Catherine Hickley

Looted Indian sword fetches record ₤14m at Bonhams

Taken as a trophy from the bedside of the dead Tipu Sultan in 1799 by British troops, the sword’s high estimate was ₤2m

Berlin museums to look into origins of archaeological collections

Research could lead to restitutions if artefact were found to have been excavated or exported illegally

Five men from Berlin crime family sentenced for £100m Dresden jewel heist

Two of the men on trial were previously found guilty of stealing a giant gold coin from Berlin’s Bode Museum in 2017

'Restitution with conditions is neo-colonialism': German ruling parties defend return of Benin bronzes in parliament

The far-right Alternative for Germany party called for the debate after the oba of Benin was named owner of the returning artefacts, causing confusion

Germany’s museums buy back ‘degenerate’ artworks purged by the Nazis

A painting by Egon Schiele is among those bought back by the institutions from where they were confiscated

Unesco seeks to improve artists’ protection from censorship and violence

New report finds that, unlike journalists, artists are often "in the dark" about the organisations they can turn to when their rights are threatened

African and European museum directors pledge to cooperate at Dakar conference

The institutions agreed to collaborate in areas including restitution, digitisation of collections and exhibitions

Obituariesfeature

Remembering Myriam Ullens, art collector, and philanthropist, who launched the first contemporary art museum in China

Belgian entrepreneur in fashion, food and art, co-founded the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, in Beijing, with her husband, Guy Ullens

Monumental Cold War-era Karl Marx mosaic restored in east Germany

Josep Renau's vast memorial in Halle-Neustadt is one of the most important surviving public works of art produced in communist East Germany

Dusseldorf settles with Jewish dealer’s heirs on portrait that hung in mayor's office

Wilhelm von Schadow’s painting 'The Artist’s Children' was once owned by Max Stern, who fled Nazi persecution in the 1930s

A major Estonian art collection looted by the Nazis is probably in Belarus, new report finds

With the help of Kyiv archives, a historian has investigated the fate of 5,000 works of art and 20,000 books owned by Julius Genss

Has New York's law aimed at identifying Nazi-looted art in museums worked?

Recent legislation requires institutions to label works they display that was stolen by the Nazis, but some are still unwilling to publish their provenance research

Germans falter on Benin bronzes’ return to Nigeria

Doubts surface in media over Nigeria’s museum infrastructure

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'You can buy two sailboats for one Shang Dynasty gong': Chinese art dealer James Lally on selling his gallery’s inventory at auction

The retired gallerist looks back on 50 years of his career ahead of a Christie's New York sale this month

'Wild and raw': Winterthur exhibition reveals the younger side of Cranach the Elder

An exhibition at the Oskar Reinhart Collection Am Römerholz will focus on the German master’s early work, produced when he emigrated to Vienna as a young man

Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie holds fundraiser for Ukrainian refugees

Klaus Biesenbach, Olafur Eliasson and Anne Imhof are organising a two-day event at the museum

Unesco 'gravely concerned' about damage to Ukrainian cultural heritage

The UN body is monitoring heritage sites by satellite and plans a meeting with Ukrainian museum directors to safeguard collections

Ukraine urges sanctions against Russian art sector

Statement from leading art world figures calls for a ban on Russian participants in international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale and Documenta

Berlin gallery fights eviction by property company majority-owned by billionaire art patron Nicolas Berggruen

Semjon H.N. Semjon has occupied the property in the city's Mitte district for 21 years and has launched a legal challenge against his landlord

Gerhard's Geburtstag: Richter to mark 90th birthday by curating exhibition of his work in Dresden

The Albertinum show brings together works from the artist's personal collection with museum loans, including portraits of his wife and children

Museum devoted to George Grosz to open in a former Berlin petrol station

The privately funded museum is to be led by Ralph Jentsch, the managing director of the Grosz estate

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Berlin artists protest against Tempelhof airport’s new ‘Kunsthalle’

The temporary space’s inaugural exhibition of works by the French artist Bernar Venet opened at the weekend

Accused of 'cancel culture', Dresden museums defend renaming works

The Dresden State Art Collections (SKD) has altered 143 work titles since 2020, a decision that has been met with resistance by Germany's right-wing political parties

Berlin's 'hidden museum' that championed forgotten women artists closes down after almost 40 years

Das Verborgene Museum is passing on its archive and research mission to the Berlinische Galerie

Germany returns Nazi-looted, Dutch Golden Age painting to Jewish dealer's heir—but more than 800 works are still missing

Ice Skating by Adam van Breen was acquired by Hermann Göring, Adolf Hitler’s second-in-command, and bequeathed to the city of Trier’s museum in 1987

Van Ham auction house to sell inventory of insolvent Galerie Michael Schultz

Schultz, who died last month, was arrested in 2019 on suspicion he cheated customers

Austria sets up expert panel to develop guidelines for repatriating colonial loot

Committee led by Jonathan Fine of Vienna’s Weltmuseum may pave the way for new legislation