Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris is the Chief Contributing Editor of The Art Newspaper

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How almost meeting Alberto Giacometti the week he died inspired a new biography

A 60-year “obsession” began when Michael Peppiatt set out for Paris with a letter of introduction from Francis Bacon

British Museum thefts: Welsh politicians join the queue in calling for objects to be repatriated

The treasures singled out so far include the Mold Gold Cape and Moel Hebog shield

Tate hires new curators dedicated to Indigenous art and the climate

Both posts are part of an initative to redefine the institution's “existing collection of art and offer new perspectives on global art histories”

Collector David Walsh's subterranean Mona museum expanding to house 'dream library'

The new space at the Tasmanian institution will also include other “treasures” according to Walsh's wife, curator and artist Kirsha Kaechele

Cuban artists call for boycotts in light of government's 'persistent human rights violations'

Open letter also says that the regime is ‘using art to salvage its public image’

British Museum thefts: Chinese state newspaper calls for the return of cultural relics

Article in The Global Times also criticises the UK’s ‘bloody, ugly, and shameful colonial history’

Parthenon Marbles deal still on the table despite British Museum theft scandal

Other Greek treasures would come to London in exchange for a loan of the contested sculptures

Nigeria doubles down on restitution demands following British Museum thefts

Government official says new claim will be made for Benin Bronzes housed in London

Paris’s Grand Palais gets a new director

New Rmn-GP chief Didier Fusillier will need to oversee the restoration of the historic venue and work with the Centre Pompidou

British Museum theft: underfunding of UK sector has weakened safeguarding of collections, museums body says

The UK Museums Association also stresses that insider theft is rare—though others disagree

Tulip mania, Brexit and AI: Mat Collishaw takes on Kew Gardens this autumn

The artist marries nature and technology in the ambitious new exhibition

Thefts at the British Museum prompted director’s resignation, say media reports

But Hartwig Fischer stepping down is not linked to the alleged thefts, say fresh sources

Media reports identify objects allegedly stolen from British Museum and posted on eBay

The items include a piece of Roman jewellery—reportedly worth between £25,000 and £50,000—being offered with a minimum price of £40

London's National Gallery releases details of 200th anniversary Jeremy Deller project

His work will be made in collaboration with four institutions across the UK—from Northern Ireland to Scotland—before travelling to the capital

Europe's 'first museum dedicated to art by women artists' to open in southern France

Former trader Christian Levett's rebranded institution will present works by Joan Mitchell, Howardena Pindell and Cecily Brown among others

Trespassing tourist wades into Rome's Trevi Fountain

The woman was caught on video filling up her water bottle in the late Baroque masterpiece

More stolen archaeological treasures return to Italy from the US

The Menil Collection denies claims in an Italian police statement that 60 of the disputed artefacts were housed at the Texas museum

Angela Flowers, dealer at the heart of British art for 50 years, has died aged 90

Flowers built a global empire from Hong Kong to Hackney and always championed artists

Metal detectorists make first discovery of Iron Age gold coins in Wales

The haul has now been officially classed as treasure and may be acquired by an Anglesey museum

Artists set sail for Marshall Islands on climate crisis expedition

Lisa Reihana is among the artists embarking on the odyssey, which will be followed by a film, book and exhibition

Leonardo's $450m Salvator Mundi returns as an NFT

The Mona Lisa and Van Gogh’s Starry Night have also been released as digital assets

Can private funds soothe public cuts? Frieze London looks to boost UK arts sector with launch of new awards and initiatives

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the fair has announced a spate of schemes playing matchmaker between philanthropic groups and organisations in need

Barbican arts chief Will Gompertz appointed director of London's Sir John Soane’s Museum

In a surprise move, the former BBC arts editor will replace Bruce Boucher who will retire after almost eight years at the eclectic institution

Iwona Blazwick announced as curator of 18th Istanbul Biennial

The current curatorial lead of Saudi Arabia's Contemporary Art Museum, AlUla, she will now oversee the artistic vision of the Turkish exhibition's 2024 edition


Seven artists win lifeline Loewe Foundation/Studio Voltaire Award during cost-of-living crisis

Maz Murray and Emily Pope are among new cohort given rent-free studio space in London and a £5,000 bursary

Kyiv Biennial 2023 to travel across Europe with focus on 'war and displacement'

This year's exhibition will first open in the capital and two other Ukrainian cities

Book Clubinterview

The Redstone Press founder Julian Rothenstein explains the benefits of being a small publisher and why he has cut back on fonts

The designer and editor also reveals the famous writers he will be collaborating with for the next editions of his popular diary series