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Quai Branly to send fragment of feather belt worn by first King of Tahiti back to Polynesia

Rediscovered maro 'ura will go on show at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands on long-term loan from 2021

Strikes hit France: here are the museums that are affected

Several institutions have closed, others have cut back their opening times as protests against Macron's retirement reforms sweep the country

'A giant wall': art world feels the pinch of Trump’s 25% import duty on printed works

Collectors and artists are scrambling to find solutions to the US government’s penalty tariffs

Art fairsreview

Still very much a local (af)fair: Art Düsseldorf's Asian promise is yet to come to fruition

Strong German collector base attracts European and US galleries but the the influx of international dealers and visitors is only a trickle

Fine Arts Paris to expand with new investment, but will it rival the city's Biennale?

New partnership with Connaissance des Arts magazine announced as third edition of the fair opens

Also Known As Africa fair draws crowds but lacks big galleries—for now

Parisian fair dedicated to contemporary African art is gaining momentum in its fourth edition

Yoruba prince donates more than 1,000 works of art to establish university museum in Nigeria

Yemisi Shyllon hopes other Nigerian collectors will follow his example and help found teaching museums that promote art education

Imane Farès drops out of new Paris gallery complex

Gallery was due to take a space in Komunuma, housed in a 1940s former manufacturing plant in Romainville, a north eastern suburb

Urs Fischer makes wax portrait of Leonardo DiCaprio and his family for Gagosian show

One edition of the work has already been set alight and will gradually melt away over the course of the exhibition

Latest Crossrail commission unveiled at Canary Wharf

Michal Rovner's video features some of London's best known landmarks

Test shot: Lille’s new photography institute prepares for 2021 launch

The new Institut pour la Photographie is backed by the annual photography festival Rencontres d’Arles

Jacques Chirac, former French president, dies, aged 86

The politician, who also served as prime minister and Paris mayor, championed the founding of the Musée du Quai Branly

It's official: French tycoons finalise €300m donations for fire-ravaged Notre Dame

Foundation secures funds from Bernard Arnault and François Pinault towards the reconstruction of the cathedral

'It’s our intervention that causes the mayhem': Kiki Smith on work, wandering and the wonders of nature

Tapestries, photography and sculpture feature in the US artist’s first major UK show for 25 years at Modern Art Oxford

Installation of Jeff Koons's controversial Bouquet of Tulips begins in Paris

The sculpture will now go on show near the Champs-Elysées, after previous location near the Palais de Tokyo was strongly opposed

Construction on Notre Dame pushed back to 19 August as steps taken to decontaminate site from lead

Construction had been expected to start a week earlier, but new safety measures for the protection of workers are still being tested

Greek sculptor Panayiotis Vassilakis, known as Takis, has died at 93

The self-taught artist explored magnetic field energy in his kinetic works, admired by Duchamp and the American Beat poets

Algerian artist Rachid Koraichi builds cemetery for drowned migrants

Though the site is due to open next spring, Koraichi has already had to bury 56 anonymous bodies to relieve overcrowding in existing local cemeteries

Work by an African artist to be launched into space to highlight effects of global warming

Piece will be fixed onto nose of an Ariane 5 launcher that will be collecting data on climate change's impact on Africa

'Robin Hood' environmental group files lawsuit over lead fumes near Notre Dame

Complaint accuses authorities of failing to protect locals from potential health risks after fire

‘Grand Paris’: new art complex to open in Parisian suburb

Galleries such as Air de Paris and Fabienne Leclerc will relocate to a refurbished industrial space in Romainville

Kazakhstan's first international exhibition reveals a craving for culture in Nur-Sultan

In the wake of the country's cancelled Venice Biennale pavilion, the show aims to build a more global "artists' community" in the newly renamed capital city

Bordeaux gets €60m Meca for creative industries

Bjarke Ingels-designed culture hub will be the new home of the Frac regional contemporary art centre

Olafur Eliasson commissioned to light up the Arc de Triomphe

Project is part of the City of Paris's programme of raising its image ahead of the 2024 Games

Hossein Farmani's homecoming sees two photography centres open in Iran

The Lucie Awards organiser plans to open a museum in the city of Kashan next April

Eileen Gray’s and Le Corbusier’s architectural gems reopen after extensive restoration

A Modernist villa and hut in the south of France feature wall paintings by Le Corbusier

Crowd control: Louvre to enforce timed tickets in run-up to Leonardo da Vinci blockbuster

Reservations will mainly be online as French museum anticipates record visitor figures

Smaller Art Cologne caters to our short attention spans

Less is more in the internet age, says organiser of fair which has dropped from 210 exhibitors to 176

French sculptor Claude Lalanne has died, aged 93

Her imaginative works inspired by flora and fauna sometimes carried a Surrealist touch