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Women in art: Australia honours Julie Ewington and Fiona Foley

In Australia, all of the major national art institutions are run by men, but it’s encouraging that women are being recognised

4 Apr 2014

Buying for Boijmans: the story behind a recent museum acquisition

Sjarel Ex explains how the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen acquired a Hammershøi at TEFAF

4 Apr 2014

Auction houses should do more to root out looted antiquities

Potentially looted items, such as those identified this week at Christie’s and Bonhams, keep making it to auction

Why rebuilding the Crystal Palace is a bad idea

Boris Johnson and Ni Zhaoxing plan to rebuild the Crystal Palace on Sydenham Hill. It’s a ludicrous project

2 Apr 2014

Flipping Out: Saltz and Simchowitz clash over the art market

Flipping art is a controversial practice: it was only a matter of time before it resulted in a public spat

1 Apr 2014

Scouring the art schools: the search for the UK’s best young artists

My annual search has turned into something of an obsession

1 Apr 2014

The last dance? Scandal surrounds the NGA’s allegedly stolen Shiva statue

The National Gallery of Australia has removed a Shiva statue from public view and may return it to India

31 Mar 2014

BLAST: Wyndham Lewis and Vorticism, 100 years on

Launched just months before the outbreak of war, Vorticism was ill-timed and short-lived. But it’s a vital chapter in the history of British art

29 Mar 2014

Art, Architecture and Sustainability

The Architecture Foundation’s latest display looks at models of sustainability in architecture. Are visual artists keeping up?

29 Mar 2014

The Week’s Muse: 29 March

Maurice Davies on museum funding, Daisy Dunn on Pompeii’s stolen fresco, and other stories from the Muse Room this week

29 Mar 2014

A Little Gay History (abridged): the British Museum and China

The museum omitted Chinese artefacts from a history of homosexuality

28 Mar 2014

Does the UK need more Cultural Gifts?

The UK government’s Cultural Gifts Scheme is a nice idea, but most museums already have more work than they know what to do with

27 Mar 2014

Essl Sells: should Austria acquire the Essl Collection?

Entrepreneur Karlheinz Essl hopes to sell his private collection to Austria, to save 4000 jobs at his company

26 Mar 2014

TEFAF 2014 Showcase

What does it mean to be selected for TEFAF’s yearly Showcase of promising new galleries?

24 Mar 2014

On the Stolen Pompeii Fresco

The theft of part of a minor fresco in Pompeii is not in itself a huge loss, but it highlights wider security and conservation issues

24 Mar 2014

The Week’s Muse: 22 March

Lost, stolen, restored, repackaged and photographed: a round-up of art news and debates from this week

22 Mar 2014

To Shoot or Not to Shoot: Photography in Galleries

Are the rules governing photography in many major museums just too confusing?

21 Mar 2014

Rob and Nick Carter at The Fine Art Society: TEFAF 2014

Rob and Nick Carter’s harnessing of digital media encourages us to look at art more closely

21 Mar 2014

How ill-informed is Vladislav Surkov about American culture?

Apparently Tupac Shakur, Allen Ginsberg, and Jackson Pollock are all the Russian official – who faces US sanctions – will miss

19 Mar 2014

Loss, theft and destruction: on the absence of art

As long as we have art, some of it will go missing. It’s how we respond to that fact that’s ultimately of importance to our culture

18 Mar 2014

The Week’s Muse: 15 March

Ethical dilemmas, a defence of art dealers, and highlights from this week’s major art fairs…

15 Mar 2014

Sponsorship, ethics and the Biennale of Sydney

The debate over arts sponsorship in Australia is riddled with difficult questions and double standards

14 Mar 2014

Beyond Cork Street: London’s art dealers and the press

Mark Hudson’s begrudging defence of Cork Street is a species of support London’s gallerists can do without

12 Mar 2014

Theft on Film: the Hollywood trend for art heist movies

Art theft is rife in the world of film. Who doesn’t love a good heist?

11 Mar 2014