Features

The ‘grim’ social housing that has proved more robust than what followed it

George Peabody’s vision lives on, and we would do well to heed it today

1 Mar 2016

What makes a museum secure?

What can museums do to deter would-be Thomas Crowns – and what are the risks they run rather more regularly?

The importance of death in everyday Egyptian life

In ancient Egypt funeral objects were as important in daily life as they were in the afterlife

16 Feb 2016

How the nuclear age made its mark on sculpture

The fear of nuclear disaster haunted the forms and materials of post-war sculpture

14 Feb 2016

The eccentric and enduring visions of Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron’s photographs are some of the most hauntingly original of the 19th century.

Lord Eglinton dressed as the Lord of the Tournament

Samuel Rush Meyrick: the man behind the medieval revival

‘For students of arms and armour, Meyrick was the first and greatest of those giants on whose shoulders we stand.’

1 Feb 2016

‘This is the best of the Roman tradition’: A new mosaic unveiled in Israel

Archaeologist Amir Gorzalczany from the Israel Antiquities Authority tells Apollo about an exciting new discovery

1 Feb 2016

What’s in store at the National Galleries of Scotland?

Thousands of artworks are hidden away in Edinburgh’s Granton Stores. We got an exclusive tour…

28 Jan 2016

How Asian luxury goods found their way into Dutch Golden Age paintings

Exploring the events – adventurous, legal, and commercial – that shaped Amsterdam’s budding relationship with Asia

11 Jan 2016

Richard Serra’s monumental move in Washington, D.C.

Esther Chadwick watches Richard Serra’s monumental Five Plates, Two Poles move into a new home at the National Gallery of Art

21 Dec 2015

‘All kinds of abstract art were possible.’ Alan Bowness on post-war British painting

Sir Alan Bowness’s art collection goes on display at a new public gallery at Downing College Cambridge

21 Dec 2015

‘This exhibition conflates the gallery and the brothel’

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

19 Dec 2015

Drinking scenes: the relationship between artists and alcohol

The Romantic association between creativity and alcohol has no foundation, but alcohol and its effects have proved a rich subject for artists

17 Dec 2015

Andrew Ciechanowiecki: 1924–2015

The art world has lost one of the most respected scholar-art dealers of the 20th century

15 Dec 2015

Nazi-era restitution claims are just the tip of the iceberg

Artworks were looted en masse throughout the 20th century: we need far better legislation to resolve the issue

7 Dec 2015

Baltic Diary: The Purpose of Art Prizes

The Lorck Schive art prize has an important role to play in Trondheim’s growing art community

1 Dec 2015

Willem Baron van Dedem (1929–2015)

Remembering the renowned collector and TEFAF President

30 Nov 2015

Can art exist on social media?

Can artists and the wider art world use social media for more than self-promotion? Some certainly think so…

30 Nov 2015

‘We have one heritage.’ Syria’s chief of antiquities calls on Europe for help

‘The dangers surrounding the Syrian archaeological heritage are growing beyond our capabilities’

18 Nov 2015

Baltic Diary: The Art of Coffee

Art, made of coffee, shown in a bookshop: Ian Bourgeot’s work at Helsinki’s Arkadia breaks conventions in more ways than one

17 Nov 2015

Virtual Florence: A Church Goes Digital

Reconstructing the lost Florentine church of San Pier Maggiore

Out of sight: Unseen Public Collections

A recent report claimed that public bodies in the UK are keeping £3.5bn worth of art in storage. Is this accurate and what should museums do with objects that they can never display?

2 Nov 2015

Letter from Belfast

‘Belfast is like East Berlin after the Wall came down’ – William Cook on the changing face of a divided city

2 Nov 2015

Diary: Rethinking Surrealist sculpture

‘It was worth taking a risk’: Valerie Fletcher presents Surrealist sculpture in a new light at the Hirshhorn Museum

2 Nov 2015