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The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

Making an entrance: the Fitzwilliam Museum’s opulent portico has been restored

The magnificent entrance has been meticulously spruced up

2 Aug 2014

The Week’s Muse: 2 August

40 Under 40; a gallery for Goldsmiths, art in Edinburgh; and a closer look at museum displays

2 Aug 2014

Preservation vs Presentation: is digital display a solution for museums?

Why museums should put their objects online

1 Aug 2014

Looking Good: National Gallery exhibitions promote close looking

‘Making Colour’ and ‘Building the Picture’ point out details in paintings that are easily overlooked

28 Jul 2014

The Week’s Muse: 26 July

Are encyclopaedic museums concentrating too much on contemporary art? News and comment from the Muse Room

26 Jul 2014

Irish Cabinet reshuffle puts two newcomers in charge of the arts

Can Heather Humphreys, the new Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, effectively steer her rather neglected department?

21 Jul 2014

The Week’s Muse: 19 July

Should photography be allowed in museums? Are the decorative arts in decline? Would you download a work of art?

19 Jul 2014

Shifting Boundaries: Applied Arts and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation

As a new generation of artists takes the lead, the old distinctions between applied and fine arts can’t hold

18 Jul 2014

Art Everywhere: which works will fare best on the billboards?

‘Art Everywhere’ have announced the images that will displayed across the UK this summer

17 Jul 2014

Art Close to Art: the status of the decorative arts today

How do the fields of art, craft and design approach each other and overlap?

17 Jul 2014

Should photography in museums be allowed?

The relationship between photography and museums is a vexed one. Do attitudes need to change?

13 Jul 2014

The Week’s Muse: 12 July

News and comment from the Muse Room: we’re delighted to announce the judging panel for 40 Under 40, a new supplement…

12 Jul 2014

Present: Marina Abramović at the Serpentine

What’s it like to be part of Abramović’s latest performance, and part of its documentation?

8 Jul 2014

Not present: Marina Abramović at the Serpentine

Do you have to visit Abramović in London in order to understand her latest work?

8 Jul 2014

The Week’s Muse: 5 July

News and comment from the Muse Room: arts funding winners and losers, Scottish contemporary artists, and the women behind abstraction

5 Jul 2014

Abstraction and Representation: women artists and contemporary art

The complex relationship between women artists and abstract art is only just being explored

3 Jul 2014

An English Sculptor in England: Five works by Andrew Lord in the Tate

Lord returns again and again in his art to northern England where he was born

30 Jun 2014

The Week’s Muse: 28 June

A round-up of news and comment from The Muse Room: Nicholas Penny’s retirement, the Mauritshuis reopening, and significance of selfies

28 Jun 2014

A ‘Koonsian Adventure’: Jeff Koons at the Whitney

The Whitney says goodbye to its old building with balloons, by the world’s most expensive living artist…

26 Jun 2014

Restrain your selfie: a defence of the self-portrait

Instead of conflating ‘selfies’ and self-portraits, shouldn’t museums stand up for historic art as worthy in its own right?

25 Jun 2014

Don’t look back? 100 Hours of close looking at UCL

How do you look at an unfamiliar object? A recent project at UCL gave researchers plenty of time to consider

23 Jun 2014

The Week’s Muse: 21 June

The Venice Architecture Biennale, the Battle of Orgreave, digital catalogues, portrait busts and a critique of Richard Mosse… comment from the Muse Room

21 Jun 2014

Dazzle ships and drawings in Liverpool

Do Nasreen Mohamedi’s drawings at Tate Liverpool better reflect modernist camouflage experiments that Carlos Cruz-Diez’s dazzle ship?

20 Jun 2014