Emily Sharpe

John Singleton Copley double portrait lovingly restored, pock marks and all

So-called imperfections laid bare at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Visitor Figures 2020: top 100 art museums revealed as attendance drops by 77% worldwide

The Art Newspaper's annual survey shows how the pandemic had a devastating impact on museums around the world—but there were some silver linings

Emily Sharpe and José da Silva. With additional reporting by Martin Bailey. Research conducted by Federico Florian and Victoria Stapley-Brown

See 150 years of fashion in 60 minutes at the Met

The museum has drawn on the writings of Virginia Woolf, and the theories of Charles Baudelaire and Henri Bergson, to create a disruptive timeline of fashion

Miami Design District aims to fill in the fair gap with winter arts event

The Design Miami fair will return to the Moore Building, and other galleries that regularly show in Art Basel will be given temporary spaces

Getty Conservation Institute helps museums rethink stringent guidelines on conservation

New initiative helps institutions move towards a more tailored and sustainable approach to maintaining collection environments

Online antiquities smugglers are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis

Heritage watchdog sees rise in posts from trafficking groups on Facebook

The exceptional piece of calligraphy at the centre of one of 2019's most popular—and most controversial—exhibitions

Tokyo National Museum’s show on Chinese artist Yan Zhenqing ranks 15th in our latest visitor attendance survey despite contentious loan from Taipei museum

Manga beats Rembrandt and Captain Cook to be named the British Museum’s most popular show last year

The exhibition on the global phenomenon was the largest ever to be staged outside Japan

Art's Most Popular: here are 2019's most visited shows and museums

Ai Weiwei was a hit in Brazil, records were broken in London and Paris—but is this the final year of museum visitor growth?

Mo people, mo problems: when busy shows go wrong

The cost of producing crowd-pulling shows can outstrip the cash they bring in. Here are some of the downsides of being just too popular

Zagreb Cathedral’s spire damaged in major earthquake

City is "fighting two enemies" as it continues to deal with the spread of coronavirus

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MFA Boston launches new research centre focusing on Dutch and Flemish art

The specialist department is the first of its kind in the US and will include a space to display the fruits of its work

Both sides now: Tate Britain to show rare two-faced painting by Aubrey Beardsley

British illustrator’s only known paintings—on front and back of the same canvas—will be displayed for the first time in new exhibition

King Tut’s golden year, Koons’s worst: the highs and lows of the art world in 2019

As Notre Dame burned, protestors called the shots and a gold toilet vanished, it was certainly a year to remember

Illustrations of Cuban caricaturist Conrado Massaguer receive Miami show

Massaguer's astute work mocked figures from both sides of political divide

In Pictures | Step back to the future at Design Miami

From Robert Wilson's childhood memories to pint-sized furniture by Isamu Noguchi

Words by Emily Sharpe. Photographs by David Owens

In Pictures | Art Basel thinks even bigger with Meridians

The new section highlights performance and large-scale works of art

Interview by Emily Sharpe. Photographs by David Owens

In Miami for Art Basel? Eight shows to see outside the fair

From a travelling Stonewall survey to Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña's first major museum retrospective

Three exhibitions to see in London this weekend

From Lucian Freud's stunning self-portraits at the Royal Academy of Arts to King Tut's treasures at the Saatchi Gallery

‘Cursed’ horn trumpets among highlights of King Tut show opening in London this week

Instrument with "magical properties" among the 150 artefacts found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb that will go on display at the Saatchi Gallery

The Sistine Chapel's system upgrade: Nam June Paik's immersive video to be recreated for Tate

The late artist’s award-winning Venice Biennale presentation has been painstakingly reconstructed at Tate Modern—clunky old tubes and all

New Rolls-Royce initiative encourages artists to make video, animation and VR works

Scheme is part of the luxury car manufacturer's new vision for its art programme to “encourage artists to expand the limits of the imaginable”

Fondation Beyeler's Young Picasso exhibition is the second most popular in the museum's history

Swiss museum extended the show to accommodate visitors to Europe for Art Basel and the Venice Biennale

In pictures: furniture with a green conscience at Design Miami/Basel

Sustainability is a recurring theme at the 14th edition of the fair. Here is our pick of three ecological works

How the art world is going green

Those within the art world who advocate for environmentally friendly practices are finding a sector willing to do its part.

