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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

Stedelijk Museum begins search for new contemporary art venue

Plus: Christie’s to open exhibition space in Beijing | Art Basel announces winner of BMW Art Journey | Eva Birkenstock appointed director of Düsseldorf Art Foundation | and recommended reading

25 May 2016

‘Conservative in art, radical in politics’: James Boswell and the Artists’ International Association

Boswell’s acutely observed satires sum up the social and political issues of the 1930s

25 May 2016

Courtauld secures £9.4 million from Heritage Lottery Fund

Plus: De Appel board of trustees resigns | Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art under fire for ‘anti-Christian’ painting | BADA and ABA form closer ties | and recommended reading

24 May 2016

Rebecca Rabinow leaves the Met to lead the Menil Collection

Plus: Artists join campaign for the UK to stay in the EU | Lost Renaissance sculptures found in Moscow | Indianapolis Museum of Art slightly less in debt

20 May 2016

Sadiq Khan gives conditional backing to Garden Bridge

Plus: Climate change protests force temporary closure of British Museum | Ai Weiwei: EU’s refugee deal with Turkey is ‘immoral’ | Cairo’s Museum of Islamic Art signs deal with Louvre | Pratt Institute president to step down | Brooklyn Museum offers staff buyouts | Milwaukee Art Museum names new director | and recommended reading

19 May 2016

Russian artist allegedly beaten by police

Plus: Phillips raises threshold for buyer’s premium | Director of Scottish National Gallery to retire | Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego names new director | and recommended reading

18 May 2016

Italy criticised for mismanagement of EU culture funding

Plus: Sainsbury family members sign letter objecting to British Museum's BP sponsorship | Australia Council for the Arts to invest $112 million in arts organisations | Cheyenne Westphal joins Phillips | and recommended reading

16 May 2016

Paintings stolen in Verona heist recovered in Ukraine

Plus: New York’s auction ‘gigaweek’ concludes with mixed results | Vincent Price Art Museum names new director | Roger Khawam (1922–2016) | and recommended reading

13 May 2016

Shortlist announced for 2016 Turner Prize

Plus: Members of performance group arrested in Egypt | Sotheby’s contemporary sale rallies spirits | Paddle8 and Auctionata to join forces | Indiana University Art Museum receives $15 million donation | Winners announced for Jerwood/FVU awards

12 May 2016

Mahmoud Hawari named director of Palestinian Museum

Plus: Aby Rosen reaches settlement over unpaid tax on works of art | Public art commission censored in Istanbul | Fire damages Rosemarie Trockel’s Cologne home | Victorian Society invites public to nominate UK’s top 10 endangered buildings | Plus recommended reading

5 May 2016

FBI conduct raid in connection with Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft

Plus: Has the wreck of the HMS Endeavour been discovered? | Baltimore Museum of Art announces new director | Marisol Escobar (1930–2016) | and recommended reading

3 May 2016

Museum of the Year shortlist announced

Plus: Ai Weiwei to make documentary about refugee crisis | Labour protests continue at Guggenheim | Wim Delvoye plans museum in Iran | Matteo Del Fante announced as new president of Palazzo Strozzi | Armory Show to merge contemporary and modern sections | Recommended reading

29 Apr 2016

Is London’s skyscraper boom damaging the city?

Peter Murray and Gillian Darley debate whether London’s changing skyline is leaching the city’s history

27 Apr 2016

Reconstruction work to begin on Nepal’s damaged heritage sites

Plus: Culture secretary accused of political bias over National Gallery appointment | Walton Family Foundation donates $10 million to the National Gallery of Art | Unseen Freud self-portrait to go on display at National Portrait Gallery | Istanbul’s Art International Fair postponed | Myrna Ayad appointed as director of Art Dubai

25 Apr 2016

Damien Hirst sculptures may be leaking dangerous gas

Plus: Cairo’s Townhouse Gallery to be restored | Joint exhibition of Gurlitt collection delayed | Smithsonian American Art Museum director to step down | Shortlist announced for Art Mill international design competition | William Kentridge makes major donation to EYE | Recommended reading: Zaha Hadid’s legacy and a golden flush at the Guggenheim?

21 Apr 2016

Spotlight on Seattle, where Asian and Western art collide

The Association for Asian Studies chose Seattle for its annual conference this year, and with good reason

20 Apr 2016

Guggenheim breaks off negotiations with labour activists

Plus: Roman villa unearthed in Wiltshire garden | Richard Smith (1931–2016) | Recommended reading

18 Apr 2016

Yana Peel announced as new Serpentine director

Plus: FBI offers $25,000 for Springfield Museum’s stolen Warhols | Egyptian authorities move to demolish Townhouse Gallery | Daniel Libeskind reveals plans for Kurdish museum in Irbil | Australia deports Oscar Murillo after artist destroys passport | Two men arrested in connection with murder of Oxford art dealer | Could there be a second ‘lost Caravaggio’ hidden away in France? | and Elmgreen & Dragset appointed curators of 15th Istanbul Biennial

13 Apr 2016

Shakespeare First Folio discovered on Scottish island

Plus: ‘Panama Papers’ shine light on art world’s offshore dealings | Leopold Museum returns Schiele drawings to descendants of former owner | Ben Rivers wins EYE art & film prize | Recommended reading – Donald Trump’s taste in art and Palmyra after ISIS

8 Apr 2016

Cornelius Gurlitt’s controversial collection to go on public display

Plus: Rembrandt’s portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet goes on display in Cardiff | Another ‘Rembrandt’ is unveiled in Amsterdam | Jan Fabre resigns as artistic director of Athens and Epidaurus Festival | Has a ‘lost’ Caravaggio painting been discovered in France? | and Klaus Biesenbach awarded Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit

5 Apr 2016

We need ethnographic museums today – whatever you think of their history

Ethnographic collections need to be living collections, representative of cultural diversity and mindful of traditions

29 Mar 2016

Syrian government forces advance on Palmyra

Plus: Are attacks on artistic freedom on the rise? | Italy’s culture reforms come under fire from archaeologists | £3.1 million grant for Old Royal Naval College’s Painted Hall | Martin Creed to get first US retrospective

24 Mar 2016