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Vienna museum director calls for time limit on Nazi-loot restitution claims

But critics say the focus should be on how provenance research can be carried out efficiently and rapidly

Published online: 30 March 2015

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Turkish president appeals ruling that he must pay damages to artist

Recep Tayyip Erdogan described Mehmet Aksoy’s work as a “monstrosity”

Published online: 30 March 2015

Kiev biennial venue withdraws support citing war-time conditions

But Austrian curators say they will carry on with the exhibition

Published online: 24 March 2015

Montreal film festival has full slate of art documentaries

Fifa fare includes a look into the life of art market star Marc Quinn, Hitler’s trove of looted art and Egyptian artists involved in the Arab Spring

Published online: 24 March 2015

After decades of being traded around the world, portrait by El Greco returned to heirs

Work owned by Viennese industrialist who fled to Mexico to escape Nazis is finally recovered

Published online: 24 March 2015

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

 

Ruskin’s flirtation with photography

An auction sleeper lot of 188 daguerreotypes estimated at £80-£100 has turned out to have belonged to John Ruskin, making the collection...

Adam Dant's art of electioneering

Adam Dant is to start work shortly as the official 2015 UK Election Artist, commissioned by the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of...

Spending a Penny at the Ivy

The Ivy restaurant in the heart of London’s theatreland is a magnet for celebrities and headline-hitting artists such as Kate Moss, Ricky...

 

Tour the Amphipolis tomb

The media frenzy around the discovery of a massive and richly decorated tomb in Amphipolis, near Serres shows now signs of slowing down, especially since a skeleton was found at the site last week that is believe to be on of Alexander the Great’s generals. To appease the insatiable archaeology fans, this weekend, Skai TV and the newspaper Kathimerini released a 3D animated tour of the tomb, showing the treasures archaeologists have uncovered so far: two sphinxes, two caryatids and an intricate floor mosaic.