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The week in art news – Mark Girouard (1931–2022)

Plus: New York museums now need to prominently acknowledge Nazi-looted works | the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. has confirmed the authorship of one of its Vermeers | and the Met has returned two sculptures to Nepal

19 Aug 2022
Nigerian Foreign Minister Zubairo Dada at the ceremony in Berlin on 1 July. Photo: Adam Berry/AFP via Getty Images

The week in art news – Germany transfers ownership of Benin Bronzes

Plus: the Italian Ministry of Culture asks museums to refrain from selling NFTs

8 Jul 2022

Platinum Jubilee events round-up

Apollo presents a few of the best events and exhibitions put on in honour the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

1 Jun 2022

Former director of the Louvre under investigation for money laundering and organised fraud

Jean-Luc Martinez has been indicted in connection with the purchase of five ancient Egyptian artefacts by the Louvre Abu Dhabi

26 May 2022

Gilane Tawadros named as Whitechapel Gallery’s new director

Gilane Tawadros will become the gallery’s tenth director, following in the footsteps of Iwona Blazwick who stepped down, after 20 years, in April 2022

16 May 2022

This week in art news – Warhol’s Blue Marilyn sells for $195m

Plus: Deane Lawson wins Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize | Art Fund announces Museum of the Year shortlist | Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology discovers Aztec dwelling

13 May 2022

Sheena Wagstaff to leave Met’s modern and contemporary department

Plus: the Smithsonian adopts new ethical returns policy and 2,000 works of art reported to have been looted from Mariupol

7 May 2022

Mayor of Paris orders investigation into harassment cases at city’s museums

Plus: Vlodomyr Zelensky addresses the Venice Biennale | Hermann Nitsch has died at the age of 83 (1938–2022)

22 Apr 2022
Martin Roth, Apollo magazine, 40 Under 40 Europe

V&A director Martin Roth resigns

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s first foreign director is stepping down after five years in the role

5 Sep 2016

Tate Modern to quit Bankside and become a village museum

Avril Djesta reports from London, where Tate Modern is to close its doors to become a regional pop-up museum

1 Apr 2016
The James Goldstein House, designed by John Lautner.

Acquisitions of the Month: February 2016

LACMA just acquired an entire house – and no ordinary house at that

3 Mar 2016
The homepage of Art UK, which was launched today (24 February 2016)

With Art UK, Britain’s public collections are more accessible than ever before

A new website revolutionises how we can view publicly owned art

24 Feb 2016
Sana'a, Yemen

The threat to Yemen’s heritage

Three world heritage sites are at risk as a result of the civil war

22 Feb 2016

Acquisitions of the Month: January 2016

Several museums have plugged gaps in their collections this month, while others have received some extraordinarily generous gifts

31 Jan 2016
Bronze Age settlement at Must Farm. Photo: Cambridge Archaeological Unit

Unearthing the secrets of East Anglia’s Bronze Age settlers

The discoveries at Must Farm reveal a lot about life 3,000 years ago. But one big question remains…

26 Jan 2016

Readings Held Worldwide for Condemned Poet and Artist Ashraf Fayadh

Hundreds attended events in support of Ashraf Fayadh, who faces the death sentence in Saudi Arabia

17 Jan 2016

York Floods: an update from the Jorvik Viking Centre

Museums and heritage sites across the UK are fighting to minimise flood damage this winter. But what happens after disaster strikes?

8 Jan 2016

Acquisitions of the Month: December 2015

Several museums have received wonderful gifts this Christmas…

7 Jan 2016

Acquisitions of the Month: November 2015

The most interesting and important recent additions to museum collections

10 Dec 2015

Are artists justified in boycotting Israel?

Calls for cultural and academic boycotts of Israel continue to hit the headlines. Should we regard such politically charged stances as divisive or necessary for change?

30 Nov 2015

Announcing the Asian Art In London Award Winners

The awards were presented yesterday evening at a Gala Party marking the start of the citywide art event

19 Nov 2015

Acquisitions of the Month: October 2015

William Kentridge’s gift to the George Eastman Museum; rare Picasso heads to Scotland; NGA Washington expands its photography holdings

5 Nov 2015

The Metropolitan Museum wants to transform our view of Ancient Egypt

Middle Kingdom show ‘upends the view that Egyptian art is all the same’

27 Oct 2015

A Tribute to Lisa Jardine

Lisa will be remembered for her scholarly work, but her real legacy will be the spaces she created for atraditional academics

27 Oct 2015