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Shortlist: Acquisition of the Year

Some of the most noteworthy additions to museum collections

Shortlist: Digital Innovation of the Year

Which arts institutions and organisations are making the best use of digital technology?

Artes Mundi: international art in Cardiff

One participating artist will win the Artes Mundi Prize, but this year the focus is on the exhibition as a whole

13 Nov 2014

The Week’s Muse: 8 November

Was the Musée Picasso worth the wait? Is the Turner Prize showing its age? News and comment from the Muse Room

8 Nov 2014
Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner in Mike Leigh's biopic of the artist, 'Mr. Turner' (2014), Courtesy Entertainment One

The Week’s Muse: 25 October

Artists on film; Spanish art in Durham; contemporary art in Paris; and auctions online

25 Oct 2014

Collectors’ Focus: September Apollo

Our September Collectors’ Focus looks at the market for gothic ivories

23 Sep 2014

Art Outlook: 18 September

What would Scottish independence mean for the arts? Is the Wallace Collection’s Great Gallery as good as they say? And who spends $65 million on a new pavement?

18 Sep 2014

The Week’s Muse: 6 September

Ed Vaizey at the Art Business Conference, hard times for the UK’s regional museums, the potential impact of Scottish independence on its museums, and what you should visit this autumn

6 Sep 2014

Vaizey promises action on ARR and ivory: The Art Business Conference

Ed Vaizey at the inaugural Art Business Conference, London

5 Sep 2014
Photo: Ishbel MacDonald/BBC

Bendor Grosvenor

36. Writer and art consultant, Edinburgh, UK

27 Aug 2014

‘Art Party’: Bob and Roberta Smith’s defense of art in schools

We spoke to the artist at the head of a campaign to keep creativity on the school curriculum

21 Aug 2014

Milking It: Delaware Art Museum will sell two more works of art

Winslow Homer’s ‘Milking Time’ and Alexander Calder’s ‘The Black Crescent’ are next up

11 Aug 2014

Northampton Museums lose Arts Council Accreditation

The Sekhemka sale has quickly become something of a case study in the dangers of deaccessioning

4 Aug 2014

The Week’s Muse: 2 August

40 Under 40; a gallery for Goldsmiths, art in Edinburgh; and a closer look at museum displays

2 Aug 2014

The Apollo Podcast July/August: The Imperial War Museum Reopens

Thomas Marks, Diane Lees and David Boyd Haycock discuss the role of art in commemorating the First World War

1 Aug 2014

The Week’s Muse: 26 July

Are encyclopaedic museums concentrating too much on contemporary art? News and comment from the Muse Room

26 Jul 2014

The model architect: touring Sir John Soane’s Museum

A number of the architect’s prized models are back on prominent display in Sir John Soane’s Museum

17 Jun 2014

The Week’s Muse: 14 June

News, comment and opinion from this week’s Muse Room: arts and crafts, ivory, twitter, public art, hidden stores and a $20 million stamp

14 Jun 2014

Mind the Gap: William Holman Hunt’s ‘Isabella’ should stay in Delaware

Should a museum, purportedly in order to save its head, sell off the jewel in its crown?

22 May 2014

First Look: ‘Mondrian and Colour’ at Turner Contemporary

The exhibition is the first to consider in depth the significance of colour to Piet Mondrian’s early career

19 May 2014

Review: Artists’ Scrapbooks at the ICA, London

The ICA’s Reading Room was put to good use recently with an exhibition of creative scrapbooks

18 May 2014

The Week’s Muse: 26 April

Print collecting, digital catalogues and curator chic… some of the discussions on the blog this week

26 Apr 2014