In their missions to stay modern, institutions are sometimes right to reevaluate their holdings
Remembering an artist who was so far ahead of her time that her work is still full of revelations
The late couturier, photographer, art collector and ‘showman’ was a master of harnessing the power of the image
Federal museums were closed for more than a month during the recent shutdown. What can they do to protect themselves in the future?
The rare Yoruba artefact would mean more in a new museum in Lagos than it does in storage at the British Museum
It’s not just the Old Masters that get spots – small bumps have started to erupt on modern paintings
The Egyptian pyramids were originally covered in smooth white limestone – as a casing stone now in Scotland shows
The Great Pompeii Project’s restoration of the site has led to a stream of exciting discoveries
Are volunteer board members a useful source of good will and money, or do they tie museums to the whims of the wealthy?
The recent discovery of a temple of the Aztec ‘Flayed Lord’ has revived myths about human sacrifice
A year in celebration of the Spanish baroque painter in Seville has made a clear case for his talent and influence
The government has pledged £20m of investment in five regions – but cultural institutions are unlikely to be better off than before
It shouldn’t be news that women illustrated manuscripts in the Middle Ages, but there’s no denying the appeal of a recent discovery
The renowned American potter believed simplicity, beauty, and affordability were of paramount importance
With no contracts or value exchanges, announced gifts can easily be revoked. But there are ways to firm up loose agreements
The implementation of the Ivory Act is going to need a lot of pragmatism and expertise
Repatriation is a complex issue, but it is time for a more open-minded approach
In the wake of some of the worst flooding in recent history, and with its population in decline, the city is in troubled waters
An overheated global art market seems to be showing signs of strain
The museum, which reopened in October after six years, stands as a symbol of the country’s hopes for recovery
Natural history collections are uniquely placed to help us make sense of the relationship between humans and catastrophic climate change
Rembrandt’s Night Watch is set to be restored in front of visitors. Should we welcome the growing prevalence of public conservation?
As film and video art moves into the mainstream, curators have to find new ways to keep viewers hooked
Benin City will soon have a permanent display of its court bronzes for the first time in over a century. What makes these artworks so extraordinary?