Long thought lost by scholars, a spectacular silver gilt monstrance by Luigi Valadier has now been tracked down to a Central American basilica
Even if the Cerne Abbas giant is Anglo-Saxon, that doesn’t make it pagan – after all, Christians were no prudes in those days
The appeal to save Britain’s oldest place of manufacture has been rejected and the foundry will become a boutique hotel. How could Historic England have let this happen?
If the cancelled sale of a Basquiat NFT is anything to go by, disputes about intellectual property will affect the course of the big NFT adventure
The German artist’s greatest work was himself – so marking his centenary makes for a curatorial conundrum
Installing a floor in the Colosseum will make the ruin less familiar – but may help us understand the original experience of the building
The mysterious affliction usually only assails art buffs in Florence – but with many museums finally set to reopen, will visitors start dropping like flies?
Hanging a plastic skeleton of Napoleon’s favourite horse above his tomb may not be as wildly inappropriate as it seems
The City of London has approved its own plans to demolish eight historic buildings in the Fleet Street conservation area – so what real protection exists for the city’s heritage?
The former imperial capital is due for another reinvention – but in shaking up the urban plan, the Indian government faces accusations that it is merely rebuilding the city in its own image
Are virtual viewings and diminished sales here to stay, or will the city’s galleries and auction houses see high footfall return?
They may have intimidated you in the past – but you’ll have to wise up to the ways of commercial galleries if you want to see any art in the UK this month
The recent move of the royal mummies in Cairo was a made-for-TV extravaganza
The government’s plan for a grand national jolly has been widely lampooned – but perhaps it’s just what we need
MacKenzie Scott has given away billions with no strings attached – and it’s time arts donors followed suit
Too often arts patrons hinder the organisations they set out to help by imposing conditions on their gifts
They’re eager to express their support for social justice – but without listening more attentively, museum directors will never make good on their rhetoric
A dumpy effigy in a church in Stratford-upon-Avon has been mocked for centuries, but new research claims it’s the most accurate likeness of the playwright there is
Laying claim to its archaeological heritage is central to Mexico’s identity as a modern nation
A new series on BBC Radio 3 delves into the notorious life of Benvenuto Cellini – and it’s a binge-worthy Renaissance thriller, Christina Faraday writes
The V&A says it’s protecting the jobs of librarians (for now), but the fate of the greatest art library in the UK remains uncertain
Photographers and film-makers have long added colour to their images – but does the current craze for colourisation create a false impression of olden times?
Remembering Christopher Monkhouse (1947–2021), a renowned curator for whom collecting was a way of life
Christopher Monkhouse transformed the decorative arts holdings at major museums in Providence, Minneapolis and Chicago, and built his own remarkable collections of books and drawings – and friends
Anti-vaxxers have been around for centuries – and artists have always been on hand to debunk their claims
There’s a healthy tradition of art to challenge vaccine sceptics – from satirical cartoons to contemporary sculptures