Why is Historic England supporting a developer’s plans when there’s a better proposal waiting in the wings?
Thawing permafrost means the near-perfect preservation of ancient material in the Arctic will soon be a thing of the past
The building that once played host to the Turner Prize now stands empty. Where does this news leave Derry?
As wealthy donors and corporate sponsors come under increased scrutiny, Maxwell L. Anderson and David Fleming address the future of museum funding
‘The elephant in this gallery is the cultural property seized by British troops in the 19th century’
An exhibition about cultural destruction in modern conflicts can’t help but remind us of earlier wars
In 2015, Dario Franceschini’s modernising project heralded a newly international outlook for the Italian museum system. Is it sustainable?
As Pompeii yields up ever more discoveries about the Roman world, we should not forget that the site still holds clues to the behaviour of volcanoes
The newly restored painting at Apsley House was probably executed by an artist on the margins of the master’s workshop
A tribute to the great painter of London’s urban landscapes, who has died at the age of 92
Stephen Patience and Kate Bryan wonder if famous faces can make art more accessible – or do they just get in the way?
In the last decade local authority funding for museums has declined rapidly – but are some reasons for optimism emerging?
Paul Binski and Douglas Murphy weigh in on the debate over how Paris’s great cathedral should be rebuilt post-fire
Paganism and Christianity are intertwined in the hoard of rare artefacts found in a princely burial site in Essex
When a million Uyghur Muslims in China are being held in detention, the demolition of mosques comes as no surprise
The Iranian artist’s distinctive mirror and glass sculptures were inspired by the architecture of her native country
From political billboards to karaoke-fuelled performance art, Brexit is a looming presence in the city
Headlines attacking UK universities for spending money on art are deeply misguided
The Art Fund is disbanding its volunteer network – is the culture sector becoming too professional?
Over the centuries Notre-Dame de Paris has become much more than a place of worship – it is a symbol of a nation
The status of performance may be on the up, but its place in the art market is still precarious
The status of the Byzantine church turned mosque turned museum shows no sign of being settled – but perhaps it shouldn’t be