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In the February print edition:

  • Cuba refuses to return seized art despite thaw in relations with US 
  • America’s baby boomers open their cheque books to fund museum expansions
  • Curators and gamers discover they have much in common

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In this week’s edition


Wanted: a new generation of Monuments Men for US army

Curators, art historians and museum directors sought to provide expert advice in combat zones

'Shoah', the film that helped artists to explore the Holocaust, turns 30

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, artists describe how it inspired them to create new narratives

MP leads campaign to stop Islamic State funding terror through trafficking

UK and US collaborate to cut off one of the group’s top revenue streams

French artist withdraws prayer rug from show after threats from Muslim group

Curators ask mayor of Clichy to support Zoulikha Bouabdellah’s Silence or shut exhibition down entirely

More in news in the print issue:

  • Polar explorer reveals his art
  • Prince ruling revisited by appeal in fair-use case


Smithsonian accepts London mayor's invitation to launch satellite in UK

Exhibits could include space rockets, natural history, art and Dorothy's ruby slippers if $50m project takes off

BP’s controversial Tate sponsorship smaller than expected

Campaigners force gallery to disclose thait received £4m from 1990 to 2006

More in museums in the print issue:

  • Wadsworth Atheneum restores spaces it very nearly lost
  • Glasgow’s Burrell Collection could have been London’s


Tut-tut: Cairo relocates restoration chief after ‘botched’ Tutankhamun repair

Illham Abdel Rahman moved to museum in Bulaq

Scholars meet in Mali to save Timbuktu’s remaining manuscripts

UK government supports three-day symposium taking place this week

More in conservation in the print issue:

  • Restoration work on Chartres Cathedral must stop at once, says Courtauld expert


Reinvent or die, say Old Master dealers looking to modernise

The market loves contemporary art, so galleries are changing their image and broadening their stock

Warhols, Warhols everywhere at Singapore fair

International names dominated at Art Stage Singapore, though sales were largely regional

More in market in the print issue:

  • Athens art fair puts on brave face despite economic uncertainty


‘No one group has done more to put our heritage at risk than Islamic State’

International co-operation is key to shrinking the market for looted art from the Middle East

More in comment and analysis in the print issue:

  • It’s the economy, stupid—and the art market is no longer immune to its vicissitudes

louisa buck's diary

Christian Marclay’s pub crawl stops off at White Cube

Chinking glasses of a less glamorous kind are resonating through the cavernous spaces of White Cube Bermondsey, thanks to the artist’s new video installation

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Piero di Cosimo's Renaissance works given a long-overdue show 

The eccentric paintings of Piero di Cosimo (1462-1522) have intrigued people ranging from Giorgio Vasari to the Surrealists—André Breton described him as the “ultimate incarnation of what was best in the Renaissance”. But it is only now, nearly 500 years after his death, that the Florentine artist is being honoured with his first retrospective. The exhibition, opening in Washington, DC, and going on to Florence, will be remarkably complete, reassembling nearly all his surviving paintings. There will be 34 fully accepted works (plus four attributed paintings), leaving only half a dozen or so that could not be borrowed… READ MORE

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