The British artist was a titan of modern sculpture – and following his example, it would never be the same again
The Clash bassist’s pulverised instrument can now be worshipped at the Museum of London
With chaos in Lebanon and Beirut in crisis, the resilience of the city’s artists and heritage workers is something of a miracle
Museums should lead conversations about archives and artefacts gathered in former colonies – and not leave the objects gathering dust
Two documentaries on the ‘lost Leonardo’ have found the story’s sensationalism irresistible – but hard facts are as absent as the painting itself
As calls grow for the return of objects acquired during the colonial era, the assessment of claims requires an independent process
Remembering Sir Nicholas Goodison (1934–2021), the City grandee with a scholar’s eye for the decorative arts
Nicholas Goodison had a distinguished career in the City – but he will also be remembered for his scholarly and philanthropic contributions to the arts
The discovery of an engraved bone in Germany offers yet more evidence that our distant cousins were creatively minded
The privatisation of public space in UK cities means that artists are being made to feel increasingly unwelcome
The disappointing bronze figure raises the difficult question of what a well-dressed statue should wear these days
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