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Installation view of ‘BRUT(E)’ at the Monnaie de Paris, 2016. Courtesy Monnaie de Paris; photo: Manolis Baboussis; © Jannis Kounellis

Jannis Kounellis’s unique blend of aesthetics, poetry, and alchemy

The transformative art of the Arte Povera pioneer will continue to beguile and challenge us

20 Feb 2017
Rendering of the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which will be located in LA’s Exposition Park

What exactly is a museum of narrative art, George Lucas?

What will the Star Wars-creator’s new museum in LA add to what the city’s collecting institutions already offer?

13 Feb 2017
Three soldiers (from the Flagellation of Christ; 1360), Master of Agrafen, or a follower.

We can preserve elephants AND conserve art

This week’s parliamentary debate on the UK domestic ivory trade revealed some serious misconceptions about antique ivory and those who study and sell it

7 Feb 2017
In January Europol announced 75 arrests and the recovery of over 3,500 stolen works of art and cultural goods as part of 'Operation Pandora'.

European countries are working together to tackle cultural property crime

The success of Europol’s Operation Pandora, which recovered thousands of stolen artefacts, demonstrates the importance of international cooperation

2 Feb 2017
Manchester's Factory arts centre, designed by Rem Koolhaas's OMA practice, was granted planning permission in January and has received significant funding from the UK government. © OMA. Image Courtesy Factory Manchester

Will Manchester’s cultural boom benefit the whole of the North?

Manchester has received the lion’s share of recent arts funding in northern England, to the irritation of other leading cities. Can its success benefit everyone?

1 Feb 2017

The battle to save America’s arts endowment from Trump’s cuts

Fears are growing that Donald Trump’s administration means to abolish the National Endowment for the Arts. What would it mean for US culture if they did?

30 Jan 2017
Eva and Thomas Neurath, London, 1982. Photo: Michael Woods

‘Watching Eva Neurath at work made me understand visual intelligence’

Remembering Eva Neurath, who founded Thames & Hudson with her husband Walter

30 Jan 2017

Why US museums and the antiquities trade should work together

Are pragmatic reforms needed to revive an important field of collecting for US museums?

30 Jan 2017
Kirklees council closed the Red House Museum in December 2016 due to budget constraints.

Regional museums are opportunities, not burdens – but only if we think creatively

Funding is difficult, but local councils must wake up to the potential of the art and museums in their care, and fight to secure their future

30 Jan 2017
Image: Will Martin

How to stop the creative industries running out of steam

The Cultural Learning Alliance has released a report which makes a reasoned case for adding the arts to the STEM subjects. Will the government take note?

27 Jan 2017