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The Glasmuseet in Ebelhoft

Glass act – inside the Danish museum devoted to studio glass

The Glasmuseet in Ebeltoft has a significant collection of works donated by artists from around the world

17 Oct 2019
The Mocking of Christ (detail; c. 1280), Cimabue.

A long-lost Cimabue has emerged – and the ‘first light’ of painting now burns brighter than ever

The chance discovery in a kitchen in France has major significance for scholarship on the Florentine master

14 Oct 2019
Camp Nou, Barcelona in 2014.

Messier and Messier – at the FC Barcelona Museum

A visit to Camp Nou – where Lionel Messi’s boots can be found alongside works by Miró, Dalí and Tàpies

12 Oct 2019
Noah’s Ark, from the Jami‘ al-Tawarikh of Rashid al-Din (MS 727), copy from 1314–15.

Around the world in 35,000 objects – and a handful of clicks

The Khalili Collections have partnered up with Wikimedia UK to broaden access to their vast holdings spanning centuries and cultures

11 Oct 2019
Richard III (detail; late 16th century), English School.

Painted as a villain – how the Tudors regarded Richard III

The latest addition to the long gallery at Hever Castle presents the Plantagenet king in the worst possible light

England’s rich heritage is writ large on its walls – and must be safeguarded

An astonishing number of historic wall paintings have survived religious upheaval, climate-related damage and the passage of time. But they need our protection

8 Oct 2019
The Death of Breuse sans Pitié (detail; 1857; retouched 1865), Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Acquisitions of the month: September 2019

This month’s highlights include a rock-crystal Venetian coffer and a once-lost watercolour by Rossetti

7 Oct 2019
The triumphal car of the Emperor with his family (detail), from Triumphal Procession of Emperor Maximilian I (c. 1512–15), Albrecht Altdorfer. Albertina Museum, Vienna

Knight vision – how Maximilian I used the arts to bolster his brand

The emperor was no connoisseur – but he understood the power of art to paper over the cracks in his troubled reign

7 Oct 2019
Installation view of Monster Chetwynd’s Hybrid Creatures (Snake, Spider, Bat, Crocodile) at the Istanbul Biennial, 2019.

Monsters, mirrors and ruined mansions – on Büyükada island at the Istanbul Biennial

The decaying grandeur of the island makes for a beautiful setting – but it’s one that vies for attention with the art on view

4 Oct 2019
Boy Blowing on Firebrand (detail; c. 1660), Georges de la Tour.

Dijon’s grand old museum has a new look – and it really cuts the mustard

After a decade-long renovation, the palatial Musée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon can now show its masterpieces to even greater advantage

3 Oct 2019
The Skissernas Museum in Lund, Sweden.

Cornering the maquette – the Swedish museum dedicated to works in progress

Founded in 1934 in Lund, southern Sweden, the Skissernas Museum of sketches, models and preparatory work offers a valuable insight into artistic projects – including those never made

2 Oct 2019

Aux armes, citoyens! The new Musée de la Libération in Paris

A museum charting the dramatic history of the French Resistance and the Liberation of Paris has an elegant and historic new home in Montparnasse

27 Sep 2019
Young Hare (detail; 1502), Albrecht Dürer. Image: © The Albertina Museum, Vienna

Within a hare’s breadth of Dürer’s masterful drawings at the Albertina

A Dürer show at the Albertina presents a rare opportunity to see some of the German artist’s drawings usually kept caged up in the dark

25 Sep 2019
Napoleon at Fontainebleau, 31 March 1814 (1840), Paul Delaroche.

Luxury in exile – at Napoleon’s country villa on Elba

The Mediterranean island still bears the mark of its most famous one-time resident

23 Sep 2019
Jean Dubuffet in front of a sculpture by Émile Ratier at the Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne, in February 1976. Photo: Jean-Jacques Laesar; Archives de la Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne

How Jean Dubuffet brought outsider artists into the museum

The French artist is still the guiding spirit of the Collection de l’Art Brut, the museum he founded in Lausanne

21 Sep 2019
Amber casket in the shape of a three-story monument containing ivory figures, (c. 1660). Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire. Photo: Waddesdon Image Library/Mike Fear

‘A very Rothschild type of display’ – Waddesdon’s new gallery, reviewed

The new permanent gallery presents all kinds of exquisite pieces with special family associations

20 Sep 2019
Portrait of Pietro Aretino (detail), (1527), here attributed to Titian. Kunstmuseum Basel

‘An important work by Titian has been hiding in plain sight’

A lost portrait of the 16th-century writer Pietro Aretino may have been at the Kunstmuseum Basel for the last hundred years

20 Sep 2019

South Africa’s most established art fair has undergone a rapid rebirth

A sophisticated revamp means that Art Joburg is now a smaller, sleeker affair

19 Sep 2019
Group of quadrants in ‘Science City 1550–1800’ at the Science Museum, London. Photo: © Jody Kingzett, Science Museum Group

The scientific revolution gets the royal treatment

The Science Museum’s new gallery makes subtle links between royal patronage, scientific progress and earthly conquest

19 Sep 2019

A tour of Titania’s Palace

The fairy-tale doll’s house, now at Egeskov Castle in Denmark, still has the power to beguile with its miniature marvels and deceptions

13 Sep 2019
Jane Seymour (detail; c. 1537), after Hans Holbein the Younger.

Acquisitions of the month: August 2019

This month’s highlights include paintings of Henry VIII’s favourite wife and Dorothea Tanning’s much-loved dog

10 Sep 2019
The Apollo 40 under 40 Middle East launch party at the Serpentine Pavilion, London, 2019

The Apollo 40 under 40 Middle East launch – in pictures

Celebrating the new, Middle East edition of the Apollo 40 Under 40 at the Serpentine Pavilion

5 Sep 2019

Crafty capers – the art of the heist on screen

The glamour of the art world lends itself perfectly to that most glamourising of movie genres – the heist film

30 Aug 2019
The Dark Rigi, The Lake of Lucerne (1842), J.M.W. Turner.

‘Ravishing essays in light and colour’ – on Turner’s views of Mount Rigi

The view of Mount Rigi from Lake Lucerne inspired a series of great watercolours – one of which is currently under export bar in the UK

28 Aug 2019