It takes all manner of skills and qualities to run a top institution – or at least to do it well.
The future of the historic craft will only be secure if contemporary artists and audiences understand it better
The Metropolitan Museum is finally showing Native art in its American galleries. This is important, but only as a reflection on museums themselves
How sceptical should we be of the move towards a more transparent approach to cultural heritage?
One of the holiest sites in Christianity has reopened in time for Easter
Now is the moment for those who lament the passing of connoisseurship to work together to encourage its revival
This year Documenta will be split between Kassel and Athens. Is this ‘crisis tourism’ or will it spotlight the city’s overlooked contemporary art scene?
Rather than seeing replicas as knock-offs, we should think of them like maps or models
A huge Egyptian statue has been unearthed in a Cairo suburb. Will the global attention it has received lead to further discoveries at the neglected site?
Cultural sites have been targeted by criminals and terrorists in recent years. How are they responding to the changing contemporary threat?
Is the street artist’s hotel in Palestine a tourist-led gimmick or a strong political statement?
As events at the Met show, it’s all too easy to forget that trustees are as responsible as directors for the museums they run
The auction house’s decision to close its South Kensington saleroom and scale back operations in Amsterdam smacks of corporate short-termism
TEFAF Maastricht turns 30 this year, and Dutch museums are going from strength to strength. What’s behind their extraordinary success?
How has the Guggenheim Bilbao changed the city in the 20 years since it opened – and should other cities still try to copy its example?
Historic England, English Heritage and the National Trust have so far failed to address the flaws in Highways England’s plan to tunnel under the ancient site
The Battle of Atlanta belongs to an extinct genre, but the historical questions it raises are still relevant today
MoMA and the Met are making strong statements about their values in response to the US travel ban
The transformative art of the Arte Povera pioneer will continue to beguile and challenge us
What will the Star Wars-creator’s new museum in LA add to what the city’s collecting institutions already offer?
This week’s parliamentary debate on the UK domestic ivory trade revealed some serious misconceptions about antique ivory and those who study and sell it
The success of Europol’s Operation Pandora, which recovered thousands of stolen artefacts, demonstrates the importance of international cooperation
Manchester has received the lion’s share of recent arts funding in northern England, to the irritation of other leading cities. Can its success benefit everyone?
Fears are growing that Donald Trump’s administration means to abolish the National Endowment for the Arts. What would it mean for US culture if they did?