Hannah McGivern

The story behind a student who discovered Edward Hopper's earliest paintings were copies

New research finds teenage artist's landscapes were based on a magazine for amateurs learning how to paint

Rotterdam's former Witte de With art centre chooses 'decolonial' new name

Institution previously associated with a 17th-century Dutch naval officer will become Kunstinstituut Melly in January

Charity gives £2.5m Covid-19 rescue grants to 66 UK arts organisations including Tate and British Museum

Clore Duffield Foundation funds are designed to relaunch learning and community programming

Inside The Box: Plymouth’s £48m bid for cultural revival

Pandemic scuppers city’s celebrations of Mayflower anniversary and hopes for tourist crowds—but flagship museum project opens against the odds

Sigmund Freud Museum reopens in Vienna after a €4m expansion

Family's private apartment, displays about psychoanalysis and collection of conceptual art go on view

Going Dutch: teamLab to launch permanent exhibition in the Netherlands in 2024

Immersive installations by the Japan-based collective will be the centrepiece of Nowhere, a new digital art space in Utrecht

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Unesco, Icom and Louvre rally to help Beirut as museums tackle extensive explosion damage

A coalition of international museums and heritage organisations are working to provide expertise to Lebanese institutions

Hannah McGivern. with additional reporting by Gareth Harris

Sydney's Powerhouse Museum saved from sell-off, but debate rages on

NSW government scraps controversial billion-dollar relocation plan but faces questions from community groups and parliament

Staff cuts: are museums protecting their workers?

Plus, curator Emily Butler on Rhea Storr's video art. Produced in association with Christie's

Hosted by Ben Luke and Margaret Carrigan. with guest speaker Hannah McGivern. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

Tate and National Gallery commercial units to cut hundreds of employees

While the museums’ staff have avoided layoffs, their colleagues in retail and catering have not been as lucky

BBC investigation uncovers legal dispute over blockbuster Tutankhamun exhibition

Lawyer says Egypt breached heritage protection laws by contracting a private company to tour the artefacts

Decolonising museums: the new network opening up the diversity debate in the Netherlands

Cultural institutions from Amsterdam to Utrecht will work together to advance diversity and inclusion in programming, audiences and staff

Mary Rose Museum 'appalled' by David Starkey's racist remarks as British historian steps down as trustee

Tudor specialist has been widely condemned for remarks on slavery and Black Lives Matter in YouTube interview

Art Fund unblocks £2m in grants to reopen UK museums and 'prevent immediate insolvency'

Charity's Covid-19 crisis support package includes £150,000 to launch new network of touring exhibitions

Netherlands gets first 'startup' museum for new media art

Nxt Museum to open in Amsterdam on 29 August with immersive installations by pioneering artists, designers, technologists and scientists

Here are the US and European museums that have announced when they are reopening

As governments loosen lockdown restrictions, institutions map out ways of seeking to limit the spread of coronavirus

Happy International Museum Day! Why today's digital event matters now more than ever

Suay Aksoy, president of Icom, says museums closed by Covid-19 lockdowns "need to champion themselves because their survival may depend on it"

While in lockdown, UK's Sainsbury Centre acquires major works by sculptor Elisabeth Frink

Acquisition from the artist's estate heralds a wave of works being dispersed across UK public collections

Museums wrangle to extend exhibition loans beyond lockdown

Delicate negotiations with lenders are under way to postpone major European shows of Raphael, Artemisia Gentileschi and Christo

Anna Sansom. with additional reporting by Hannah McGivern

'There is no fast track back to normal': museums confront economic fallout of the pandemic

Closed museums are losing millions in income, ushering in job cuts, appeals for emergency relief and lasting changes in strategy

V&A’s rare Frank Lloyd Wright interior is spruced up after years in storage

One of the museum’s finest period rooms, the Kaufmann Office is being restored for display in new V&A East collection centre

With ‘no reserves and no endowment’, Bloomsbury group’s country home needs £400,000 to survive

Charleston, a ramshackle farmhouse complete with painted interiors by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, has launched an emergency crowdfunding appeal

Here are the museums that have closed (so far) due to coronavirus

Updates on which cultural institutions are temporarily closing to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic

Not bigger, but better: behind the scenes of the £35.5m revamp at London's National Portrait Gallery

Director Nicholas Cullinan and architect Jamie Fobert reveal how the gallery’s controversial three-year closure will transform its 600-year collection of portraits

Google unlocks prehistoric art of France’s Chauvet cave

One of the world's oldest rock art sites is now accessible through virtual reality

Top five museum acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter international museum collections—from a pot by an African-American slave to the earliest depiction of Highland dress

Uffizi scientific committee resigns in dispute over Raphael loan

The committee had advised against moving Raphael’s portrait of Pope Leo X; the museum loaned it to Rome’s Scuderie del Quirinale regardless

Catherine Hickley. with additional reporting by Hannah McGivern