This week, we talk to the writer and critic Amy Castor about what effect the tumbling crypto markets might have on the until-now booming world of non-fungible tokens or NFTs.
Also, as as Norway’s vast new National Museum opens this week, we speak to its director Karin Hindsbo. Read our special report on the new Norway museum here.
This episode's Work of the Week is Folding Screen with Indian Wedding, Mitote, and Flying Pole, made in Mexico in the late 17th century. It is one of the major pieces in a new show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, called Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800. Ilona Katzew, the curator of the exhibition, talks in depth about the meanings and purpose of the work.
• Archive of the World: Art and Imagination in Spanish America, 1500–1800, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 12 June-30 October.