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The art world must do more to support experts

Now is the moment for those who lament the passing of connoisseurship to work together to encourage its revival

27 Mar 2017
Illustration by Anja Sušanj/Dutch Uncle

Is Documenta exploiting the economic crisis in Athens?

This year Documenta will be split between Kassel and Athens. Is this ‘crisis tourism’ or will it spotlight the city’s overlooked contemporary art scene?

27 Mar 2017

Digital replicas are not soulless – they help us engage with art

Rather than seeing replicas as knock-offs, we should think of them like maps or models

23 Mar 2017
Egyptian workers pose next to an excavated statue, recently discovered by a team of German-Egyptian archeologists, in Cairo's Mattarya district on March 13, 2017.

Can a long-lost Egyptian colossus save ancient Heliopolis?

A huge Egyptian statue has been unearthed in a Cairo suburb. Will the global attention it has received lead to further discoveries at the neglected site?

21 Mar 2017

Is museum security robust enough to counter crime and terrorism?

Cultural sites have been targeted by criminals and terrorists in recent years. How are they responding to the changing contemporary threat?

16 Mar 2017

Banksy’s new art hotel offers rooms with a view

Is the street artist’s hotel in Palestine a tourist-led gimmick or a strong political statement?

15 Mar 2017

Blame games at the Met

As events at the Met show, it’s all too easy to forget that trustees are as responsible as directors for the museums they run

10 Mar 2017

Something has gone very wrong at Christie’s

The auction house’s decision to close its South Kensington saleroom and scale back operations in Amsterdam smacks of corporate short-termism

9 Mar 2017

We can all learn from the Dutch art world

TEFAF Maastricht turns 30 this year, and Dutch museums are going from strength to strength. What’s behind their extraordinary success?

27 Feb 2017

Is the Bilbao effect over?

How has the Guggenheim Bilbao changed the city in the 20 years since it opened – and should other cities still try to copy its example?

27 Feb 2017