Editor’s Letter: Anniversary Years

Clusters of centenary exhibitions and publications may well bring new material to light. But what do they tell us about the way we think now?

1 Jun 2015

Are Italy’s museum reforms enough to stop the rot?

Red tape, nepotism, funding shortages…The Italian museum system has long been in need of an overhaul

1 Jun 2015

Forum: Does London need the Smithsonian?

Edwin Heathcote and Neale Coleman discuss the Smithsonian’s plans to open an outpost in the ‘Olympicopolis’

1 Jun 2015

Letter: James Turrell in the wilds of Norfolk

Turrell has transformed Houghton Hall with his powerful, mesmerising light installations

1 Jun 2015

Diary: the lure of the Soane Museum

What it’s like to exhibit your own collection in the former home an obsessive acquisitor like Sir John Soane

1 Jun 2015

In praise of the Waddesdon Bequest

This exceptional collection goes back on display at the British Museum in June

15 May 2015

Big Apple Blossoms: Spring Masters New York

The small but beautifully formed fair returns to the Park Avenue Armory for its second edition

7 May 2015
Tigers in a Bamboo Grove (Tigers at Play) (detail), mid 1630s, Kano Tan'yu.

The family that set the gold standard for art in Japan

For 400 years, the Kano family dominated Japanese painting through its superior training and mastery of precious materials

4 May 2015

What to see at the Venice Biennale

Some of the best of the national pavilions, collateral events and satellite shows across the city

2 May 2015

Diary: the crisis facing regional museums

Whatever the outcome of the UK’s general election, funding for museums will not increase. How can they adapt?

27 Apr 2015

Making it New: the trend for recreating exhibitions

What’s behind the current appetite for reinstalling, re-exhibiting, and restaging landmark shows?

27 Apr 2015

Letter from the Fondation Custodia, Paris

The Fondation Custodia in Paris steps into the spotlight

27 Apr 2015

A new Whitney for New York

The Whitney Museum of American Art is moving downtown, and its director Adam D. Weinberg has big plans for the new building and the collection

23 Apr 2015

Editor’s Letter: Will any UK politicians speak up about culture?

Politicians seem to be observing a blanket silence on the subject. Why?

22 Apr 2015

Horrible Art Histories

A look at how the genre of the grotesque has unfolded from the Renaissance to the present day

6 Apr 2015
(1764/65), Ignaz Günther. Paris church of St Peter and Paul, Freising-Neustift.

Religious sculpture with a stylish streak

An enlightening display of German rococo sculpture is full of style as well as substance

30 Mar 2015

Forum: Should the Kunstmuseum Bern have accepted the Gurlitt bequest?

Matthias Frehner and David Lewis discuss the problematic bequest

30 Mar 2015

Letter: John Curtis on the cultural desecration of northern Iraq

John Curtis on the loss of Iraq’s unique cultural heritage

30 Mar 2015

Diary: Charlotte Vignon welcomes Don Quixote to the Frick

Two impressive tapestries have been taken out of storage this Spring

30 Mar 2015

Editor’s Letter: The cultural desecration of Iraq

As Iraq and its heritage suffer, we must seek out and celebrate the great Assyrian artefacts in our own museum collections

29 Mar 2015

Inquiry: Learning Lessons

Can museum education programmes have a more radical purpose?

27 Mar 2015

Blinded by the Sun: The Age of Louis XIV

What is the cultural legacy of Louis XIV’s extravagant reign?

24 Mar 2015

Paper Trails: Salon Du Dessin

We’ve picked a few highlights from the world’s premier marketplace for drawings

23 Mar 2015

Helsinki is emerging from its winter slumber…

Tom Jeffreys reports from Helsinki on Amos Anderson’s plans for a new gallery; Kiasma’s reopening and exhibitions; and Päivi Takala’s paintings of painting

15 Mar 2015