Can Art Detective’s crowd-sourced connoisseurship shed light on the history of mysterious paintings?
Commercial interests and public institutions are inextricably entangled
Conservationists and connoisseurs needn’t be on opposing sides when discussing ivory
Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald have won the commissions to paint the former U.S. president and first lady
The news that Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ is to be auctioned at Christie’s has caused quite a stir. Why is his work so important to people?
Will a grant of €400 million euros bring the phenomenal Prussian royal collections to wider attention?
The sensitive juxtaposition of old and new could revive some of the site’s more neglected artefacts
Will the new Colosseum archaeological park improve the upkeep of Rome’s most important ruins?
Artists and urban planners are finding creative ways to brighten up the concrete blocks and barriers that pepper today’s urban spaces
The design for Millicent Fawcett’s statue breaks the mould, but Parliament Square is a problematic site
It’s time for leading cultural figures to work with the state to reform Irish heritage protection
Sound art often seems like video art’s poor relation in museums, but is its struggle for status starting to pay off?
Zeitz MOCAA, South Africa’s new museum, is deliberately outward-looking
The closure of an entire unit, specialising in the policing of a complex but valuable part of our national economy, must be wrong
When treasures wash up on the banks of the River Thames, London’s mudlarkers are ready to find them
Could virtual tours of artworks change the way we experience art – and is this technological approach worth welcoming?
Turkey has had a turbulent couple of years, but members of the country’s artistic community remain optimistic
The museum has a glittering reputation, but ensuring its future success will require bold thinking and a significant overhaul
The historic city has suffered major damage, but the worst unkindness we could offer it now is to write it off as ‘destroyed’
Ethical questions about art arise on a seemingly weekly basis. It’s time for museums to invest in sustained, open-ended research
Archaeological discoveries at Greenwich are rare – which makes finding the remains of the Tudor palace even more significant
They don’t make collectors like Francesco Federico Cerruti any more. Or do they?
An exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum encourages us to approach the restlessly experimental artist with an open mind