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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

Cuban street artist back in police custody

Plus: Brussels museums shut down following terrorist attacks | Secrets of the Herculaneum scrolls revealed | and Sex Pistols graffiti recommended for listed status

22 Mar 2016

Fire destroys parts of Wythenshawe Hall

Plus: Trial begins for ‘cols rouges’ accused of theft at Drouot | Hiker discovers ultra rare ‘nostalgic coin’ | Inaugural Lahore Biennale announced | Anita Brookner (1928–2016)

15 Mar 2016

Francis Bacon paintings worth €30 million stolen in Madrid

Plus: Hauser Wirth & Schimmel opens in LA | National Portrait Gallery to show Leon Golub’s political portraits | Ed Vaizey to meet local MPs over Bradford museum debate | and the weekend’s best reviews & comment

14 Mar 2016

BP & Tate to part ways after nearly three decades

Plus: Aegean Airlines will sponsor Documenta 14 | Krist Gruijthuijsen named as director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art | Rubens’ Lot and His Daughters up for auction at Christie’s

11 Mar 2016

David Altmejd

Giants The exhibition “Giants” of Canadian artist David Altmejd opens on 18th March 2016 in the Forum of the Royal…

Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels

Sydney Biennale

The Biennale of Sydney is a non-profit organisation that presents Australia’s largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts festival. Held…


What’s the point of rebuilding Germany’s palaces?

The construction of Berlin’s Humboldt Forum on the site of the former Stadtschloss raises challenging questions

10 Mar 2016

Cambridge college considers repatriating its Benin Bronze

Plus: UK Culture Secretary will not intervene with Royal Photographic Society collection | Shots fired at Berlin LGBT museum | and three men jailed in connection with former art thief’s murder

9 Mar 2016

Monika Grütters confirms continued funding for Gurlitt research

Plus: Cranach’s Venus seized by authorities | Trouble brews at the Musée d’Orsay | Researcher claims to have found the only photograph of Van Gogh as an adult

3 Mar 2016

Why Facebook’s art censorship has landed it in court

Censoring a 19th-century painting has come back to bite the social networking site

26 Feb 2016

What would ‘Brexit’ mean for UK museums?

Eighth century Islamic Tombs Discovered in Nȋmes | Artists ‘Steal’ Bust of Nefertiti | FIAC Satellite Postponed | Winners Named for Anderson Ranch Awards

25 Feb 2016