France

Picasso’s former electrician sentenced to two-years in prison for holding stolen art

French court finds Pierre Le Guennec guilty of possessing a 271-strong stash of works by the artist

Published online: 20 March 2015

French President vows to block terrorist attacks on cultural heritage

François Hollande spoke at the Louvre, which is helping Iraq museums assess damage by Islamic State and organising Mesopotamia show in Lens

Published online: 19 March 2015

French police widen net in manuscripts investigation

In case against dealer charged with fraud, authorities are now looking at suppliers and other booksellers

Published online: 17 March 2015

Little-known civil servant in line for top Pompidou job

Serge Lasvignes named as Alain Seban’s successor

Published online: 03 March 2015

Siamese crown stolen from Château de Fontainebleau

Smash and grab raid of around 15 historic Asian artefacts happened on Sunday morning

Published online: 02 March 2015

Forgotten Portuguese Modernist gets Grand Palais show

Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso’s survey in Paris will be largest ever outside Portugal

Published online: 19 February 2015

Musée Maillol shuts its doors as management company files for bankruptcy

The Paris museum’s abrupt closure this weekend comes after falling attendance and rising debts

Published online: 18 February 2015

Prosecutor asks for five-year suspended prison sentence for Picasso’s former electrician

A final verdict is due next month in the trial against Pierre Le Guennec, who was found to have kept a box of the artist’s works in his garage for 40 years

Published online: 13 February 2015

Pompidou to pop up all over France

Paris museum plans to open temporary branches across the country

Published online: 12 February 2015

Vence prepares to house part of Yvon Lambert’s historic collection

As the French city holds talks with the dealer, the city authorities in Avignon remain tight-lipped about the future of their 15-year-old partnership with Lambert

Published online: 03 February 2015

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