The mysterious affliction usually only assails art buffs in Florence – but with many museums finally set to reopen, will visitors start dropping like flies?
Hanging a plastic skeleton of Napoleon’s favourite horse above his tomb may not be as wildly inappropriate as it seems
The City of London has approved its own plans to demolish eight historic buildings in the Fleet Street conservation area – so what real protection exists for the city’s heritage?
The former imperial capital is due for another reinvention – but in shaking up the urban plan, the Indian government faces accusations that it is merely rebuilding the city in its own image
Are virtual viewings and diminished sales here to stay, or will the city’s galleries and auction houses see high footfall return?
They may have intimidated you in the past – but you’ll have to wise up to the ways of commercial galleries if you want to see any art in the UK this month
The government’s plan for a grand national jolly has been widely lampooned – but perhaps it’s just what we need
MacKenzie Scott has given away billions with no strings attached – and it’s time arts donors followed suit
Too often arts patrons hinder the organisations they set out to help by imposing conditions on their gifts
They’re eager to express their support for social justice – but without listening more attentively, museum directors will never make good on their rhetoric
Laying claim to its archaeological heritage is central to Mexico’s identity as a modern nation
A new series on BBC Radio 3 delves into the notorious life of Benvenuto Cellini – and it’s a binge-worthy Renaissance thriller, Christina Faraday writes
Photographers and film-makers have long added colour to their images – but does the current craze for colourisation create a false impression of olden times?
Remembering Christopher Monkhouse (1947–2021), a renowned curator for whom collecting was a way of life
Christopher Monkhouse transformed the decorative arts holdings at major museums in Providence, Minneapolis and Chicago, and built his own remarkable collections of books and drawings – and friends
Anti-vaxxers have been around for centuries – and artists have always been on hand to debunk their claims
There’s a healthy tradition of art to challenge vaccine sceptics – from satirical cartoons to contemporary sculptures
Former arts minister Ed Vaizey and leading culture writer Charlotte Higgins on whether the government should be doing more for the hard-hit arts sector
Daft Punk weren’t always robots – but it’s how they’ll be remembered
Museums in England will have to wait until May to reopen but shops, gyms and libraries are set to open in April. What’s the logic in that?
Deaccessioning rules for US museums have been relaxed to raise money for collection care – and even the Met may take advantage. It’s a slippery slope, says Thomas P. Campbell
The latest mummy to go through a CT scanner is Seqenenre Tao II – and researchers are now convinced that he died in a grisly execution ceremony
The culture minister should take an interest in museums – but he can’t tell them how to interpret the past
It’s no bad thing for the government to sit down with museum directors, says Charles Saumarez Smith, but imposing its own version of history is another matter