New media requires a new type of collector
‘I wouldn’t want Matthew Barney on a loop in my sitting room’ – but some people do
A golden opportunity to protect antique ivory
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
The real challenge facing Arts Council England’s leaders
As Nicholas Serota is confirmed as the arts council’s new chair, chief executive Darren Henley’s new book lays out some key ideas
The ‘old house by the Thames’ that inspired William Morris
Morris found peace and happiness at Kelmscott Manor in the Cotswolds. Now, work is underway to preserve its unique character for future visitors
The Mali cultural destruction trial at the ICC poses a moral dilemma
Beyond the symbolic value of Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi’s trial, many complex political and philosophical questions remain
Trouble at Sydney’s art schools
The current problems facing Sydney’s art schools have big implications for the visual arts in Australia
Why we should take Thomas Hardy seriously as an architect
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
Why should a court decide the authenticity of a living artist’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
What can two Etruscan sarcophagi teach us about ourselves?
How contemplating historic art can change the way people think about contemporary society – and about themselves
Threatened Keith Haring mural says a lot about how we value public art
This is but one more example of the vulnerability of art beyond the gallery walls
Restitution made easy? Germany rethinks how it deals with Nazi-looted art
Reforms to the Limbach Commission, which deals with restitution claims, are welcome – but they won’t be enough
It’s time rock art was better protected
Rock art around the world is increasingly at risk of being destroyed. How can important ancient sites be better cared for?
The photographer who gave her images away
A photographer who gave her images to the Library of Congress for free claims that two photo stock libraries have been charging for their use.
Let’s hope the Great Exhibition of the North will live up to its name
The project needs to follow historical examples if it is to avoid the shambles of the Millennium Experience
Make Rio great again!
Brasília is a failed, sterile city. It’s time that Rio became the capital of Brazil again
Jousting is closer to performance art than an Olympic sport
English Heritage wants jousting to be recognised as an Olympic sport – but perhaps it’s a more complicated activity altogether?
Why do corporations collect art – and what should they do with it?
Forming a corporate art collection is easy, but keeping it together is hard – and selling it is even harder.
How can we save culture heritage sites from climate change?
The combination of climate change and apathy is a perfect storm for cultural sites around the world
Has Le Corbusier stopped being an ogre?
17 buildings by Le Corbusier are now on the World Heritage list. Why has it taken so long?
Arts Council England rethinks its funding process
Arts Council England is making significant changes to its investment processes: a round-up of the key headlines and implications for the culture sector
Outside the museum: art on Helsinki’s islands
Is the redevelopment of Finland’s open spaces changing how local artists work?
Airborne technology is revealing Cambodia’s extraordinary medieval history
Cambodia’s historic temples are some of the most impressive in the world, but there’s so much more hidden beneath the forest floor
The Art Institute of Chicago acquires superb Sebastiano del Piombo painting
The new acquisition, arranged with Colnaghi, testifies to just how productive the nurturing of museum-dealer relationships can be
The artists working to save Hackney Wick
Hackney Wick has over 600 studios, but gentrification is forcing artists out. Can locals preserve the area as a creative hub?