United Kingdom

Folkestone Triennial opens with gold rush to the beach

The Berlin-based artist Michael Sailstorfer has buried 30 bars of gold in the beach of the town on the south coast of England for an interactive work

Published online: 28 August 2014

Phoenician shipwreck found off the coast of Malta could be the Mediterranean's oldest

But the exact location of the 2,700-year-old underwater ruin is being kept secret until research is finished

Published online: 27 August 2014

When Egypt was a land of three faiths and one god

British Museum and Berlin museums co-organise exhibition about Jewish and early Christian and Muslim communities on the Nile

Published online: 25 August 2014

Geographical society knocks third off price of Australian paintings in controversial sell-off

Will UK museum make a bid after Australian collector haggles successfully?

Published online: 22 August 2014

Snap decision

London’s National Gallery now welcomes personal photography in the galleries, stirring up a media debate

Published online: 20 August 2014

Online auctioneers raise the stakes with no buyer’s premium sales

Paddle8 and Dreweatts & Bloomsbury’s partnership challenges the norms

Published online: 14 August 2014

Cardiff prize show isn’t afraid to talk politics

The sixth edition of Artes Mundi includes work by artists responding to recent conflicts

Published online: 14 August 2014

Mummies lied about their age

New research shows that ancient Egyptians might have started preserving their dead 1,500 years earlier than originally thought

Published online: 13 August 2014

Saudi artist relates the human impact of Mecca’s redevelopment

As part of Sotheby’s Tuesday Talks, Ahmed Mater discussed the modernisation of Islam’s holiest city

Published online: 13 August 2014

Film about Ruskin and ‘Effie’ provides backing for new lecture series

Art critic’s love affair with Venice and fight to help save it will be the subject of inaugural talk

Published online: 11 August 2014

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