As calls grow for the return of objects acquired during the colonial era, the assessment of claims requires an independent process
Remembering Sir Nicholas Goodison (1934–2021), the City grandee with a scholar’s eye for the decorative arts
Nicholas Goodison had a distinguished career in the City – but he will also be remembered for his scholarly and philanthropic contributions to the arts
The discovery of an engraved bone in Germany offers yet more evidence that our distant cousins were creatively minded
The privatisation of public space in UK cities means that artists are being made to feel increasingly unwelcome
The disappointing bronze figure raises the difficult question of what a well-dressed statue should wear these days
Tim Berners-Lee said the world wide web was for everyone, so why has he sold its source code as an NFT?
The sale at auction raises complex questions about who owns the internet today
Union drives have accelerated during the pandemic, but museum workers have been frustrated with management for years, write Dana Kopel and Maxwell L. Anderson
The artist has partnered up with WeTransfer to create a digital version of the Abramovic Method, a series of exercises that will test your patience to its limit
With mass tourism poised to return, have local politicians and cultural leaders finally worked out how to manage the crowds?
The Martian landscape is magical but mundane – though it would be a mistake to start taking it for granted
Mars has never seemed closer, with rovers spamming us with photos from its surface
Long thought lost by scholars, a spectacular silver gilt monstrance by Luigi Valadier has now been tracked down to a Central American basilica
Even if the Cerne Abbas giant is Anglo-Saxon, that doesn’t make it pagan – after all, Christians were no prudes in those days
If the cancelled sale of a Basquiat NFT is anything to go by, disputes about intellectual property will affect the course of the big NFT adventure
The German artist’s greatest work was himself – so marking his centenary makes for a curatorial conundrum
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