the death of King Harold

Historic loan could allow Bayeux Tapestry to travel to UK

Plus: Leeds to host ‘Year of Culture’ celebrations despite exclusion from European programme | Aquitaine town demands restitution of bust from the Met | and Joseph Seipel named interim director of Richmond’s Institute for Contemporary Art

17 Jan 2018
Indonesian firefighters working to extinguish a fire inside the 17th-century Dutch colonial building maritime museum in Jakarta on 16 January 2018.

Fire breaks out at maritime museum in Jakarta

Plus: Two new drawings confirmed as by Van Gogh | Markus Lüpertz sculpture stolen from Düsseldorf foundry | and Simon de Pury wins suit for $10m Gaugin painting commission

16 Jan 2018
Anthony d’Offay in front of ‘untitled: upturnedhouse 2’ (2012) by Phyllida Barlow, at Tate Modern, London on 14 January 2016. Photo: NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images

Anthony d’Offay accused of sexual harassment

Plus: Historic Environment Scotland issues climate-change risk warning for numerous sites | New York releases report on future of city’s monuments | Open letter questions works on loan to Ghent’s Museum of Fine Arts | and Isabella Stewart Gardner museum extends $10m reward for stolen art

15 Jan 2018
Institute of Contemporary Art, Richmond

Director of Institute of Contemporary Art, Richmond, steps down

Plus: Rhizome awarded $1m grant by Mellon Foundation | Michael Ellis appointed UK culture minister | Justin Maciejewski appointed director general of National Army Museum | and recommended reading

12 Jan 2018

Neave Brown (1929–2018)

Plus: Letter raises concern over future of John Clare archive | ‘Modigliani’ paintings seized in Genoa are declared fakes | Philadelphia Museum of Art gets 24 new works from Souls Grown Deep Foundation | and David Zwirner plans new $50m Renzo Piano-designed space in New York

11 Jan 2018

Emmanuel Macron formalises Shanghai Pompidou Centre project

Plus: La Salle University's president defends decision to deaccession | MoMA receives major gift of Latin American art | Taft Museum of Art receives $5m gift | Scottish museums receive £700,000 in development funding | and Stephen Reily appointed director of Louisville’s Speed Art Museum

10 Jan 2018
New UK Culture, Media and Sports Secretary Matt Hancock arriving at 10 Downing Street on 9 January 2018. Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images

Matt Hancock is appointed UK culture secretary

Plus: Kynaston McShine (1935-2018) | Morgan Library & Museum receives $5m conservation and restoration grant | Belfast MAC receives £275,000 in emergency public funding | and US court orders release of Sotheby’s documents in Rybolovlev lawsuit

9 Jan 2018
C.R.W Nevinson's Battlefields of Britain, part of the Government Art collection, on display at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, in 2012.

Government Art Collection criticised for gender bias

Plus: Kurt Schwitters’s Merz Barn may leave present site | DCMS places export bar on Guardi Venice scene | Bruce Halle (1930-2018) | and recommended reading

8 Jan 2018
Park Hill, Sheffield

Arup to create arts venue at Sheffield’s Park Hill estate

Plus: King Abdulaziz Center World Culture moves closer to full opening | Hartwig Fischer makes first visit to Iran | Manhattan Children’s Museum completes purchase of prospective new venue | and recommended reading

5 Jan 2018
An object from the Al Thani collection on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2014. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Indian jewels stolen from exhibition at Venice’s Palazzo Ducale

Plus: Met museum will charge admission for out-of-state visitors | Thomas Roma is accused of sexual misconduct | Massachusetts AGO’s Berkshire Museum inquiry will be done by end of January | UCLA art department appoints Andrea Fraser as chair | and National Museums Liverpool director retires

4 Jan 2018
BFI Southbank. Image: Wikimedia Commons

BFI abandons plans for £130m film and television centre

Plus: Betty Woodman (1930–2018) | La Salle University plans to sell works from its art collection | Lahore Biennale confirms March opening date | Museums Association calls for ivory ban exemption for UK museums | Thorsten Sadowsky is appointed director of Salzburg’s Museum der Moderne

3 Jan 2018
Richard Long

Richard Long knighted in New Year’s Honours

Plus: Investigators recover stolen Hans Hofmann works | British Museum acquires Joseph Anton Koch drawing | Susan Moldenhauer retires as director of University of Wyoming Art Museum | and recommended reading

2 Jan 2018