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At the Cafe (detail) (c. 1875–77, Edgar Degas.

How do you deal with an artist like Degas?

An exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum encourages us to approach the restlessly experimental artist with an open mind

28 Aug 2017
Do museums need to be more socially engaged? Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Do museums need to be more socially engaged?

Alistair Hudson and Elisabeth Callihan ask whether today’s museums could be more useful

28 Aug 2017
Installation view of 'This too shall pass' by Sudarshan Shetty, curated by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta (26 Septemberl–30 October, 2010). © Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Mumbai’s oldest museum looks to the future

Could the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum provide a model for modernising India’s cultural institutions?

25 Aug 2017

Getting round the Great Firewall of China

Will increased restrictions on the internet in China be too much for new media artists?

23 Aug 2017
The Palace of Westminster is in urgent need of repairs. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Big Ben is the least of the Palace of Westminster’s problems

The greatest Gothic Revival building in the world is facing catastrophe unless MPs clear out

22 Aug 2017
Martin Roth, Apollo magazine, 40 Under 40 Europe

A tribute to Martin Roth (1955–2017)

The former director of the Victoria & Albert Museum has died at the age of 62

7 Aug 2017

Is the ‘monkey selfie’ case making a monkey out of the law?

Even if a wild animal could create an image by itself, it’s not easy to see how it can claim copyright

28 Jul 2017
House in Viscri, Romania., 2017, Photo: © Nicholas Hodge

There’s more to Transylvania than crumbling castles

Efforts to preserve and revive Transylvania’s UNESCO-listed villages depend on involving the inhabitants as closely as possible

27 Jul 2017

Drawings that change our view of Gainsborough

The reattribution of 25 drawings will transform how we think about a great British painter

25 Jul 2017
Exterior of the National Portrait Gallery, London

Nicholas Cullinan’s grand plan for the National Portrait Gallery

By revitalising London’s NPG, the ambitious director is hoping to make it a ‘truly national gallery for all’

5 Jul 2017