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Amedeo Modigliani's Nu couché (sur le côté gauche) at Sotheby's Hong Kong in April 2018.

In defence of the catalogue raisonné

With the art market crying out for definitive catalogues, a new international association has been launched to support their production

5 Aug 2019
Orpheus Enchanting the Animals (16th century), attributed to Titian’s workshop.

Painting at Apsley House reattributed to Titian’s workshop

Plus: art dealer Joseph Nahmad could face jail time after pleading guilty to assault charges | Whitney Museum promotes two curators | and recommended reading

1 Aug 2019
A visualisation of what visitors to the Ara Pacis Museum see via their AR headsets. Image: © Zètema Progetto Cultura

The digital reconstructions bringing Roman ruins to life

From the Circus Maximus to the Ara Pacis, virtual and augmented reality can enhance our experience of ancient sites

30 Jul 2019
The Whitney Museum of American Art in 2014. Photo: Timothy Schenck

Eight artists withdraw from Whitney Biennial

Plus: Marisa Merz (1926–2019) | César Pelli (1927–2019) | Palais de Tokyo names Emma Lavigne as president | and recommended reading

22 Jul 2019
Royal statues from the kingdom of Dahomey (Benin), dating from 1890–92, currently at the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, photo: Gerald Julien/AFP/Getty Images

France to lend Benin €20 million for museum to house looted artefacts

Plus: Kurdish artist Zehra Doğan detained in Berlin following protest-performance | Charles Dickens Museum buys back portrait lost for 133 years | and recommended reading

19 Jul 2019
The Weston at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park building makes shortlist for RIBA Stirling Prize 2019

Plus: Notre-Dame reconstruction bill passes into law | Tate declares climate emergency, promising broad reevaluation of practices | and recommended reading

18 Jul 2019
Three of the items seized by the Department of Homeland Security during the course of the investigation into Subhash Kapoor and his co-defendants.

Art dealer Subhash Kapoor charged with running extensive smuggling ring

Plus: David Zwirner to open Paris space, citing Brexit concerns | Himali Singh Soin wins 2019 Frieze Artist Award | New York court rules that Nazi-looted Schiele works will remain with victim’s heirs | and Eberhard Havekost (1967–2019)

11 Jul 2019
The Getty Center in Los Angeles.

Joan Weinstein becomes director of Getty Foundation

Plus: Pace Gallery closes Beijing outpost | Tania Bruguera to launch investigative journalism initiative in Cuba | and recommended reading

9 Jul 2019
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Guggenheim Museum added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Plus: Douglas Crimp, 1944–2019 | British Museum defends relationship with BP | and recommended reading

8 Jul 2019
Untitled Film Still #21, (1978), Cindy Sherman. Courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures, new York; © Cindy Sherman

‘I’m trying to erase myself’ – an interview with Cindy Sherman

The artist has been taking photographs of herself for more than 40 years – but we mustn’t think of the results as self-portraits

27 Jun 2019
Joyce Pensato in 2014.

Joyce Pensato (1941–2019)

Plus: Hauser & Wirth to open arts centre in Menorca | World Monument Fund restores eastern half of Phnom Bakheng temple | and recommended reading

14 Jun 2019
Frida Kahlo with Olmec figurine (1939), Nickolas Muray.

Mexico library claims to discover first known audio of Frida Kahlo

Plus: Opening of Humboldt Forum delayed until 2020 | and 2019 Sobey Art Award shortlist announced

13 Jun 2019
Royal Museums Greenwich’s National Maritime Museum in London.

Former shipping executive Paddy Rodgers to direct Royal Museums Greenwich

Plus: David L. Lee elected president of Getty Trust board |  Flemish government to offer loans to contemporary art buyers | Stanley Tigerman (1930–2019) | Joe Overstreet (1933–2019)

6 Jun 2019
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, early on April 16, 2019.

Notre-Dame must be restored to previous appearance, says Senate

Plus: Lonnie G. Bunch III named secretary of Smithsonian Institution | Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art appoints João Laia as chief curator | and Horst H. Baumann (1934–2019)

29 May 2019
The National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, photographed on 3 September 2018, a day after a fire devastated the building.

Director of Brazil’s National Museum to seek funding from Europe

Plus: Lawrence Carroll (1954­–2019) | Herzog & de Meuron to design Brooks Museum building | Harvard’s Peabody Museum appoints Jane Pickering as director | and US Supreme Court declines appeal over Norton Simon Cranachs

22 May 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art, LA.

MOCA to offer free admission

Plus: Who bought Koons’ Rabbit? | Museum of London shares previously unseen photos of Queen Victoria | Protestors march from Whitney to trustee’s home | and recommended reading

20 May 2019
The Sackler Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Met will no longer accept money from Sacklers with Purdue Pharma ties

Plus: Czech culture minister resigns | David Attenborough honoured at Museums + Heritage Award | $91m Jeff Koons sculpture sale breaks records | Lutz Bacher (1943–2019)

16 May 2019

Turner Prize shortlist announced amid sponsor controversy

Plus: Pissarro painting looted by Nazis to remain in Spain | Berlinische Galerie closes due to structural problems | and Klaus Bussmann (1941–2019)

1 May 2019
Untitled (1950–55), Seydou Keïta.

Frieze, 1–54, and more – what’s in store in New York this month

A large slice of the Big Apple is given over to the two contemporary art fairs this May

1 May 2019
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, early on April 16, 2019.

Academics and curators urge caution in Notre-Dame repairs

Plus: American art museum condemns use of painting by AfD | Asia Society announces new triennial | Berlin museum returns remains to New Zealand | and recommended reading

30 Apr 2019
Okwui Enwezor in Venice in 2015.

‘The world was better because Okwui was around, fighting for what he believed’

Okwui Enwezor was not just an influential curator, but one of the most important public intellectuals of our time

16 Apr 2019
Hand puppets (from a set of five) (c. 1923), Eberhardt Schrammen. Klassik Stiftung Weimar

‘People have to be reminded that the Bauhaus started here’ – inside the new Bauhaus Museum in Weimar

The city is taking pains to address all aspects – both good and bad – of the legendary design school’s history

11 Apr 2019
The Pinacoteca de São Paulo.

Governor of São Paulo defends deep cuts to Brazil’s budget for culture

Plus: Carlos Urroz named director of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary | and Malevich portrait found to be the work of his student

9 Apr 2019
Ingrid van Engelshoven (Minister of Education, Culture and Science) with Meriem Bennani (Winner Art & Film Prize 2019) and Sandra den Hamer (Director Eye) during the Eye Film gala 2019

Meriem Bennani wins EYE Art & Film Prize

Plus: Antonio Asis (1932–2019) | Brooklyn Museum launches $25,000 prize for emerging artists | Fire at Brazil’s National Museum caused by air conditioning unit | and recommended reading

5 Apr 2019