Tim Berners-Lee said the world wide web was for everyone, so why has he sold its source code as an NFT?
The sale at auction raises complex questions about who owns the internet today
Union drives have accelerated during the pandemic, but museum workers have been frustrated with management for years, write Dana Kopel and Maxwell L. Anderson
The artist has partnered up with WeTransfer to create a digital version of the Abramovic Method, a series of exercises that will test your patience to its limit
The museum has agreed to give back two plaques in its collection that were taken illegally from Nigeria after 1960. Why now?
With mass tourism poised to return, have local politicians and cultural leaders finally worked out how to manage the crowds?
The Martian landscape is magical but mundane – though it would be a mistake to start taking it for granted
Mars has never seemed closer, with rovers spamming us with photos from its surface
With the government waging its ‘culture war’, the independence of national museums is at stake, write Chris Smith and Margot Finn
Stolen objects include the rosary that Mary, Queen of Scots took to her execution
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