The appointment will come as a surprise to many people in the UK
Sewell, who worked at the Evening Standard for 30 years, was one of Britain’s most famous and acerbic critics
In Taiwan this week a young boy stumbled into a 17th-century painting and broke it. He’s not the first…
Mamdouh Eldamaty has spoken out about the controversial sale of an ancient Egyptian statue in the UK
Syria’s head of antiquities reported the news on Sunday
20 new museum directors have been appointed as part of Dario Franceschini’s overhaul of Italy’s cultural sector
We take a look at some of the latest triumphs and setbacks
Gerhard Richter and Georg Baselitz are among those taking a stand
Recognise any of these?
The artist is to curate a show about the colour at the Royal Academy
Will anyone step forward to buy the work for the nation?
The FBI may know who stole them, but the location of 13 masterpieces remains a mystery
All-out strike at the National Gallery; Gulf Labor in Venice; €80million for cultural projects in Italy; and a new Global CEO for Bonhams
The headline winners are the Uffizi and the Colosseum
However this issue is resolved, it won’t be the last such confrontation
The incident raises difficult questions about private collectors and national interests
Does Jeff Koons own the concept of a balloon dog? And why did Lucian Freud turn Jerry Hall into a man?
Which major works have made it into public collections this month?
Tate Britain appoints its next director; Ai Weiwei denied a six-month visa by UK government; Paolozzi’s London Underground murals relocate to Edinburgh; and the National Gallery makes an unusual painting purchase
What should we expect from Tate Britain’s new director, and what does his appointment mean for the future of the Tate overall?
Preview the works that will go on display at the Royal Academy this autumn
John Berger’s seminal work Ways of Seeing inspired a lively conference at Royal Museums Greenwich