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?
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
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
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?
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?
‘Watching Eva Neurath at work made me understand visual intelligence’
Remembering Eva Neurath, who founded Thames & Hudson with her husband Walter
Why US museums and the antiquities trade should work together
Are pragmatic reforms needed to revive an important field of collecting for US museums?
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
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?
John Berger: a pathfinder who was alive to the present
It was Berger’s ability to listen that made him such an important storyteller
Why acts of god hardly ever harm gothic cathedrals
Gothic cathedrals were designed to withstand enormous wind pressures, so Soissons has been exceptionally unlucky
The museum director, the culture minister, and more trouble in Brussels
A long-running institutional feud seems to have moved into more a personal phase
Scottish arts funding is precarious, but at least people are engaged enough to get cross about it
There was much controversy over cultural spending last year, and as cuts start to bite in 2017, there may well be again
The Art Strike against Trump reminds us why art really matters
The Art Strike brings art back to the real world and those values we need to cherish
Tristram Hunt: Why the British Ceramics Biennial belongs in Stoke
The Staffordshire Potteries continue to play a leading role in developing the UK’s ceramics industry
The V&A springs a surprise with Tristram Hunt
His appointment as V&A director is surprising but could prove inspired
It’s art school, but not as we know it
Tate and Central Saint Martins have taken it upon themselves to ‘playfully reinvent’ things
How long can our great civic museums hold out?
Kirklees Council’s proposal to sell off Francis Bacon’s ‘Figure Study II’ is just a taste of things to come
What will become of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry?
Britain’s oldest manufacturing company, whose origins date back to 1420, is to close this May. What will happen to its historic home?
Wake up Jonathan Jones! British art is not just about Turner
British modernism is having a ‘moment’ and Jonathan Jones is displeased. Why is he so upset, and what does any of it have to do with Brexit?
The 50-year rescue of Vasari’s flood-damaged masterpiece
Giorgio Vasari’s ‘Last Supper’ was severely damaged in the devastating Florence floods of 1966. Fifty years later, it’s back on display after one of the most complex conservation projects ever undertaken
What price for a Pontormo?
The government’s efforts to keep a rare Pontormo in the UK after it was sold unexpectedly by its owner have revealed cracks in the export bar process
What lies behind the failed collaboration between Tehran and Berlin?
Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie has postponed a display of contemporary art from Tehran – what does this mean for cultural exchange in Iran?
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