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Mannequins: from the artist’s studio to fetish object

After being closed for renovation for eight months, the Musée Bourdelle is kicking off its reopening programme with the exhibition…

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Editor’s Letter: The single-artist museum

The single-artist museum

2 Mar 2015

Family Man: the Foundling Museum presents another side to Jacob Epstein

A candid look at the artist’s portraits of his children

9 Feb 2015

First Look: ‘The Art and Craft of Elena Polenova’ at Watts Gallery

Polenova was leading figure from the Russian Arts and Crafts movement

14 Nov 2014

‘Silent Partners’: mannequins at the Fitzwilliam Museum

How have artists used mannequins and dolls to manipulate their audiences?

10 Nov 2014

County Durham celebrates its Spanish heritage

Auckland Castle, the Bowes Museum and Durham University host a major Spanish Art symposium which draws on the region’s own superb collections

22 Oct 2014

Ten house museums to visit this year

A few of the best house museums around, from Sir John Soane’s Museum in London to the Frick Collection in NYC

18 Sep 2014

Arts Council Funding: Winners and Losers

Which visual arts organisations have seen the biggest changes?

2 Jul 2014

Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014: Shortlist Announced

The Art Fund Museum of the Year 2014 shortlist has been announced

25 Apr 2014
The heart of M74, otherwise known as the Phantom Galaxy, recorded by the James Webb Telescope.

With the James Webb Telescope, star-gazing has become even more sublime

As data from NASA’s telescope is translated into images we can understand, the wonders it reveals are still out of this world

11 Sep 2022
The Arch Henry Moore

Henry Moore’s hoarding habits

The British sculptor’s monumental, minimal forms drew influence from his wide-ranging collection of ethnographic artefacts

5 Aug 2022
Oba Ewuare II (right), receiving restituted Benin Bronzes from Aberdeen and Cambridge universities in a ceremony in February 2022.

Are frictions in Nigeria jeopardising the return of the Benin Bronzes?

With cracks appearing in the relationships of institutions in Nigeria, Barnaby Phillips wonders where the returned Benin Bronzes are going to end up

28 Apr 2022
Le Parc des Sources, Vichy (1970), David Hockney.

David Hockney sees through it all at the Fitzwilliam

The painter may be fond of his iPad, but his longstanding suspicion of the technologies that have tied artists to linear perspective is to the fore here

15 Apr 2022
Four stained-glass panels from a group of eight depicting scenes from the life of John the Baptist, made in Rouen in c. 1510 and installed in the south wall of the Burrell Collection, Glasgow.

Will the new Burrell Collection give Glasgow global reach?

After six years of work, the city’s most singular museum is reopening. But while it is once again filled with wonders, there are also questions to be answered

23 Mar 2022
Unbaled Truck (2021), Charles Ray.

Charles Ray and the art of keeping body and soul together

The sculptor may work with many different materials but the main ingredient in his art, he says, is time

28 Feb 2022
Watercolor. No. 5 (1942), Raymond Jonson. Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento.

The artists who wanted to rise above it all

The Transcendental Painting Group in New Mexico was sidelined for its esoteric beliefs, but its members are slowly entering the mainstream

20 Nov 2021
A giant amethyst geode from Uruguay, installed in the Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals at the American Museum of Natural History, New York. Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP via Getty Images

Jewel identity – what can we glean from gems and minerals in museums?

In museums, minerals are both everyday matter and also objects of scientific interest – but they carry more intangible meanings too

18 Nov 2021
Basel old town.

My cultural city – Basel’s captivating contrasts, with Josef Helfenstein

The director of the Kunstmuseum Basel picks out his cultural highlights from a city in which vibrant traditions meet cosmopolitan flair

2 Aug 2021

Picking up the tabby – the T.S. Eliot estate helps out the Brontë Parsonage Museum

The T.S. Eliot estate has donated £20,000 to help keep the Brontë Parsonage Museum open. Rakewell wonders what the Brontë sisters would have made of ‘Cats’

11 Sep 2020
Visitors to the Petit Musée de la Récade inside the Centre for Arts and Culture in Cotonou, Benin, on 17 January 2020.

Private enterprise – the individuals who are taking restitution into their own hands

While museums deliberate about returning objects that were taken from their places of origin without consent, it is easier for individuals to act

1 Aug 2020
Installation view of ‘The Ecstatic Eye: Sergei Eisenstein, a filmmaker at the crossroads of the arts’ at the Pompidou-Metz in September 2019.

At the movies, in the museum

What does it mean to make cinema – and film directors in particular – the subject of museum exhibitions?

11 Jul 2020
Lee Miller, photographed in Egypt in 1939 by Roland Penrose (detail).

Guests and gadgets – in the kitchen with Lee Miller

Lee Miller’s last great reinvention is also her least well known – as an accomplished and authoritative cook at her East Sussex farmhouse

1 Jun 2020

School of rock – inside the new-look Aberdeen Art Gallery

After a £35m renovation and expansion, the granite city can finally display its collections in the manner they deserve

18 Dec 2019