Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris is the Chief Contributing Editor of The Art Newspaper

Vast Anglo-Saxon burial ground discovered during work on the UK’s HS2 rail route

Archaeologists found swords, jewellery and ear wax removers at the site

Ai Weiwei’s cage sculpture in Stockholm takes on new meaning following war in Ukraine

Work is a “warning and reminder” that world will see more humanitarian crises

There is a ‘deal to be done’ with Greece over Parthenon Marbles, says British Museum chairman George Osborne

The comments from the former chancellor signals dramatic shift in museum’s policy and attitude ahead of planned protests this weekend

Francis Bacon’s portrait of rival and friend Lucian Freud could make more than £35m in London sale

Work from a private European collection fuels the market for the blue-chip artist

Grayson Perry’s memorial Covid Bell to go on show at Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition

The artist’s installation reignites debate over future of the neglected Whitechapel Bell Foundry site

With booths full of childhood memories, two African galleries make their mark at Art Basel

Their debut in the Statements section reflects the strong growth in the contemporary African art sector

UK export bar placed on Nicolas Poussin’s £19m masterpiece

Museums must match the price of the work titled Confirmation, which has been put on the market by the Duke of Rutland

NFTnews

Uffizi gallery makes only €70,000 from Michelangelo NFT that sold for €240,000

Deal with Cinello company fuels debate about ownership of Old Master masterpieces in the metaverse age

Artes Mundi hits the road: next edition of contemporary art prize to be shown at venues across Wales

Artists Nguyen Trinh Thi and Mounira Al Solh are on the shortlist for the £40,000 award

Woman's selfie mishap damages work at Madrid’s Reina Sofia museum

Meanwhile, Mick Jagger's photo in front of Picasso's Guernica makes waves

Brexitnews

British sculptor Antony Gormley acquires German passport to battle ‘Brexit disaster’

Angel of the North artist now holds dual nationality and is ‘keen to retain links with Europe’

Prizesnews

Artist Yto Barrada wins the $106,000 Queen Sonja Print Award

The prestigious printmaking prize was founded by the Norwegian monarch

What has happened to France’s grand plans to return Africa's heritage?

Five years ago President Macron took the museum world by surprise when he announced a then-revolutionary restitution plan. Now the country’s politicians are at odds about how to implement it

‘A shock to the community worldwide’: directors of Tate, Guggenheim and MoMA condemn ousting of Polish museum head

Critics say the sudden dismissal of Jarosław Suchan is the latest attempt by Poland's right-wing government at exercising greater control over cultural institutions

Anny Shaw. With additional reporting by Gareth Harris

London visitors invited to go dotty with Yayoi Kusama in her Obliteration Room this summer at Tate

Meanwhile M+ museum in Hong Kong will launch retrospective of 93-year-old Japanese artist

Turin rooftop race track—featured in The Italian Job film—transformed into an art trail

Pinacoteca Agnelli art complex, housed in former Fiat factory, launches with Sylvie Fleury show and Picasso display

JR in AR: artists wants people to leave portraits in the metaverse in new project

App in partnership with Superblue to be rolled out across cities worldwide

President Macron appoints Rima Abdul Malak as France’s new minister of culture

Culture pass, restitution issues and metaverse will be on her agenda

Digitising the Bayeux Tapestry: Victoria and Albert Museum will work with French city to research famous Medieval work

London museum signs memorandum of understanding with Bayeux city officials to develop curatorial and scientific exchange

Venice gets political: how the art world's biggest stage has become a focal point for Ukrainian protests

From demonstrations to a presidential address, the Biennale city continues to be a creative platform to criticise Russia's war

Public body Arts Council England at risk under new UK government review

Sector professionals raise concerns about minister Jacob Rees-Mogg’s intervention

In one of UK’s largest art commissioning programmes, 22 artists receive £2.5m to explore the impact of war

Michael Rakowitz and Heather Phillipson among those selected to create new works through Imperial War Museums' 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund

Gilane Tawadros appointed director of the Whitechapel Gallery in London

The head of artist copyright society Dacs will replace Iwona Blazwick, who served as head of the East London institution for 20 years

Within hours of its unveiling, controversial Margaret Thatcher statue in Lincolnshire pelted with eggs

The bronze work was initially to be installed at the Houses of Parliament in London

‘Oh f***! Anybody can do art’: pop star Robbie Williams shows new paintings at Sotheby’s

Auction house is banking on musician’s Black and White Paintings co-created with Ed Godrich