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Sotheby’s declares ‘Frans Hals’ painting a fake

Plus: Former Tisch Asia students file lawsuit against New York University | Portland Art Museum announces Rothko partnership | Caruso St John wins Stirling Prize for Newport Street Gallery

7 Oct 2016

Roman coins discovered in ruins of castle in Okinawa

Plus: Arrests in Greece over alleged antiquities smuggling | Local authority posits total funding cut to Lyon’s Musée des Confluences | ICA Miami closes due to Hurricane Matthew | and Tate acquires works at Frieze with WME | IMG Fund

6 Oct 2016

Arts Council England reveals ‘ambitious’ funding for 2018–22

Plus: Audrey Azoulay announces funding increase for French museums | Czech police arrest Russian artist for hooliganism | Otto Dix picture book rediscovered | and Leipzig Academy of Arts launches enrolment programme for refugees

5 Oct 2016

David Byrne to stage neuroscience exhibition at Pace

Plus: 3Arts awards $250,000 to 10 Chicago artists | Hauser & Wirth announces worldwide representation of Arshile Gorky Estate | and Sam Gappmayer takes over at John Michael Kohler Arts Center

4 Oct 2016

Exhibition at Sakharov Center vandalised by Russian nationalists

Plus: Met faces lawsuit over Picasso painting allegedly sold under duress | Activists claim British Museum ‘broke own rules’ over BP sponsorship | David Adjaye and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye join Serpentine board | and recommended reading

3 Oct 2016

Metropolitan Museum cuts 34 jobs

Plus: Portuguese government decides to keep Miró works in Porto | Catherine Pégard to stay on as director at Versailles | Durham University and Auckland Castle join up to create £1.6 million research centre for Spanish art | and Tino Sehgal wins 2016 Hans Molfenter Prize

29 Sep 2016

François Hollande announces creation of global fund for protection of cultural heritage

Plus: Tate acquires Joan Carlile portrait | Todd Palmer appointed executive director of Chicago Architecture Biennale | Gallery of Everything opens with Jarvis Cocker show in London

21 Sep 2016
Study of a Kneeling Man (c.1529), Titian.

Export bar for £4.4 million Titian drawing

Plus: Manuel Rabaté named director of Louvre Abu Dhabi | New impetus for Frank Gehry designed Eisenhower memorial | Neolithic statuette discovered in Turkey | and Roger Hiorns wins 2016 Faena Prize

20 Sep 2016
Ivory diptych showing images of the muses together with ancient scholars or scientists (5th century), possibly Gaul. Musée du Louvre.

A golden opportunity to protect antique ivory

It’s time to acknowledge, once and for all, that bona fide antiques are simply not a concern when it comes to tackling the illegal trade in African ivory

20 Sep 2016

Should the art market be more transparent?

The art market needs to regulate itself better if it is to keep the legislators off its back

16 Sep 2016

MoMA makes exhibition archive available online

Plus: Renders of Thomas Heatherwick’s Hudson Yards project unveiled | Design competition for UK Holocaust Memorial Centre launched | Solveig Settemsdal awarded Jerwood Drawing Prize | Hamza Walker named director of LAXART | and Northern England dominates Victorian Society’s ‘Top Ten Endangered Buildings’ list

15 Sep 2016
York Art Gallery. Photo © Giles Rocholl

Museum entry fees have little impact on visitor diversity, study suggests

Plus: Kamel Mennour to open London space | American Museum of Natural History moves forward with expansion plans

9 Sep 2016

Turkish government suspends archaeological work at Ephesus

Plus: Thirty-eight convicted over Drouot thefts | Museum of Arts and Design names Jorge Daniel Veneciano as director | Steve McQueen wins Johannes Vermeer Art Award | and London’s Lincoln Plaza named ‘worst new building in UK’

7 Sep 2016
Claire Hsu

Claire Hsu

39, Co-founder and Director, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong

1 Sep 2016

Italy to donate takings from state museums to earthquake victims

Plus: Earthquake in Burma damages scores of pagodas | Around 70 per cent of artefacts recovered in Syria and Lebanon are fakes, says antiquities chief | Tessa Giblin named director of Talbot Rice Gallery | and Steve McQueen awarded BFI fellowship

25 Aug 2016

Restitution made easy? Germany rethinks how it deals with Nazi-looted art

Reforms to the Limbach Commission, which deals with restitution claims, are welcome – but they won’t be enough

17 Aug 2016

National Trust acquires exceptional Isaac Oliver miniature

Landmark art project in Detroit to be dismantled | Minneapolis Institute of Art launches longterm initiative for Asian art | and arrests made in connection with theft of a Banksy copy

16 Aug 2016

Polynesian sculpture 200 years older than previously thought

Campaign launched to save east London artists’ studios | War photography installation vandalised in Leipzig | and Jorge Daniel Veneciano to step down at Museo del Barrio

15 Aug 2016

Chilean film makers demand return of Easter Island statue from UK

Plus: Joseph Rosa appointed director of Frye Museum | Penelope Curtis to curate contemporary art section at TEFAF Maastricht | and Auckland Castle’s Zurbarán paintings to tour US

12 Aug 2016

Arts Council England grants £12.2 million to museums

Plus: Studies paint disappointing picture for diversity at US museums | Turkey’s Biennial postponed | Rich Aste appointed director of McNay Art Museum | and funding cuts for public art at Rio Olympics

3 Aug 2016

15th-century Netherlandish masterpiece will stay in the UK

Plus: Uffizi’s Vasari Corridor could be cleared of paintings | New fellowship created to explore intersection of art and philosophy | Shanghai Project exhibition postponed | and Luc Hoffman (1923-2016)

26 Jul 2016

Louvre-Lens to restore long-lost Le Brun painting

Plus: Royal Collection acquires Van Dyck’s preparatory sketch for Charles I portrait | Rashid Johnson joins Guggenheim Board | Black Mountain College Museum names new executive director | and Bernard Dufour (1922–2016)

25 Jul 2016
Pampulha Modern Ensemble, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, in Brazil

UNESCO adds 12 new cultural sites to its World Heritage List

From Le Corbusier’s modernist buildings to impressive prehistoric architecture, here’s a round-up of the new additions

22 Jul 2016

Henry VIII’s flagship back on public view in Portsmouth

Plus: Le Corbusier buildings added to UNESCO World Heritage List | Parviz Tanavoli permitted to leave Iran | The Contemporary Austin announces new $100,000 art prize | and Billy Name (19402016)

19 Jul 2016