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FIAC to expand into Petit Palais

Plus: Artists petition Israel to release Palestinian poet | Agustín Arteaga appointed director of Dallas Museum of Art | Irish Museum of Modern Art and Hennessy establish acquisition fund

15 Jul 2016

Karen Bradley appointed UK culture secretary

Plus: Pavlensky stripped of Human Rights Foundation award | Julius von Bismarck wins Wolfsburg art prize | and David Bowie’s art collection comes up for auction

14 Jul 2016

Museum dedicated to Tiananmen Square protests announces temporary closure

Plus: Niels Van Tomme to take over at De Appel Arts Center | Aarhus to host new triennial in 2017 | World Monuments Fund forced to cut almost 25 per cent of jobs

12 Jul 2016

Germany passes controversial Cultural Property Protection Law

Plus: Michael Simpson wins John Moores Painting Prize | Valeria Napoleone to exhibit collection in travelling exhibition | Peter Doig sued for denying authorship of painting | and Timothy Taylor to open US gallery

8 Jul 2016
Martin Roth, director of the Victorian and Albert Museum, accepts the Art Fund's Museum of the Year Award 2016 from the Duchess of Cambridge, during a ceremony at the Natural History Museum, London.

Why the V&A is Museum of the Year – and also a museum of the future

The museum was recently awarded the Art Fund’s most prestigious award, but there are challenges as well as opportunities ahead

8 Jul 2016

Art Institute of Chicago acquires newly rediscovered Sebastiano painting

Plus: Iranian artist prevented from leaving the country | Ellsworth Kelly Foundation donates $1 million to FCA for new award | Mami Kataoka named artistic director of 21st Sydney Biennale | and K.G. Subramanyan (1924–2016)

4 Jul 2016

British Museum celebrates ‘most successful year ever’

Plus: Justine Simons appointed London’s deputy mayor for culture | UK memorials to war dead listed to mark anniversary of the Somme | Tod Williams and Billie Tsien selected to design Obama Presidential Library | Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac confirms plans for Mayfair gallery | and Guy Ullens announces intention to hand over ownership of UCCA

1 Jul 2016

Art Nocturne Knocke

Art Nocturne Knocke has become one of the most prestigious arts fairs of the European summer season. Young art lovers…

CC Scharpoord, Knokke-Heist

Ancient Burmese Buddhist site at risk from botched restoration

Plus: Philipp Demandt appointed director of Städel Museum and Liebieghaus | Didier Aaron and Kraemer withdraw from Biennale des Antiquaires | George Lucas abandons Chicago museum plans | and recommended reading

27 Jun 2016

National Trust for Scotland set to axe one in four jobs

Plus: Roman coins discovered in Devon shed new light on empire | Clara Drummond wins BP Portrait Award | Contemporary Art Society and Frieze launch acquisition fund for UK museums | State Hermitage Museum to open Barcelona outpost | Picasso’s Femme Assise sets record for Cubist painting at Sotheby’s | and Art Cologne reschedules due to clash with Berlin Gallery Weekend

22 Jun 2016
Arkwright's cotton mill, Cromford (c. 1795–6), Joseph Wright of Derby

Derby Museum acquires Joseph Wright paintings despite financial cuts

Plus: Sotheby’s plans modern and contemporary African art sales | Volksbühne Theatre staff protest Chris Dercon’s appointment as director | MoMA PS1 extends free admission period | and Zaha Hadid honoured on Iraqi postage stamp

21 Jun 2016

British Museum challenges local tax bill

Plus: V&A announces partnership with State Tretyakov Gallery and Vogue Russia | Artists’ Union England receives formal recognition | MoMA parts ways with Sally Berger | ArtNews SA files for bankruptcy | Adjaye Associates to design Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art | and Gillett Griffin (1928–2016)

17 Jun 2016

Australia’s arts sector launches national day of action against cuts

Plus: Romania seeks funds to buy €11 million Brâncuşi sculpture | Damien Hirst sued for plagiarism by jewellery designer | ‘Lost’ Gauguin still-life discovered in Connecticut | Smuggled artworks seized in Istanbul | Olivier Meslay named director of Clark Art Institute

16 Jun 2016

UNESCO director general: protection of cultural heritage a ‘humanitarian imperative’

Plus: Barbara Hepworth works raise £2.2 million for school | Franz West Private Foundation accused of embezzlement | Science Museum reveals plan for new interactive gallery | Angela Vettese named director of Arte Fiera | and recommended reading: Tate Modern past & present

15 Jun 2016

The Smithsonian is coming to London

Plus: David Nahmad admits he owns an allegedly looted Modigliani | Clare McAndrew leaves TEFAF for Art Basel | Finalists announced for ING Unseen Talent Award | and recommended reading

14 Jun 2016

Lost cities discovered beneath Cambodian jungle

Plus: Museum of London reveals design shortlist | Quimper’s Le Quartier art centre closes due to funding difficulties | Marie Lavandier named director of Louvre-Lens | Michael Craig-Martin and other arts figures named in Queen’s Birthday Honours | Scott Stulen named director of Philbrook Museum of Art | and recommended reading

13 Jun 2016

Gregor Muir takes charge of Tate’s international art collection

Plus: Pyotr Pavlensky released from custody | Police investigate multiple church thefts in Doubs | Manhattan street renamed in honour of Norman Rockwell | and recommended reading

9 Jun 2016

Antiquities discovered in diplomatic car en route to Jerusalem

Plus: US Senators voice 'moral duty' to recover Nazi-looted art | Bronx Museum of the Arts forced to postpone exhibition after Cuba halts loans | Ghulam Mohammad awarded Jameel Prize | Malaysian artist investigated for sedition | and Tunga (19522016)

8 Jun 2016

Louvre remains closed, while hundreds of works are damaged at the Musée Girodet

Plus: Ruined Sebastiano del Piombo masterpiece has been restored | Gilbert & George announce plans for east London museum | Lynette Yiadom-Boakye wins Sky Arts award | Trevor Paglen wins Deutsche Börse photography prize | and Christie’s to auction the collection of Brian Sewell

6 Jun 2016

Henry Moore’s ‘Old Flo’ to return to East London

Plus: Report into private museums submitted to IRS | Shortlist announced for Sobey Award | Mellon Foundation grants V&A research institute £1.75 million | David Roche’s collection to go on show in Adelaide | and recommended reading

2 Jun 2016

Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture

The Grimaldi Forum will present the work of Francis Bacon from a unique angle: the influence of French culture and…

Grimaldi Forum, Monaco

Hayward Gallery moves north of the river for one-off show

Plus: Dutch Museums to build joint collection centre | Artists call for boycott of Rio Olympics | National Media Museum remains silent over rebranding

1 Jun 2016

Stonehenge among sites threatened by climate change, warns UN report

Plus: Christie’s to lead 250th anniversary sale with Constable ‘masterpiece’ | Russia’s National Centre for Contemporary Arts absorbed into State Museum and Exhibition Center | Ai Weiwei studio member detained by Greek police | UC San Diego to convert university art gallery into classroom | Yuri Pattison wins 2016 Frieze Artist award | and Patrick George (1923-2016)

26 May 2016
Mirror valve: game of chess, from the Louvre collection

Antique ivory poses no threat to elephant conservation: in fact, it needs protection itself

Antiques dealers have cause for concern, but there’s also an opportunity to broaden the debate…

25 May 2016