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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

BFI abandons plans for £130m film and television centre

Plus: Betty Woodman (1930–2018) | La Salle University plans to sell works from its art collection | Lahore Biennale confirms March opening date | Museums Association calls for ivory ban exemption for UK museums | Thorsten Sadowsky is appointed director of Salzburg’s Museum der Moderne

3 Jan 2018
Richard Long

Richard Long knighted in New Year’s Honours

Plus: Investigators recover stolen Hans Hofmann works | British Museum acquires Joseph Anton Koch drawing | Susan Moldenhauer retires as director of University of Wyoming Art Museum | and recommended reading

2 Jan 2018

Lambeth Council votes to demolish landmark London bus station

Plus: Chuck Close responds to sexual harassment allegations | Winnipeg Art Gallery receives $10m to establish centre for Inuit art | Scotland cuts cultural collections budget | and recommended reading

21 Dec 2017

Belfast’s MAC seeks emergency funding

Plus: Jens Hoffmann responds to Jewish Museum dismissal | Baltimore’s The Contemporary museum closes | Strasbourg City Museums appoints Paul François Lang as director | and Chuck Close is accused of sexual harassment

20 Dec 2017

Towner Art Gallery faces severe funding cuts

Plus: Hilary McGrady is director general of National Trust | Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta will curate 2019 Whitney Biennial | Guggenheim announces Hugo Boss Prize shortlist | Van Gogh Museum hails record visitor numbers

14 Dec 2017
Rendering of the Broad Street entrance of VCU's Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center. © Steven Holl Architects and the Institute for Contemporary Art, VCU


A new, non-collecting institution designed as a gateway between university and city

Richmond, Virginia

Spanish culture minister orders removal of works from Catalan museum

Plus: Anthea Hamilton to create Tate commission in 2018 | Mayor of London includes culture and creative industries in London-wide Brexit impact study | University of Notre Dame to build new art museum | and recommended reading

11 Dec 2017
Salvator Mundi (c. 1500), Leonardo da Vinci. Christie's

Abu Dhabi authorities announce that they own ‘Salvator Mundi’

Plus: Coventry named UK City of Culture 2021 | Palais Bellevue in Kassel is to become a museum | Sarah Cosulich appointed artistic director of Rome Quadriennale Foundation | and recommended reading

8 Dec 2017
Salvator Mundi (c. 1500), Leonardo da Vinci. Christie's

Saudi prince revealed as buyer of ‘Salvator Mundi’

Plus: Getty collection to stay put as wildfires rage in southern California | Laura Paulson to leave Christie’s | University of Iowa announces new gallery for its art collection | Anne-Imelda Radice to step down as director of American Folk Art Museum

7 Dec 2017