Sackler sponsorship: take it or leave it? Plus, museum visitor figures

We examine the growing unease among British museums about accepting money from Sackler family members linked to the sale of the opioid OxyContin, and look at 2018's most visited shows and museums with Met director Max Hollein. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Hosted by Ben Luke and Nancy Kenney. , with guest speakers Martin Bailey and Emily Sharpe. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

A dash of fashion and a pinch of gratis: the perfect recipe for a sell-out show

From creating “experiences” to being fashion-friendly, museums are getting savvy at driving visitors to their exhibitions. Here are some tricks of the trade

Art's Most Popular: here are 2018's most visited shows and museums

Fashion continues upward trend in the US, shooting to the top of The Art Newspaper's chart, while the British Museum slips from the top spot in the UK

Tutankhamun treasure tour exhibition drums up funds for new Egyptian museum

Travelling show of 150 artefacts started in Los Angeles and is going to Paris and London

Lucas Blalock gives ‘pathetic’ objects a new lease of life at the ICA LA

More than 20 photographs are included in the artist’s first solo exhibition at a US museum

Six shows to see during Frieze Los Angeles

From a Charles White retrospective to raw canvases inspired by the occult and queer sex magic

Which exhibitions will be the blockbusters of 2019?

Major Leonardo and Rembrandt anniversaries mean a wealth of shows focusing on the Old Masters, but Tintoretto, the Bauhaus or even Bill Viola could be dark horses

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Larry Bell: Through the looking glass

With an exhibition at ICA Miami, we speak to the artist about his innovative work, from transparent cubes to sensuous colour installations

In pictures: 15 years at Art Basel in Miami Beach

From the fair's director Marc Spiegler playing football on the beach to the collector Jorge Pérez getting a lift from rapper Wyclef Jean, some of our favourite images from the archive

V&A opens up towering replica of Trajan's column in revamped Cast Courts

New-look galleries invite visitors to explore inside Victorian plaster cast of Roman monument

Rachel Whiteread’s breakthrough work Ghost gets complex conservation treatment

Structural engineers and architects were among those restoring the room-sized cast at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC

Warship figureheads restored ahead of opening for new Plymouth arts complex

Royal Navy statues are being made shipshape and ready for installation at The Box, opening in 2020

Warhol's newly restored 102-canvas work Shadows goes on show in New York

Dia's presentation coincides with the Whitney Museum of American Art’s retrospective on the artist

Collector's Eye: Frank Cohen

Art lovers tell us what they’ve bought and why

The portrait miniatures conservator who sees the bigger picture

We spoke to the V&A's Alan Derbyshire about Nicholas Hilliard's trick for painting the perfect ruby and why collector's need to look at their miniatures often

Conservation starts on Liverpool’s Neolithic stones

The Calderstones are being studied, recorded and restored before their reinstallation

Tate restores colour and depth to John Nash painting

The picture is on display in Tate Britain's show Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One

A 19th-century bikini from Iran goes on show in the UK in time for the summer

The garment was conserved for the Holburne Museum's exhibition of objects collected by the “intrepid” traveller Ellen Tanner

Three to see: London

Michael Jackson is a thrilling muse at the National Portrait Gallery, while ancient Egypt is given a modern twist at the British Museum

Britain's Post-Modern architecture receives protected heritage status

From a private residence inspired by the cosmos to a commercial building with curves: Historic England adds 17 "PoMo" buildings to register

World Monuments Fund gives $1m for post-quake restoration of Mexican archaeological site

Monte Albán, the ancient capital of the Zapotec people, was damaged by earthquakes in 2017

The amazing technicolour Chippendale: museum injects colour back into 18th-century work

Show at Leeds City Museum is one of this year's many events commemorating the tercentenary of the furniture maker’s birth

Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger: Where the wild things are

From getting fit to analysing your tears, Swiss artists’ installation at the Museum Tinguely invites visitors to dive right in

Three to See: Basel

From a gesamtkunstwerk designed to awaken the senses to a five-decade survey of Bruce Nauman

In pictures: must-see works at Art Basel's Unlimited

The art fair's section dedicated to monumental works is full of plastic, plants—and lots of gold

Mauritshuis invites visitors to watch conservators clean its oldest painting

Dutch museum will remove yellowed varnish from Van der Weyden's The Lamentation of Christ

Why using lasers to clean feathers is not a bird-brained idea

Conservators have used the method on a ceremonial cape made by the Tupinambá—a cannibalistic tribe from Brazil

Canada’s 1950s Venice Biennale pavilion gets a facelift

The upgrade to the Modernist building and its surrounding landscape has resulted in a new visitor route planned for the Giardini

British Museum positions itself as a European expert on Korean art with major conservation project

It is the first Western institution to launch a long-term project to study and conserve pictorial art from the country

Three to see: London

From rejuvenated “killed negatives” to a new lease of life for the UK’s only Michelangelo marble

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