Walsall’s New Art Gallery is one of the best buildings to come out of the UK’s Millennium celebrations. Can it survive the devastating budget cuts it faces?
Both government and business need to realise how much the art scene here is worth celebrating, and sooner rather than later
We will never defeat the notion that art is the preserve of the privileged, if we stop people from learning about it
Irish art history owes a huge debt to the pioneering contribution of Anne Crookshank
‘The decision to shut Inverleith House is sudden, shocking and sad’
The local argument that sparked an international museum partnership between Belgium’s capital and the Centre Pompidou
Exam board AQA is to scrap art history A-level. It’s a crazy decision to take just as public perception of the subject is changing
I’m looking forward to a moment when there isn’t the perception of a centre and a margin, of north and south
‘A major part of the appeal of his landscapes was that they were out of reach of the nouveau riche’
Nicholas Serota has carved out an extraordinary cultural leadership role during his 30 years at the Tate. Who can fill his shoes?
Hackney Wick has over 600 studios, but gentrification is forcing artists out. Can locals preserve the area as a creative hub?
‘I wouldn’t want Matthew Barney on a loop in my sitting room’ – but some people do
It’s time to acknowledge, once and for all, that bona fide antiques are simply not a concern when it comes to tackling the illegal trade in African ivory
As Nicholas Serota is confirmed as the arts council’s new chair, chief executive Darren Henley’s new book lays out some key ideas
Morris found peace and happiness at Kelmscott Manor in the Cotswolds. Now, work is underway to preserve its unique character for future visitors
Beyond the symbolic value of Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi’s trial, many complex political and philosophical questions remain
The current problems facing Sydney’s art schools have big implications for the visual arts in Australia
An altarpiece believed to have been designed by the novelist has resurfaced in Windsor. It’s an important reminder of how his architectural training informed his life’s work
When an artist has to prove in court that a painting isn’t his, it’s time to start asking questions about how we authenticate art
How contemplating historic art can change the way people think about contemporary society – and about themselves
This is but one more example of the vulnerability of art beyond the gallery walls
Reforms to the Limbach Commission, which deals with restitution claims, are welcome – but they won’t be enough
Rock art around the world is increasingly at risk of being destroyed. How can important ancient sites be better cared for?