The self-taught Nek Chand created an extraordinary rock garden in Chandigarh and its survival is something of a miracle.
Christopher Brown and Bendor Grosvenor debate the pros and cons of the current UK export licensing system
Ethnographic collections need to be living collections, representative of cultural diversity and mindful of traditions
The forthcoming Francis Bacon catalogue raisonné brings together a remarkable 585 paintings
The self-confessed ‘artoholic’ has donated a huge collection of 20th-century works to the Hepworth Wakefield
The National Gallery Singapore opened to justified acclaim last year. But will its mission be hampered by the country’s constraints on free expression?
The Hermitage has more than 3 million items in its collection, so making its stores accessible is quite a feat
The construction of Berlin’s Humboldt Forum on the site of the former Stadtschloss raises challenging questions
The Museum Boijmans van Beuningen is to store private collections – which is just the sort of collaboration the museum has always thrived on
We misunderstand the artist if we fail to look past his grotesque beasts and monsters
The first Piero, the first Simone Martini, the first Raphael… ‘Mrs Jack’ brought them all to America
George Peabody’s vision lives on, and we would do well to heed it today
What can museums do to deter would-be Thomas Crowns – and what are the risks they run rather more regularly?
In ancient Egypt funeral objects were as important in daily life as they were in the afterlife
The fear of nuclear disaster haunted the forms and materials of post-war sculpture
Julia Margaret Cameron’s photographs are some of the most hauntingly original of the 19th century.
‘For students of arms and armour, Meyrick was the first and greatest of those giants on whose shoulders we stand.’
Archaeologist Amir Gorzalczany from the Israel Antiquities Authority tells Apollo about an exciting new discovery
Thousands of artworks are hidden away in Edinburgh’s Granton Stores. We got an exclusive tour…
Exploring the events – adventurous, legal, and commercial – that shaped Amsterdam’s budding relationship with Asia
Esther Chadwick watches Richard Serra’s monumental Five Plates, Two Poles move into a new home at the National Gallery of Art
Sir Alan Bowness’s art collection goes on display at a new public gallery at Downing College Cambridge
Sensationalist displays are no way to explore art and prostitution, writes Lynda Nead – and the Musée d’Orsay has got carried away with selling sex
The Romantic association between creativity and alcohol has no foundation, but alcohol and its effects have proved a rich subject for artists