In 2015, Dario Franceschini’s modernising project heralded a newly international outlook for the Italian museum system. Is it sustainable?
A public high school is the perfect place to consider the flaws of America’s founding fathers
As Pompeii yields up ever more discoveries about the Roman world, we should not forget that the site still holds clues to the behaviour of volcanoes
The newly restored painting at Apsley House was probably executed by an artist on the margins of the master’s workshop
Regardless of Brexit, new regulations aimed at curbing illicit trafficking are going to make buying and selling art more complicated
A tribute to the great painter of London’s urban landscapes, who has died at the age of 92
Stephen Patience and Kate Bryan wonder if famous faces can make art more accessible – or do they just get in the way?
In the last decade local authority funding for museums has declined rapidly – but are some reasons for optimism emerging?
Paul Binski and Douglas Murphy weigh in on the debate over how Paris’s great cathedral should be rebuilt post-fire
Paganism and Christianity are intertwined in the hoard of rare artefacts found in a princely burial site in Essex
When a million Uyghur Muslims in China are being held in detention, the demolition of mosques comes as no surprise
The Iranian artist’s distinctive mirror and glass sculptures were inspired by the architecture of her native country
From political billboards to karaoke-fuelled performance art, Brexit is a looming presence in the city
Headlines attacking UK universities for spending money on art are deeply misguided
The Art Fund is disbanding its volunteer network – is the culture sector becoming too professional?
Over the centuries Notre-Dame de Paris has become much more than a place of worship – it is a symbol of a nation
The status of performance may be on the up, but its place in the art market is still precarious
The status of the Byzantine church turned mosque turned museum shows no sign of being settled – but perhaps it shouldn’t be
For all the limitations of translation, it’s good to see artists and museums trying to cross language barriers
Ed Vaizey and Michael Hall debate whether politicians should relocate for good when the Palace of Westminster closes for repairs
Recent layoffs by Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst suggest factory-style set-ups may be a thing of the past
In their missions to stay modern, institutions are sometimes right to reevaluate their holdings
Remembering an artist who was so far ahead of her time that her work is still full of revelations