The proliferation of biennials and art fairs has brought with it the rise of a jet-set elite. Do such events encourage meaningful engagement?
The new Renzo Piano-designed Istanbul Modern is set to open in 2021, but will it signal a return to health for the country’s art scene?
A revolution in chemical-imaging techniques is bringing us closer to the original visions of artists such as Van Gogh
In the run-up to the 500th anniversary of the artist’s birth, getting other museums to lend you their Leonardo is no mean feat
The devastating fire at the Glasgow School of Art means that incredibly difficult decisions lie ahead
While recent reports suggest Caravaggio’s stolen Nativity may be intact in Switzerland, it’s worth treading carefully
In the debate surrounding the Maqdala artefacts, the significance of the individual objects is often ignored
Recent thefts from museums in England and France lay bare the thinking behind such crimes
A tribute to the American artist Robert Indiana, who has died at the age of 89
The Irish government has announced a grand investment package for the country’s culture sector. But is it too little, too late?
Victoria Dailey and Giovanni Aloi consider if there is any place for live animals in modern museums
The joy of the Wallace Collection is that there’s always more to learn about its holdings – but its new exhibition space is welcome
Why we need agile cultural leadership to meet the challenges of a volatile world
From simulants to synthetics, artificial gemstones have come a long way over the centuries
Growing disparity among dealers and gallerists is an unhealthy trend for the market as a whole
Historic England has given its official stamp of approval to 17 postmodern buildings
It’s time to stop using the art form to justify the attention-seeking antics of figures such as Shia LaBeouf and Kanye West
Boundaries between the personal and the political are broken down in Emin’s new public artwork
League tables of museum visitor numbers may generate a lot of media coverage – but do they distract institutions from other priorities?
Once part of a pioneering schools loan programme, most of Hertfordshire County Council’s art collection looks set to be flogged off
With the culture sector increasingly relying on philanthropic giving, the role of the donor may merit greater scrutiny
Janna Graham and Niru Ratnam weigh in on whether curating is something that can, or should, be taught
The 5Pointz case sets a new standard for artists seeking to assert their moral rights
The artist’s changing relationship to consumer culture can make it difficult to interpret his work