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Frogmore House, The Queen's Library, Charles Wild, Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

The patronage of remarkable princesses

Some royal tastemakers have better taste than others – as the remarkable legacy of three Hanoverian princesses shows

25 Apr 2017

New York museum launches citizenship initiative

Plus: Court rules that Yves Bouvier cannot be sued in Singapore | Marc Porter appointed chairman of Christie’s Americas | Ancient ruins discovered in Iran | and Alistair Burtenshaw appointed director of Watts Gallery Trust

20 Apr 2017

Turkey plans museum dedicated to ‘martyrs’ of failed coup

Plus: Concerns over planned Academy Museum in LA | Ai Weiwei criticises Hong Kong after HSBC bank account refusal | Artists’ Pension Trust withdraws 18 lots from Sotheby’s | Getty Museum evacuated | Barkley L. Hendricks (1945–2017)

19 Apr 2017

Northern Ireland arts funding suffers due to political deadlock

Plus: Sculptor sues Manhattan church over removal of 9/11 memorial | May Xue stands down as Ullens Center CEO | Carolee Schneeman wins Venice Biennale lifetime achievement award

18 Apr 2017
The records of the Stasi, former East German secret police, are stored at the Stasi Museum, in Berlin. (Photo: 21 February, 2017).

Germany to investigate mass art seizures by the Stasi

Plus: Musée d’Orsay accused of discrimination | Warhol Foundation files pre-emptive lawsuit over ‘Prince’ series dispute | and Robert Ryman donates 21 works to Dia Art Foundation

13 Apr 2017

Tehran gallerists charged with plotting to overthrow the state

Plus: National Museum of Ireland pays out over historic staff complaints | Settlement reached over fake Rothko painting | Jeffrey Deitch to open Los Angeles gallery | and abc Berlin and Art Cologne in talks to start joint fair

12 Apr 2017
Visualisation of Gdansk's Museum of the Second World War building designed by Studio Kwadrat

Director of Poland’s Second World War Museum dismissed

Plus: Ownership dispute over Israel Museum’s Bird’s Head Haggadah | Uncertainty over Art Gallery of New South Wales director’s contract | and artists pen open letter to Documenta to protest evictions in Athens

11 Apr 2017

Strike closes Centre Pompidou for 11th consecutive day

Plus: Patrick Sears to step down as director of Rubin Museum | More than €150,000 worth of jewels stolen from Art Paris fair | Victoria Miro announces new gallery in Venice | and Roanne Dods (1966–2017)

6 Apr 2017

Hermitage increases security following St Petersburg metro attack

Plus: Stolen Norman Rockwell painting recovered in Philadelphia | J.M.W. Turner’s Ehrenbreitstein to be auctioned at Sotheby’s | Okwui Enwezor wins 2017 International Folkwang Prize | Richard Parry to direct Glasgow International | and Leeds Art Gallery to reopen to the public in October

5 Apr 2017

Italian police make arrests to foil terror attack in Venice

Plus: Arts advocates march in Boston | Artists clash with police in Beijing | Iron Age chariot discovered in Yorkshire | and recommended reading

31 Mar 2017

Hermitage deputy director placed under house arrest

Plus: Turner Prize age limit scrapped, and judges announced for 2018 | Getty Research Institute acquires Frank Gehry archives | Herzog & de Meuron to convert Brooklyn power station into arts hub | and Pompidou anniversary celebrations cancelled due to strike

30 Mar 2017

UN adopts resolution to protect cultural heritage

Plus: Thomas Krens questions Guggenheim Abu Dhabi scheme | Christie’s calls off June postwar and contemporary sales | Phillips appoints Laurence Calmels as regional director for France | and recommended reading

27 Mar 2017
The artist Corrina Mehiel, who has been murdered in Washinton, D.C.

Artist murdered in Washington, D.C.

Plus:Angela Merkel to receive Elie Wiesel Award | New exhibition space at Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art | Christina Poggi to direct Institute of Fine Arts at NYU | And recommended reading

24 Mar 2017

Survey points to gender gap in US museum directorships

Plus: Geffrye Museum receives £12.3m lottery grant | Documenta requests additional state funding | and photographs reveal extent of damage to stolen Guercino painting

23 Mar 2017

Winning designs announced for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth

Plus: Global fund to protect cultural heritage launched | Artists and critics demand removal of painting from Whitney Biennial | Katharine Stout named deputy director at ICA | Trisha Brown (1936–2017) | David Rockefeller (1915–2017)

21 Mar 2017

Man charged after attack on Gainsborough painting

Plus: Republican legislators express support for US arts funding | Pompidou Centre made no profit from record-breaking Koons show  | Christie’s removes work from Dubai auction | and recommended reading

20 Mar 2017

Monarch of the Glen to stay in Scotland after £4 million fundraising drive

Plus: Georgina Jackson to direct Douglas Hyde Gallery | Brooke Davis Anderson leaves Prospect New Orleans for Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts | Stolen Etruscan vessel to return to Italy | and recommended reading

17 Mar 2017

Trump proposes to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts

Plus: Superflex to take on Tate Modern Turbine Hall commission | Jerusalem gallery faces eviction following ‘politically charged’ art event | Stolen paintings recovered in Denmark | and Hendrikje Crebolder joins Rijksmuseum board of directors

16 Mar 2017

‘Spectacular’ archaeological remains discovered in Algiers

Plus: Franz Marc’s Tower of Blue Horses ‘may have survived the war’ | Miety Heiden named head of sales at Phillips | and Claudia Dillmann to leave Deutsches Filmmuseum after 20 years

15 Mar 2017
Street Scene, (1958), Mimi Gross. Photo: Jeffrey Sturges; courtesy the artist

Remembering a time when New York’s art scene was run by artists

It’s about time the city’s early artist-led spaces were re-evaluated

13 Mar 2017

Jeff Koons and Centre Pompidou fined for ‘counterfeit’ work

Plus: Turkish artist jailed for depicting destruction of Kurdish city | Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn evacuated after bomb threat | Stephanie Rosenthal named CEO and director of Martin-Gropius-Bau | and recommended reading

10 Mar 2017

Christie’s to close South Kensington branch

Plus: Bernard Arnault to open new art space in Paris | Louvre security staff to strike | and Beyer Blinder Belle to become the Frick’s executive architect

8 Mar 2017
Gustav Metzger, the pioneer of auto-destructive art, has died in London aged 90. London Fieldworks (Jo Joelson and Bruce Gilchrist)

Gustav Metzger, inventor of auto-destructive art, has died aged 90

Plus: Max Beckmann’s granddaughter makes major donation to Munich’s museums | First Baltic Artists’ Award winners announced | Eleven bidders announced for the UK City of Culture 2021

2 Mar 2017
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Meet Donald Trump’s artistic entourage

The second lady is a vocal advocate of art therapy and an art historian has joined the National Security Council

2 Mar 2017