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The Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Belgium.

Belgian police raid homes in Russian forgery investigation

Plus: New art fair to launch in Taipei | and group organises against Memphis College of Art closure

20 Mar 2018
Andria Zafirakou receives the 'Global Teacher Prize' from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai during an award ceremony in Dubai on 18 March 2018.

London art teacher wins $1 million award

Plus: Shenzhen Biennale fires curator over sexual misconduct allegations | Gallerist donates James Joyce holdings to Morgan Library | Sotheby’s to bring first Old Master painting to Middle East | Kairos prize awarded to Frankfurt director | and recommended reading

19 Mar 2018

German government considers reducing VAT for art sales

Plus: Art Basel and UBS publish global art market report | UCL Culture restructuring proposal draws criticism | Adel Abdessemed withdraws video of burning chickens from exhibition in Lyon | and Michael Morgner wins inaugural Schmidt-Rottluff Art Prize

15 Mar 2018

Nan Goldin leads protest at the Met’s Sackler Wing

Plus: Dresden receives gift of 1,200 contemporary works | Director of Museum Morsbroich to step down | Hauser + Wirth to represent Zeng Fanzhi | and recommended reading

12 Mar 2018
Prague's Národní muzeum

Czech national museum finds fake gemstones in collection

Plus: Maria Inés Rodriguez faces dismissal from Bordeaux’s musée d’art contemporain | French high court rules in favour of Guggenheim Foundation in long running dispute | Lower Manhattan Council appoints Lili Chopra director of cultural programs, grants, and services | and recommended reading

9 Mar 2018
Emmanuel Macron in Burkina Faso

Experts appointed to reshape France’s approach to restitution

Plus: Rhode Island School of Design refutes claim to Picasso painting  | Art Newspaper launches French edition | and Yoko Ott named executive director of Portland’s Yale Union art centre

7 Mar 2018
Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini loses seat

Plus: Mondrian heirs claim ownership of four paintings in German museum | Eva Franch i Gilabert elected director of Architectural Association | French culture minister hints that Mona Lisa could be set for tour | and Trump nominates John Parrish Peede to chair NEH

6 Mar 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The critics putting the hatchet into Civilisations and ‘All Too Human’, why Ed Sheeran is going Anglo-Saxon, and more arty tittle-tattle

6 Mar 2018

Artists withdraw from ‘Great Exhibition of the North’

Plus: Ten charged in $50million fraud involving a painting by Picasso | Max Beckmann painting to remain at Städel Museum | French court annuls sentence for electrician in possession of missing Picasso works | National Portrait Gallery announces new painting prize | Andrew Schoelkopf appointed president of Art Dealers Association of America | and recommended reading

5 Mar 2018
Centre Pompidou Málaga

Centre Pompidou Málaga will stay open until 2025

Plus: Church of Holy Sepulchre reopens | Getulio Alviani (1939–2018) | Lost Monet discovered in Louvre storage | and Michelle Kuo is appointed a curator at MoMA

28 Feb 2018
Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Plan of Ancient Rome, 16th century, Pirro Ligorio, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Reconstructing ancient Rome

An extraordinarily ambitious attempt to map the city will set off as many arguments as it solves

27 Feb 2018
Hylas and the Nymphs (detail; 1896), J.W. Waterhouse. Manchester Art Gallery

Speaking up about art

Conversation can be a important and enjoyable way of paying attention to artworks

26 Feb 2018
Illustration by James Graham

Is arbitration the answer to settling disputes in the art world?

Privacy is just one of the advantages the arbitration process has over going to court

20 Feb 2018
The Switch House, now named The Blavatnik Building, at Tate Modern,Photo: © Iwan Baan

Report urges increased UK government funding to museums

Plus: Investigation criticises conduct of Queens Museum ex-director | Aaron I. Fleischman endows curatorial position at the Met | Jef Geys (1934–2018) | and Hirshhorn postpones projection following Florida shooting

15 Feb 2018

Berkshire Museum still faces legal challenge to deaccessioning plans

Plus: France returns three Joachim Patinir paintings to heirs of dispossessed Jewish collectors | NADA takes in 16 new members | Feitler family donates $5m to Smart Museum of Art | and Met’s Michelangelo show attracts more than 700,000 visitors

14 Feb 2018
Hylas and the Nymphs (1896), J.W. Waterhouse. Manchester Art Gallery

Waterhouse painting back on display in Manchester

Plus: Stonehenge tunnel could damage site of archaeological interest | Anglo-Saxon artefacts stolen in raid on charity | and recommended reading

5 Feb 2018

Art Jameel centre for contemporary art to launch in Saudi Arabia

Plus: Pace to open new space in Geneva | Robert Pincus-Witten (1935–2018) | Digital art museum to open in Tokyo | and recommended reading

29 Jan 2018
Ed Moses in Los Angeles in 2014, Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Art of Elysium

Ed Moses (1926–2018)

Plus: Report recommends transforming Toronto’s Old City Hall into museum | Frank Lloyd Wright building destroyed in Montana | Hamburg museum pulls Bruce Weber retrospective | Dennis Oppenheim sculpture destroyed in Busan | and recommended reading

19 Jan 2018
A scene from the Bayeux Tapestry, in which William the Conqueror rescues the future King Harold II from captivity in France and betrothes his daughter Aelfgifu to him.

Historic loan could allow Bayeux Tapestry to travel to UK

Plus: Leeds to host ‘Year of Culture’ celebrations despite exclusion from European programme | Aquitaine town demands restitution of bust from the Met | and Joseph Seipel named interim director of Richmond’s Institute for Contemporary Art

17 Jan 2018
Institute of Contemporary Art, Richmond

Director of Institute of Contemporary Art, Richmond, steps down

Plus: Rhizome awarded $1m grant by Mellon Foundation | Michael Ellis appointed UK culture minister | Justin Maciejewski appointed director general of National Army Museum | and recommended reading

12 Jan 2018

Neave Brown (1929–2018)

Plus: Letter raises concern over future of John Clare archive | ‘Modigliani’ paintings seized in Genoa are declared fakes | Philadelphia Museum of Art gets 24 new works from Souls Grown Deep Foundation | and David Zwirner plans new $50m Renzo Piano-designed space in New York

11 Jan 2018
New UK Culture, Media and Sports Secretary Matt Hancock arriving at 10 Downing Street on 9 January 2018. Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images

Matt Hancock is appointed UK culture secretary

Plus: Kynaston McShine (1935-2018) | Morgan Library & Museum receives $5m conservation and restoration grant | Belfast MAC receives £275,000 in emergency public funding | and US court orders release of Sotheby’s documents in Rybolovlev lawsuit

9 Jan 2018

Arup to create arts venue at Sheffield’s Park Hill estate

Plus: King Abdulaziz Center World Culture moves closer to full opening | Hartwig Fischer makes first visit to Iran | Manhattan Children’s Museum completes purchase of prospective new venue | and recommended reading

5 Jan 2018
An object from the Al Thani collection on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2014. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Indian jewels stolen from exhibition at Venice’s Palazzo Ducale

Plus: Met museum will charge admission for out-of-state visitors | Thomas Roma is accused of sexual misconduct | Massachusetts AGO’s Berkshire Museum inquiry will be done by end of January | UCLA art department appoints Andrea Fraser as chair | and National Museums Liverpool director retires

4 Jan 2018