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Marie Antoinette’s personal china among Versailles treasures to travel to Australia

The largest ever loan show organised outside France will feature more than 100 objects from the historic royal palace

Louvre-Lens to restore Le Brun lost after the French Revolution

Painting of Christ once owned by the Sun King went missing for 200 years and was almost completely obscured by age and layers of dirt

Doctors without Borders to sell rare Duchamp nude at Paris auction to fund its field operations

The painting was recently classified as a National Treasure, however, which means it cannot leave France

St Michael the Archangel takes flight

A 19th-century statue from Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy was airlifted from its perch above the island abbey to be restored

Who will lead the Musée d’Orsay?

Some staff question president Guy Cogeval's fitness to keep the post

Widespread forgery of avant-garde artist exposed at Russian Art Week

Expert says nearly 95% of Natalia Goncharova’s 1901-13 oil paintings are fake

Kapoor accused of courting controversy in Versailles

Racy comments about installations draw ire—and vandals

Left-bank galleries offer a bohemian mix of art this weekend

We pick a sampling of shows to see at Paris’s Art Saint-Germain-des-Prés festival

Duchess of Roxburghe’s estate sale to fund restoration of derelict mansion

Sotheby’s to auction the contents of West Horsley Place, including a study for Frederic Leighton’s Flaming June

May 2015archive

Drowned, beheaded and restored: Napoleon statue returns to museum after 282 days in exile

Conservation treatment may resolve conflicting accounts of monument's history

Napoléon drowned, beheaded and restored

Treatment of emperor’s statue may resolve conflicting accounts of its history

Andy Warhol's Mona Lisa sells for more than $4m at Art Cologne

New three-floor layout revived the German fair this year<br>

“Impeccable” Modigliani star of Paris auction

Held in the Alexandre family for generations, the painting is considered a time capsule


Fake graffiti reach courts as forgeries on market increase

Man charged with selling works imitating US artist JonOne as genre’s popularity continues to grow