Features

Editor’s Letter: Public Gestures

Should the public have a say in exhibition programming? The MFA in Boston seems to think so…

28 Jan 2014

Cover Story: February Apollo

Our February cover ties in with Katy Barrett’s feature article on the resurgent interest in the cabinet of curiosities…

27 Jan 2014
Fukujusõ (Adonis Flower)

Explicit intent – the art of shunga in Japan

The display of erotic art from other traditions, be they Greco-Roman or Japanese, should make us think about what it meant to its original audiences

1 Nov 2013

Tsar attractions – English silver at the Russian court

Early modern visitors to Moscow often brought silver to the tsar – which is why the Kremlin Armoury Museum holds a remarkable collection of pre-Restoration English silver

26 May 2013
Relief depicting Ramtha Vishnai and Arnth Tetnies flanked by attendants; Ramtha Vishnai and Arnth Tetnies sarcophagus. Etruscan; Volcanic tuff.

The eternal embrace: conserving the Tetnies sarcophagi

A project initiated by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to conserve two of its most prized works of classical art, the Tetnies sarcophagi, has revealed an intimate world of ancient rituals