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
Many would-be museum visitors trying digital tours for the first time have found that the experience can be very mixed
We’re all flâneurs now. So what would help us get even more out of walking through our local areas?
Art museums that consider themselves places of reflection should be thinking harder about what they are for and what needs to change
Splendid the isolation may be at the great Palladian hall and estate in Norfolk – but a sense of purpose is missing without visitors, write its chatelains
Providing open access to digitised collections has spurred creativity and research worldwide – so why are the UK’s flagship museums so slow on the uptake?
Transporting yourself to house museums is a consolation during lockdown – but they face a precarious future
From online exhibitions on past epidemics to new collecting projects, these institutions bear witness to the unfolding of history
Remembering the pioneering museum director, who co-founded Visual AIDS in New York and innovated at the Andy Warhol Museum
Some artists, such as Ilya Kabakov and Caroline Walker, are finding solace in their work – when not distracted by fears about the post-pandemic future