Recent debates over the art of Chuck Close, Balthus, and others remind us of the intertwined nature of ethics and aesthetics
The 1000-year-old embroidery will have to move while its French home undergoes renovations, but should it be coming to the UK?
As the popularity of recent shows proves, Paris is ready for a permanent space devoted to Byzantine art and its influence
Ten years on from its tenure as European Capital of Culture, the city and its heritage face a precarious future
A recent government report says it should – but with limited public funding available, can Britain’s existing museums grow?
The vote to repeal net neutrality in the US poses a problem for museums trying to connect with new audiences
The scholar, teacher and advocate of the applied arts of 20th-century Ireland has died at the age of 69
The Pentagon wants to ban the display of art by Guantánamo detainees – but it’s important that we engage with art made in captivity
The great architecture critic and campaigner has died at the age of 69
The US is withdrawing from UNESCO (again) at the end of 2018. Has this international body outlived its usefulness?
The V&A has launched a new declaration on the reproduction of art and heritage in a digital age
The US is planning to eliminate ‘like-kind’ exchanges for artworks, a key tax deferral tool for the art trade
Should the French government be launching a heritage lottery fund when the UK version is in decline?
Following a flurry of closures, is the future bleak for small galleries – or might new initiatives serve to rejuvenate them
Christie’s pulled out all the stops for the sale of ‘Salvator Mundi’ – and its efforts have more than paid off
The discovery of a hidden painting highlights that very few depictions of the queen date from during her lifetime
The organisation’s new director general must find a way to promote diplomacy following the US’s withdrawal
It is difficult to overstate the importance of Nochlin’s scholarship for subsequent generations of art historians
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?