The decision to split the Turner Prize caused quite a stir – do such gestures undermine art prizes or open up new ways of judging contemporary art?
A 14th-century sketch by a travelling friar is now thought to be the earliest known drawing of the city
From casual cafes to fine dining – the eating options at a museum can tell us a great deal about how it sees itself
What effect do contemporary artists have on the environment – and should this affect what we think about their work?
A complete version of the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays is up for sale. What is it that makes this book so desirable?
The painter-novelist was one of a kind – but his influence will continue to shape the imagination of Scotland
The decision to exchange the historic carvings of Hinemihi at Clandon Park for new examples is admirable – and creative
It’s been a year since the publication of a groundbreaking report calling for the restitution of African cultural heritage in French museums. How has it been received?
Despite the mutterings of most critics, the decision to award the prize to all four nominees makes a lot of sense – and is good for contemporary art
Remembering the critical insights and generous instincts of the writer and architect Charles Jencks (1939–2019)
Are the largely London-based institutions funded by central government doing enough to share their collections and expertise with the rest of the country?
The National Gallery is raising funds to purchase Orazio Gentileschi’s biblical scene – once a prized possession of Queen Henrietta Maria
The artist was a key figure in the avant-garde scene that emerged in China after the Cultural Revolution
We’re on the brink of Brexit – so isn’t it time the UK formed stronger cultural ties around the globe?
France, China, and other countries are leading the way on cultural diplomacy. When will the UK catch up?
Destroyed during the Pacific War and restored in 1992, the castle was the pride of Okinawa. Now a fire has left it in ruins again
Richard Sandell and Chris Ingram discuss why museums still have a long way to go before they can claim to offer a fully accessible experience
From sepia to rabbit skin glue – Hirst’s butterfly wings are far from the only animal products used to make art
The perceived role of museums in society has grown enormously in recent years – but how far does that reflect what they actually are?
Why is Historic England supporting a developer’s plans when there’s a better proposal waiting in the wings?
Thawing permafrost means the near-perfect preservation of ancient material in the Arctic will soon be a thing of the past
The building that once played host to the Turner Prize now stands empty. Where does this news leave Derry?
As wealthy donors and corporate sponsors come under increased scrutiny, Maxwell L. Anderson and David Fleming address the future of museum funding
‘The elephant in this gallery is the cultural property seized by British troops in the 19th century’
An exhibition about cultural destruction in modern conflicts can’t help but remind us of earlier wars