Paganism and Christianity are intertwined in the hoard of rare artefacts found in a princely burial site in Essex
When a million Uyghur Muslims in China are being held in detention, the demolition of mosques comes as no surprise
The Iranian artist’s distinctive mirror and glass sculptures were inspired by the architecture of her native country
From political billboards to karaoke-fuelled performance art, Brexit is a looming presence in the city
Headlines attacking UK universities for spending money on art are deeply misguided
The Art Fund is disbanding its volunteer network – is the culture sector becoming too professional?
Over the centuries Notre-Dame de Paris has become much more than a place of worship – it is a symbol of a nation
The status of performance may be on the up, but its place in the art market is still precarious
The status of the Byzantine church turned mosque turned museum shows no sign of being settled – but perhaps it shouldn’t be
For all the limitations of translation, it’s good to see artists and museums trying to cross language barriers
Ed Vaizey and Michael Hall debate whether politicians should relocate for good when the Palace of Westminster closes for repairs
Recent layoffs by Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst suggest factory-style set-ups may be a thing of the past
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