Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris is the Chief Contributing Editor of The Art Newspaper

Who wants to be the next British Museum director? Post advertised with a salary of £216,000

Successful candidate will have their work cut out for them to restore the institution's reputation after last year's theft scandal

Young British artist Flora Yukhnovich to unveil new works at Wallace Collection

The art market star known for reinterpreting Rococo classics will take over a staircase space at the London institution

UK arts funding: Nottingham institutions under threat as Windsor & Maidenhead pledges to maintain arts services

Austerity continues to bite for art galleries and museums as non-statutory cultural budgets are slashed

Kevser Güler named new director of Istanbul Biennial

The decision comes in the aftermath of a controversy surrounding the appointment of the exhibition's curator

UK local council wants to cut all arts funding in latest austerity move

Suffolk County Council wants to slash £500,000 for culture, which could put local museums at risk

Medieval cemetery with crouching bodies and rare artefacts unearthed near Cardiff airport

French glass and African pottery suggest individuals buried are of high status

Pompeii prison bakery—discovered during recent excavations—opens to the public

Regio IX area, one of nine neighbourhoods, was made publicly accessible this week

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Caroline Campbell on the ways in which cities have shaped art history

The director of the National Gallery of Ireland provides an alternative view of the history of art in her new book

Polish pavilion selection at Venice Biennale gets political as rejected artist cries censorship

Ignacy Czwartos was chosen to represent Poland but his exhibition concept has been ditched by the new government

Venice city council proposes limiting tourist groups and banning loudspeakers

Latest measures are attempt to stem mass tourism and conserve the historic city

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Tackling misconceptions around Pauline Boty—new publication evaluates late artist's contribution to British Pop art

A tragic figure whose 'promise went mostly unfulfilled', her legacy is now being revisited afresh

Awardsnews

UK New Year Honours—Venice Biennale artist Sonia Boyce made a dame; stained glass supremo Brian Clarke is knighted

NPG chief Nicholas Cullinan, Southbank’s Elaine Bedell and Nick Merriman of Horniman Museum all receive OBEs

Mongolia mulls restitution claims after identifying objects held abroad

Country’s culture minister calls for research into artefacts held by British institutions and also announces a Royal Academy show

From Phyllida Barlow to Angela Flowers—remembering the artists, collectors, curators and gallerists who died in 2023

The artists Vivan Sundaram and Françoise Gilot, collectors Harald Falckenberg and Barry Humphries plus curator Vincent Honoré were also lost to the art world this year

Artists and curators pay tribute to performance pioneer Pope.L who has died aged 68

The artist, known for his Crawl series, treated 'absurdity of racism in an unflinching way’

Bige Örer, director of the Istanbul Biennial, steps down after tumultuous year

Turkish arts chief says her decision is not prompted by controversy over curator selection

Nazi-looted Dutch Golden Age painting returned to Goudstikker heir

Latest restitution of work by Cornelis van Haarlem is part of years-long campaign to reunite works with family of Dutch-Jewish dealer

A daring pairing—London gallery to launch joint exhibition featuring Beryl Cook and Tom of Finland

Studio Voltaire is seeking works by Cook who is known for her depictions of bolder, bigger women

UK museums acquire works by Damien Hirst and Claude Monet under tax relief schemes

More than 40 items worth over £52m allocated to galleries nationwide including a £10.5m miniature Renaissance bronze

As British Library faces fallout of cyber attack—what can arts bodies do to combat ransomware threats?

A hack that has limited the British Library’s access to its digital systems is the latest in a series of online raids on cultural institutions

Venice and more: the most interesting biennials to visit this year

Full listings of the biennials and triennials happening in 2024

Giovanni Anselmo, pioneer of Arte Povera, has died, aged 89

Italian artist, who won Venice’s Golden Lion award in 1990, is subject of a Guggenheim Bilbao retrospective next year

Italian museums undergo mass leadership reshuffle with Eike Schmidt out at the Uffizi

The Florence museum chief has been named director of Naples's Capodimonte with new leaders also appointed in Milan and Rome as part of right-wing government strategy

US artist Richard Hunt—creator of more than 160 public works—has died aged 88

The sculptor, who was committed to civil rights, recently completed a monument to Emmett Till

Arnolfini censorship row deepens as artists refuse to work with the Bristol institution

The dispute was sparked by a decision to cancel Palestine Film Festival events

Saudi Arabia’s Desert X AlUla biennial announces new curators for 2024 edition

The theme of the third iteration will be “In the Presence of Absence”

Renaissance nude painting row at French school sparks teacher walkout

Some students were reportedly “disturbed” by Giuseppe Cesari work which depicts bathing nymphs

Louvre raises ticket prices by 30% in Olympics year

The price increase will help to subsidise free entry for some visitors and regulate crowd size