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

Frieze Bites

Seen and liked in London this Frieze week: Sluice_ in black & white, a witty sculpture at Sunday, rare books at Frieze Masters + some artfully ruined jeans

17 Oct 2015

Frieze Bites

Changing it up at PAD and Frieze Masters; Lee Ufan at Pace; Gutai, Zero and Kusama at Bonhams; Multiplied at Christie’s

16 Oct 2015

Frieze Bites

Seen and liked in London this Frieze week: A breath of fresh air at the Courtauld; outsider art at Frieze Masters; and a princess at the Chiltern Firehouse

15 Oct 2015

Frieze Bites

Seen and liked in London: star exhibits and media stars, crowds and crowdsourcing at the Frieze Masters preview last night

14 Oct 2015

Frieze Bites

Seen and liked in London this week: Richter at Dominique Levy, Boetti at Luxembourg & Dayan, and Larry Gagosian sampling the local beer

13 Oct 2015

Acquisitions of the Month: September 2015

Ivory medallions, Samuel Palmer’s lively letters and Maya Angelou’s birthday quilt have all found homes

7 Oct 2015

UK Government extends export bar on rare Egyptian ‘Sekhemka’ statue for a second time

The UK government has extended its export bar on a valuable ancient Egyptian statue known as the Sekhemka, in an effort to…

2 Oct 2015

Frieze Week: 8 Shows Not to Miss

The events and shows not to miss in London during Frieze Week

30 Sep 2015

German art historian Hartwig Fischer named British Museum director

The appointment will come as a surprise to many people in the UK

25 Sep 2015

Art critic Brian Sewell has died aged 84

Sewell, who worked at the Evening Standard for 30 years, was one of Britain’s most famous and acerbic critics

19 Sep 2015

Museum Trips: Five works of art broken by clumsy gallery-goers

In Taiwan this week a young boy stumbled into a 17th-century painting and broke it. He’s not the first…

26 Aug 2015

Antiquities minister calls on Egyptians to buy back the Sekhemka statue

Mamdouh Eldamaty has spoken out about the controversial sale of an ancient Egyptian statue in the UK

24 Aug 2015

Isis destroys ancient temple of Baalshamin in Palmyra

Syria’s head of antiquities reported the news on Sunday

23 Aug 2015
Cold weather forces precautionary measures at Pinacoteca di Brera

Italy’s ‘super directors’ – the winners and losers

20 new museum directors have been appointed as part of Dario Franceschini’s overhaul of Italy’s cultural sector

19 Aug 2015

Pompeii in progress? Conservation efforts continue at the ancient site

We take a look at some of the latest triumphs and setbacks

18 Aug 2015

New German Cultural Heritage Law Draws Protest from Artists and Collectors

Gerhard Richter and Georg Baselitz are among those taking a stand

14 Aug 2015

How Edmund de Waal came to love the colour white

The artist is to curate a show about the colour at the Royal Academy

12 Aug 2015

UK government extends export bar on £16 million Sekhemka statue

Will anyone step forward to buy the work for the nation?

11 Aug 2015

The Gardner Museum Theft 25 Years On

The FBI may know who stole them, but the location of 13 masterpieces remains a mystery

11 Aug 2015

Art Outlook

All-out strike at the National Gallery; Gulf Labor in Venice; €80million for cultural projects in Italy; and a new Global CEO for Bonhams

6 Aug 2015