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

Acquisitions of the Month: May 2015

Barbra Streisand donates to LACMA; the Met and the NGA pay homage to Aaron Douglas; SNPG celebrates the Scottish Colourist F. C. B. Cadell

31 May 2015

Have the SuicideGirls trumped Richard Prince?

An inventive 21st-century response to copyright infringement

30 May 2015

Art Outlook

Fighting continues in Palmyra; Tania Bruguera is detained in Havana; Richard Prince raids Instagram

28 May 2015

Fit for a Sun King: the Latona Fountain reopens at Versailles

Turtles, lizards and frog-men on Louis XIV’s famous fountain get a spectacular makeover

27 May 2015

Art Outlook

Fears for Palmyra as Islamic State militants seize neighbouring town; Anne Pasternak takes over at the Brooklyn Museum; Abramovic and Jay Z have a very public spat

21 May 2015

Selling the collection to save the house: Russborough and Irish heritage

Ireland should be more concerned over the dispersal of its cultural heritage

18 May 2015

Avert your Eyes: Censored Art Masterpieces

The Picasso painting censored by Fox 5 News is just the latest major artwork to be deemed indecent

18 May 2015

London Diary

Hockney’s psychedelic new creations at Annely Juda; Thomas Struth’s exceptional photographs at Marian Goodman; and Andre Kertesz at James Hyman

17 May 2015

Art Outlook

Chris Burden dies aged 69; the Royal Academy gets a redesign; architects crash the Turner Prize

14 May 2015

Highlights from ‘Inca: Conquests of the Andes’ in Dallas

The Inca Empire exerted extraordinary influence over Andean culture; but the region’s art was constantly changing

14 May 2015

Tretyakov Gallery searched in Moscow art smuggling investigation

We asked Russian art expert James Butterwick for comment

13 May 2015

10 things you could buy for the price of a $179m Picasso

$179.4 million goes a long way

12 May 2015

Art Outlook

It’s party week in New York and Venice, but there’s angst in Madrid

7 May 2015

The manipulative imagery of the Bali Nine executions

How art has been used as a pawn in the crisis

6 May 2015

Art and the Election

What have politicians promised; how are artists getting involved; and is anything likely to improve for the culture sector?

6 May 2015

Acquisitions of the Month: April 2015

Pop art for Chicago; a Duchamp archive for Stockholm; and a Dreamhouse for the Dia Art Foundation

4 May 2015

Ed Vaizey and museum professionals face off at pre-election hustings

It might have been an entertaining clash were there not so much at stake

1 May 2015

Michelle Obama’s challenge to museums

The First Lady called on US museums to widen access at the Whitney’s ribbon-cutting ceremony

1 May 2015

Changing of the guard: who will lead the UK’s museums?

Young and international: is a new type of director coming to London?

1 May 2015

Art Outlook

Cultural sites severely damaged in Nepal; major fire rips through Clandon Park; Museum of Biblical Art forced to close in New York

30 Apr 2015
The National Trust is launching an international design competition to restore Clandon Park, the 18th century Palladian house that was gutted by fire in 2015

Major blaze rips through Clandon Park

The great Palladian country house in Surrey has been very badly damaged

30 Apr 2015

How extensive is the cultural damage in Nepal?

Unesco World Heritage sites are severely damaged, but reconstruction might be an option

30 Apr 2015