Museums

Hailstorm does €1.5m worth of damage to Florence's museums

Last week’s intense downpour caused leaks in a number of historic buildings

Published online: 22 September 2014

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Berlin Art Week builds on its strengths

The city's annual art festival has expanded beyond its commercial roots—but still keeps its mind on the local market

Published online: 20 September 2014

Designs for Beijing mega-museum unveiled

Jean Nouvel’s plans for the expanded National Art Museum of China include an internal garden and sprawling open-air roof terrace

Published online: 20 September 2014

The Louvre’s director Jean-Luc Martinez reveals revolutionary changes ahead

Work begins this month on improving the Pyramid entrance

Published online: 19 September 2014

Mexico’s $105m Baroque Museum denied environmental permit

Construction on the Toyo Ito-designed building is stalled less than a month after the groundbreaking ceremony

Published online: 18 September 2014

The Wallace unveils its Great Gallery rehang

Director says revamping rooms of arms and armour will be next

Published online: 18 September 2014

 

Kraftwerk bring electric pop to Bernard Arnault's Paris museum

The 1970s electro pop pioneers Kraftwerk are due to play seven nights this November in the long-awaited, striking new Fondation Louis...

Victoria (& Albert)'s secret

A secret space has been revealed at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, but it will only be open until this Sunday, 21 September. Mystery...

Animal Farm meets Alice Walton’s museum

If you go down to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in a fortnight’s time, you’ll be able to try out as an understudy for a...

 

Washing away the varnish

The Art Institute of Chicago bought Gustave Caillebotte’s 1877 painting Paris Street; Rainy Day in 1964. Since then, it has become one of the museum’s most popular pictures. But well-known and well-loved works of art can still yield surprises. When the museum’s conservators cleaned the painting late last year, they found that beneath its varnish, Caillebotte’s technique was more complex than they had previously believed.