A Diego Rivera mural is the San Francisco Art Institute’s prize asset – but that doesn’t mean it should be sold
The work is central to the identity of the cash-strapped school
All the evidence suggests that the real challenge for historic properties is to present a much fuller and more complex account of the past
The meaning of tens of thousands of recently discovered rock paintings in Colombia will be a hotly debated topic for many years to come
With many of us spending more time out-of-doors than usual this winter, it’s worth remembering that the Impressionists also had to put up with numb fingers and toes
Saints loom large in the streets of Naples – and now perhaps none more so than the legendary Napoli player
The region is full of important sites that have not yet been fully recorded or studied
Caroline Campbell and Michael Prodger consider the particular forms of escape that historic paintings can offer in uncertain times
The streets may be paved with commemorative plaques, but plans to convert 15 Usher’s Island into a hostel betray the city’s misplaced priorities
The pioneering advocate for women’s rights has inspired many attempts to catch her likeness and spirit – but what can these portraits tell us about her legacy?
The exciting recent discovery of a geoglyph in the Nazca desert poses many puzzles
Museums must rethink how they use their endowments – or they’ll struggle to rebuild after this crisis
Cultural institutions are hesitant to dip into their endowment funds to help them through the current crisis – but are they jeopardising future donations in not doing so?
A proposal to sell off ‘non-medical’ books in the institution’s library takes too narrow a view of the history of medicine
Though inevitable, the suspension of school visits this year is a great loss – and a reminder of how important children are to the future of museums
The financial impact of Covid-19 forced British Airways to sell some of its most valuable art over the summer. Will other businesses follow suit?
A recent spate of high-profile sales has reignited debates around deaccessioning and diversification
With far fewer in-person visitors exiting through the gift shop, institutions must find new ways to mitigate their losses
With new labels for some of its most contested objects the museum is engaging in an important conversation – but has it got the tone wrong?
Museums face difficult financial choices, but there has to be a better way forward than the pitting of staff against permanent collections
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