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Will a seesaw upset the balance of Germany’s memorial culture?

Berlin is to get a memorial to reunification, but even its design raises difficult questions about how history is remembered

3 Jul 2017
Arts Council England

At last, some welcome relief for regional museums

Arts Council England had some good news for museums this week, but it can’t be the sector’s knight in shining armour

30 Jun 2017

What is driving the soaring demand for art storage?

As insurers get more demanding and contemporary art works grow in size, there are more art-storage facilities than ever. So what should a collector look for?

27 Jun 2017
Illustration by Graham Roumieu/Dutch Uncle

Do the prices at auction muddy our interpretation of art?

In May, a painting by Basquiat sold at auction for $110.5m. But when does money overtake other judgements?

26 Jun 2017
After A Midsummer Night's Dream (detail), by Raqib Shaw. © Raqib Shaw and the Whitworth, the University of Manchester

The quiet appeal of artists’ gardens

Raqib Shaw, Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, the Bloomsbury set… Why do so many artists become obsessed with their garden getaways?

26 Jun 2017
Sir John Chancellor laying the foundations stone of the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem, June 1930. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Where do Israel’s antiquities belong?

The Israel Antiquities Authority’s move from the Rockefeller Museum in East Jerusalem to a purpose-built campus in the West has revived disputes about preserving the country’s cultural heritage

26 Jun 2017
Main staircases in the 19th-century Palais of the Musée d'arts de Nantes, photo: © Hufton + Crow

A new look for a 19th-century museum in Nantes

The Musée d’arts de Nantes reveals its new extension and rehangs its collection, making seamless connections between past and present

26 Jun 2017
Nymph Removing a Thorn from a Greyhound’s Foot (1848), Richard James Wyatt. Temple Newsam, Leeds. Photo: Art UK / Leeds Museums and Galleries

Public sculpture in the UK is about to become more visible

Art UK, which last year launched a digital catalogue of every oil painting in public ownership, has embarked on an equivalent project for sculpture

22 Jun 2017
National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C. Alan Karchmer/NMAAHC

America needs its history museums more than ever

The discovery of a noose at the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a grim justification of its existence

15 Jun 2017
The first estate of its kind in the Cheryomushki district of Moscow.

Why are there mass protests about Moscow’s mass-produced housing?

Moscow’s Khrushchev-era apartment blocks are hardly good housing, but their residents are unlikely to get a better replacement

14 Jun 2017