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
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?
The status of performance may be on the up, but its place in the art market is still precarious
For all the limitations of translation, it’s good to see artists and museums trying to cross language barriers
Recent layoffs by Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst suggest factory-style set-ups may be a thing of the past
In their missions to stay modern, institutions are sometimes right to reevaluate their holdings
Remembering an artist who was so far ahead of her time that her work is still full of revelations
The late couturier, photographer, art collector and ‘showman’ was a master of harnessing the power of the image
Federal museums were closed for more than a month during the recent shutdown. What can they do to protect themselves in the future?
The rare Yoruba artefact would mean more in a new museum in Lagos than it does in storage at the British Museum
It’s not just the Old Masters that get spots – small bumps have started to erupt on modern paintings
The Egyptian pyramids were originally covered in smooth white limestone – as a casing stone now in Scotland shows
The Great Pompeii Project’s restoration of the site has led to a stream of exciting discoveries
Are volunteer board members a useful source of good will and money, or do they tie museums to the whims of the wealthy?
The recent discovery of a temple of the Aztec ‘Flayed Lord’ has revived myths about human sacrifice