The campaign "No big ships" intensifies, photo by Nick Miller News

Leading museum directors and celebrities call on Italian government to ban giant ships from Venice

Petition signed by actors Rob Lowe, Cate Blanchett and Michael Caine as well as Richard Armstrong and Nicholas Penny (The campaign "No big ships" intensifies, photo by Nick Miller) Published online: 23 July 2014
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Hermitage film chronicles great museum's turbulent history

Director recalls how institution has been shaped by wars, revolution and purges

Published online: 24 July 2014

Critics of Corcoran merger plan will get their day in court

Judge decides that opponents' case should be heard next week

Published online: 23 July 2014

Rome's most profane Medieval frescoes unveiled

Gothic Hall of the Santi Quattro Coronati convent restored

Published online: 23 July 2014

Ashmolean exhibition reveals the real curse of Tutankhamun

Few scholars have researched the boy king's tomb and Howard Carter's archive

Published online: 22 July 2014

Jeff Koons's double exposure in Paris

Will the artist install balloon sculptures in the Louvre when Centre Pompidou hosts his retrospective?

Published online: 22 July 2014

Damien Hirst's London art space due to open next spring

Situation vacant to oversee artist's exhibitions and collection

Published online: 22 July 2014

 

Art Basel's director in Hong Kong to lead Bonhams in Asia

Magnus Renfrew returns to auction house as Swiss fair seeks replacement

Published online: 22 July 2014

Bibliophile Anthony Hobson dies

Former head of books at Sotheby's London was a leading expert in bookbinding

Published online: 21 July 2014

Goldsmiths' art school to build public gallery

Fundraising includes auction of works to be donated by star alumni

Published online: 21 July 2014

Experts condemn British government for failure to ratify convention protecting cultural property

Crossbench peer leads criticism of repeated delays despite widespread looting in Syria

Published online: 21 July 2014

 
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