Oliver Dowden’s recent letter to museums about contested heritage is a clear breach of the ‘arms-length’ principle
The ceramic artist, who has died at the age of 82, took a playful and provocative approach to pottery
From his first Habitat shop on the Fulham Road to the Design Museum in Kensington – a celebration of the late designer’s many achievements
Fragments of ninth-century frescoes uncovered during conservation shed new light on faith and power in the Venetian lagoon
Posters are a powerful tool in clear and consistent public health-messaging – so why aren’t we seeing more of them?
George Mayer-Marton was an accomplished, influential émigré artist – and his Crucifixion for the Church of the Holy Rosary in Oldham must be protected
Volunteer-run museums play a vital role in the UK’s cultural landscape – and, as they cautiously reopen, may mean more to their visitors than ever
On both sides of the Atlantic, museums are laying off staff in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Gareth Harris and Matt Stromberg consider whether bad decisions have made the situation worse
Historic organs are appreciated as heritage assets in continental Europe – but in the UK they deserve better protection
While live art faces severe challenges in the months ahead, it is also uniquely placed to reflect on new social realities
The founding director of Paris Musées worked indefatigably to serve her ideal of culture as a public good
Black artists such as Jacolby Satterwhite and Arthur Jafa have made the most of the freedom – and mass audience – music videos can offer
A pit circle identified near Stonehenge helps us understand how prehistoric cultures saw themselves in the world
‘Canaletto makes me realise how much I have missed being in a crowd’ – in search of company at the National Gallery
What is it like to look at paintings in the flesh after four months of not seeing any art – and hardly any people – at all?
Lockdown may have allowed the museum to fast-forward renovations, but it has also confirmed that the galleries are nothing without the public
As we debate public statues, it’s worth revisiting the revolution in portrait sculpture that made many of them seem so animated and direct
The public library has survived and even thrived through historical crises, but how will it recover from the coronavirus pandemic?
Rowan Moore and Tamsin Dillon consider how the events of 2020 might transform our relationship with public space
Monuments to the American Civil War have locked in place partial versions of the past – but other stories will emerge when we know more about how and why they were erected
Remembering the graphic designer, who has died at the age of 91, through three of his most memorable designs
The pandemic has made existing problems in arts funding only too apparent. How can museums safeguard their futures?
The statue of the 18th-century slave trader is the result of a 19th-century attempt to sanitise the past
Hew Locke imagined redecorating the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston more than a decade ago. If only Bristol City Council had let him