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Mika Rottenberg: ‘Giant things are often triggered by tiny reactions’

The “silly but serious” artist’s experiences at the world’s largest particle accelerator at Cern have helped to shape her expansive retrospective at Museum Tinguely

New encyclopaedia makes Africa’s distant past relevant to today and tomorrow

Project aims to help seasoned researchers unlearn biases and the next generation of archaeologists to find inspiration

From audioguides without men to a new women's museum in London, here's how the art world is celebrating International Women's Day

We've compiled a list of exhibitions of events whose impact on foregrounding women artists is likely to live on beyond one calendar day

Museums in the firing line as UK council funding crisis bites

Local authorities in England are taking drastic action, including scrapping all funding for museums, leading some experts to argue that new funding models are the only way to survive

An-My Lê: the artist portraying the inhuman scale of war and small acts of resistance

Airlifted out of Vietnam as a teenager when Saigon fell, the Vietnamese American photographer makes no attempt to simplify the unbearably complex, and pits individual agency against huge geopolitical forces

New art project seeks to capture the sounds of migration

The initiative is a collaboration between the University of Oxford and Cities and Memory, which since 2015 has been forming a sound map of the world

Cleaner's cupboard becomes a walk-in camera obscura: hidden backrooms of London's V&A transformed into new photography centre

Seven dedicated galleries will now exhibit the full range and depth of the museum world’s oldest photography collection

Robots and submarines: France's new state-of-the-art ship is a game changer for marine archaeology

Big enough to cross the Atlantic, the high-tech research vessel Alfred Merlin ushers in a new era for French underwater heritage

Sophie Taeuber-Arp survey reveals the dizzying range of work by the Swiss artist

The major travelling exhibition opens at the Kunstmuseum Basel before travelling to London's Tate Modern and the Museum of Modern Art in New York

Slowing the news: artists commissioned to document a US election year through the act of drawing

The final part of an exhibition, delayed by the unprecedented events of 2020, opens at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Bourse de Commerce: opening of Pinault's long-awaited Paris museum is—pandemic permitting—finally around the corner

Two decades since the billionaire started planning a home for his collection in the French capital, the spectacular space is due to open on 23 January

Major museum openings and expansions in 2021

From the much-anticipated Grand Egyptian Museum to the Frick’s move to a Brutalist landmark, here are the building projects aiming to change cultural landscapes around the world

Can artists change the world? MoMA show explores political art from the early 20th-century

The works on paper from the Merrill C. Berman Collection include designs for Communist posters and salad oil advertisements

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Uyghur civilisation in China continues to be erased as part of chilling mission

Australian think tank data reveals that two-thirds of the region’s mosques have been either destroyed or damaged

Incarceration is part of the American experience for many—its art is explored in a major new show at MoMA PS1

Exhibition in New York will include works made by those who are part of—or who have ties to—the largest prison population in the world

When did just looking at art lose its appeal?

Sleep in Hopper’s motel room or dive into Monet’s pond—museums are increasingly going beyond traditional exhibition formats to attract visitors

America's Deep South heads to the UK’s south coast for remarkable exhibition

Around 20 artists from the US will show at Margate's Turner Contemporary, some for the first time in a UK institution

What will cultural philanthropy look like in the 21st century? A new forum aims to find out

A survey of 500 art world professionals conducted by the Arts Funders Forum could help museums stay relevant to new patrons

Marcel Duchamp’s box of delights opens at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Readymades, miniature reproductions, collaborations with Man Ray, and games of chess to feature in new show

Brafa to auction section of the Berlin Wall for charity

Five graffitied segments were bought by the non-profit Brussels art fair last year and will be exhibited at the event next year

Dissecting a gallery in a remade MoMA

Among the most striking examples of the museum's more global and inclusive approach is a gallery with the theme War Within, War Without

'Art history isn’t the neat package you think it is': first look at MoMA's $450m expansion

How the New York museum has remixed its unrivalled collection ahead of its 21 October re-opening