New research methods will help distinguish Robert Burns’ texts from forgeries – but will it change how we read him?
A table owned by the author has been export stopped in the UK – a situation that Dickens himself would have relished
The List, which documents the thousands of people who have died trying to reach Europe, was torn down from hoardings in Liverpool
The National Gallery’s acquisition of a work by the painter is welcome – not least because baroque women artists were long neglected
How the city’s long-term residents are fostering a thriving arts scene
Museums across the UK are able to borrow from the national collections, but they need external support to do so
The proliferation of biennials and art fairs has brought with it the rise of a jet-set elite. Do such events encourage meaningful engagement?
A revolution in chemical-imaging techniques is bringing us closer to the original visions of artists such as Van Gogh
In the run-up to the 500th anniversary of the artist’s birth, getting other museums to lend you their Leonardo is no mean feat
While recent reports suggest Caravaggio’s stolen Nativity may be intact in Switzerland, it’s worth treading carefully
In the debate surrounding the Maqdala artefacts, the significance of the individual objects is often ignored
Recent thefts from museums in England and France lay bare the thinking behind such crimes
A tribute to the American artist Robert Indiana, who has died at the age of 89
The Irish government has announced a grand investment package for the country’s culture sector. But is it too little, too late?
Victoria Dailey and Giovanni Aloi consider if there is any place for live animals in modern museums
The joy of the Wallace Collection is that there’s always more to learn about its holdings – but its new exhibition space is welcome
Why we need agile cultural leadership to meet the challenges of a volatile world
From simulants to synthetics, artificial gemstones have come a long way over the centuries
Growing disparity among dealers and gallerists is an unhealthy trend for the market as a whole
Historic England has given its official stamp of approval to 17 postmodern buildings
It’s time to stop using the art form to justify the attention-seeking antics of figures such as Shia LaBeouf and Kanye West
Boundaries between the personal and the political are broken down in Emin’s new public artwork